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Secure virtualisation for NXP i.MX 8 and applications processors

Secure virtualisation for NXP i.MX 8 and applications processors
The availability of the INTEGRITY Multivisor secure virtualisation for the NXP Semiconductors i.MX 8 and 8X families of applications processors has been announced by Green Hills Software. Manufacturers of critical automotive and industrial systems can confidently run consumer operating systems in secure partitions alongside critical software applications on the same i.MX 8 processor.
24th October 2018

Small-footprint sunroof motor module reference design

Small-footprint sunroof motor module reference design
The TIDA-01389 is a small-footprint motor control module intended for sunroof and window lift applications. This TI Design uses the DRV8703-Q1 gate driver with an integrated current-shunt amplifier alongside two dual-package automotive-qualified MOSFETs, to create a very small power stage layout compared to typical relay solutions. This design also includes two of TI’s DRV5013-Q1 latching hall sensors, which are used to encode the motor position.  
12th October 2018

Smarter approach to vehicle design

Smarter approach to vehicle design
The demand for innovation is universal across industries, as new products are required to meet higher performance standards without slowing the overall time to market. This reality is perhaps most apparent in the automotive industry, where a wide range of technologies must come together seamlessly if a new product is to be successful.
9th October 2018


Carbon composite to increase material use in sports cars

Carbon composite to increase material use in sports cars
In a pioneering move, the designers at the Elemental Motor Company have utilised a manufacturing technique to extend the use of carbon composites in its RP1 track-focussed road car. Tailored Fibre Placement creates a cost effective, strong and tough solution where carbon fibre would previously have been ruled out on a cost and fragility basis. Recent developments by ZSK which improve the TFP production process now mean carbon composites can be used in many new applications.
3rd October 2018

Automotive lighting simulations support faster design cycles

Automotive lighting simulations support faster design cycles
  The availability of Synopsys' latest releases of the LucidShape CAA V5 Based and LucidDrive software products for automotive lighting analysis and simulation has been announced. The products offer new features to support faster design cycles, lower development costs, and enhanced realism of headlight simulations.
28th September 2018

Embedded workbench strengthens stability in automotive applications

Embedded workbench strengthens stability in automotive applications
IAR Systems is presenting a major update of its development tools for Renesas automotive-focused RH850 microcontrollers (MCUs). The latest version of the complete C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RH850 offers boosted user experience and extended capabilities through a number of new features.
27th September 2018

Automotive camera module reference design fits on single PCB

Automotive camera module reference design fits on single PCB
OmniVision Technologies has announced its high definition automotive camera module reference design, developed with collaboration from Leopard Imaging and featuring technology from Texas Instruments. The compact design includes OmniVision’s OX01B40 image sensor plus Image Signal Processor (ISP) System-in-Package (SiP), as well as TI’s DS90UB933-Q1 or DS90UB935-Q1 serialiser chip and TPS65000-Q1 Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC).
17th September 2018

Make the switch to service-oriented E/E architectures

Make the switch to service-oriented E/E architectures
The PREEvision 9.0, the next release of the software tool for developing distributed systems in the automotive industry and related areas, has been introduced by Vector. The model-based development environment is fully equipped for AUTOSAR Adaptive and offers extended SysML and UML functions to model service-oriented architectures.
4th September 2018

Motor driver reference design for HVAC compressor

Motor driver reference design for HVAC compressor
This brushless DC (BLDC) motor reference design controls an automotive HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) compressor by using the UCC27712-Q1 high-side and low-side gate driver followed by discrete insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) half bridges.
30th August 2018

Shunt-based ±500A precision current sensing ref. design

Shunt-based ±500A precision current sensing ref. design
This shunt-based current sensor reference design provides an accuracy of < 0.2% FSR over a temperature range of -40°C to +125°C. Precision current sensing is essential in a number of automotive applications, including battery management systems, motor currents, and others. Generally, nonlinearity, temperature drift, shunt tolerances in these locations can cause poor accuracy results.
30th August 2018


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