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Confidence-inspiring SUV designed for city living

Confidence-inspiring SUV designed for city living
A new standard of safety and user experience is being brought to the table from the premium carmaker, Volvo Cars. The company is introducing the features in the small SUV premium segment with the launch of the new Volvo XC40 this autumn. Developed around the challenges of modern city life, the XC40 aims to make the daily urban commute less stressful and more enjoyable, as drivers in the segment can now rely on the award-winning safety, connectivity and infotainment technologies known from Volvo's acclaimed new 90- and 60 Series cars.
12th September 2017

SoC accelerates development of in-vehicle infotainment apps

SoC accelerates development of in-vehicle infotainment apps
  Supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, Renesas Electronics, has started volume shipment of its first R-Car system-on-chip (SoC) incorporating Automotive Grade Linux (AGL)-based software. AGL is a cross-industry effort to develop a fully open software stack for the connected car. Renesas considers AGL as an essential step to expand the base of software developers.
8th August 2017

MOST technology provides digital multichannel audio streaming

MOST technology provides digital multichannel audio streaming
Developed by Microchip Technology, Media Oriented System Transport (MOST) technology will network the in-vehicle infotainment system of Volvo Cars’ second generation XC60 SUV. The highly publicised Volvo XC60 will be the fourth Volvo model to implement MOST150 technology, which continues to meet Volvo’s high standards for in-vehicle infotainment. Volvo Cars has been utilising Microchip’s MOST technology for years to provide the highest quality digital multichannel audio streaming.
24th July 2017


Software simplifies in-vehicle infotainment network interfacing

Software simplifies in-vehicle infotainment network interfacing
For use in-vehicle infotainment with device control over Internet Protocol (IP), Microchip Technology has made a new high-speed network solution available. Unified Centralized Software Stack (UNICENS) is a software module available at no charge to Microchip customers who are using Intelligent Network Interface Controllers (INIC) such as the OS81118, OS81119 and any future INICs. UNICENS encapsulates many of the network specifics and allows customers to focus on their application development rather than being burdened by network management details.
26th May 2017

Touchscreen controllers designed for HMI applications

Touchscreen controllers designed for HMI applications
A new family of maXTouch touchscreen controllers has been announced by Microchip. The MXT1665T-A family of automotive-qualified touchscreen controllers is designed for large-screen automotive Human Machine Interface (HMI) designs. The technology brings multi-touch HMI, such as that experienced on a mobile phone, to car drivers and passengers on screen sizes from 8-15". The MXT1665T-A family features Microchip’s adaptive touch technology that uses self-capacitive touch as well as mutual-capacitive touch scanning.
3rd May 2017

Sound processor performs volume adjustment & audio mixing

Sound processor performs volume adjustment & audio mixing
ROHM has recently announced the availability of a sound processor capable of high resolution audio playback that performs volume adjustment and audio mixing for car audio and navigation systems requiring high sound quality. In recent years the proliferation of quieter cabins and higher resolution sound sources resulting from the introduction of EVs and PHVs has increased demand for more accurate audio representation – even in the car audio sector.
26th April 2017

Mezzanine card helps to cut time to market

Mezzanine card helps to cut time to market
A high speed mezzanine card for Intel Cyclone V FPGA boards was launched at embedded world by Inova Semiconductors. The transceiver card has been co-developed by Inova and the Intel Programmable Solutions Group, and enables engineers to easily set-up hardware for testing and system development with the APIX2 automotive video interface.
23rd March 2017

Integrated system for services and infotainment

Integrated system for services and infotainment
By combining the truck cab’s audio and entertainment unit with the navigation and fleet management systems, Volvo Trucks is aiming to create an enhanced and safer driver experience, easier navigation and more efficient fleet management.
23rd March 2017

Touchscreen family expanded with added glove touch performance

Touchscreen family expanded with added glove touch performance
The automotive solutions offering from Cypress Semiconductor has been expanded with a capacitive touchscreen controller that delivers added water-proofing, glove touch and resistance to electromagnetic interference. The EMI resistance is driven by Cypress’ proprietary AutoArmor technology. The new Automotive TrueTouch CYAT8165X controllers, which target screens up to 8.5“, join a portfolio that includes Cypress’ Automotive TrueTouch CYAT8168X controllers, for screens up to 15“.
23rd March 2017

Automotive smartphone integration needs to evolve

Together, Apple and Alphabet have set the agenda for integrating smartphones with vehicle entertainment systems for nearly three years, in the form of Apple’s CarPlay and Alphabet’s Android Auto. However one of the events from CES 2017 was the emergence of a consortium of automakers coming together to back SmartDeviceLink, a technology which could present a serious challenge to Apple and Alphabet for automotive smartphone integration. Semicast sees smartphone integration as a revolutionary shift in the auto experience.
9th March 2017


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