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2014-08-20
Sensors have become central elements in powertrains as designers add functions from stop-start to double clutches. More stringent fuel efficiency and emissions requirements are driving many changes in sensor technologies as well as in cabling and standards.
Article
2014-07-28
Verifying the integrity of designs and ensuring that everything meets the original requirements is an important step in the design of products that meet safety requirements. As systems become more complex, it’s becoming more difficult to find all potential problems.
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2014-07-24
Joysticks are evolving rapidly, improving ergonomics to help improve operator efficiency and increase safety and reliability.
Article
2014-07-15
Broader coverage, more features highlight expanding capabilities.
Article
2014-07-09
As the number of electric motors in vehicles grows, the company is responding with its 47 series family of magnetic position sensors that features Dynamic Angle Error Compensation for reduced measurement error attributable to propagation delay compared to systems that rely on DSPs or microcontrollers to determine position.
Article
2014-07-08
The focus on safety standards compliance highlights the industry’s effort to stress reliability at all levels of development.
Article
2014-07-07
These devices give design teams the flexibility to get to market quickly with inexpensive modules that use little power.
Article
2014-07-07
Intersil is focusing on this trend, unveiling a four-channel analog video decoder with a built-in analog video encoder that supports 360 degree monitoring and backup cameras.
Article
2014-05-19
Design groups want chips that save space and reduce weight, so Maxim has focused on these challenges with a pair of products that reduce board space and let engineers transition to lighter-weight cabling.
Article
2014-05-19
Texas Instruments hopes to extend the role of Bluetooth with one of the first devices that uses Bluetooth Smart, a low-energy version of the standard that’s already a mainstay in connectivity and infotainment. Replacing cables with wireless links is part of a corporate strategy to continue an expansion that made TI the fastest growing automotive semiconductor supplier in 2013.
Article
2014-04-15
Virtual prototypes are getting more realistic. Honda is designing total vehicles using real-time systems, while Peugeot is using digital technology to create HMIs.
Article
2014-04-14
Customers want quieter cabins, but industry trends are working against the engineers who strive to reduce noise, vibration, and harshness.
Article
2014-04-09
Leveraging the talent in Northern California forms a critical link for design teams striving to meet fuel and emission regulations while also bringing many new features and functions to vehicles.
Article
2014-04-09
Technical challenges such as driver distraction and linking systems together must be made in ways that help consumer connections transfer seamlessly from home to vehicle.
Article
2014-03-14
Biofuel research continues to advance as off-highway engineers develop new techniques that will let engines run on varying mixtures.
Article
2014-03-11
When electronic systems take control of an autonomous car, they need to perform perfectly every time. That’s prompting developers to build fault tolerance into systems.
Article
2014-03-11
Auto industry watchers are giving plenty of attention to the advanced driver assistance systems (ADASs) that will one day be linked together to provide autonomous driving. As design teams around the globe strive to improve safety with these standalone systems, Tata Elxsi is leveraging its digital signal processing to build a presence in ADAS development.
Article
2014-03-10
Changes in networking are likely to occur as safety systems are linked together to further reduce accidents and pave the way for autonomous driving. Many developers feel that the bandwidth of CAN (Controller Area Network) systems won’t meet emerging demands, so they’re moving toward Ethernet and FlexRay.
Article
2014-03-06
Mainstream media outlets heavily touted vehicle-to-vehicle/-infrastructure (referred to as V2X) communications after a recent NHTSA endorsement. Often overlooked are technical challenges that still must be overcome before V2X can make any real impact.
Article
2014-02-11
Security is becoming a major factor for automakers, driven by several of the dominant industry trends. Connectivity and increasing volumes of software are among the factors prompting many design teams to partner with security specialists.
Article
2014-02-06
The team offers its noise-management capabilities to automakers so they can implement Bose Active Sound Management technology on vehicles that don’t have Bose speakers and amplifiers.
Article
2014-01-22
Concerns about airborne diseases and flu pandemics coupled with increasing passenger concerns about environmental conditions are prompting some aircraft designers to take a closer look at ventilation systems. In many instances, improvements in air quality and cleanliness are being expedited by using design tools such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
Article
2014-01-15
Digital controls are handling more engine control tasks on a wider range of aircraft.
Article
2014-01-08
For many design teams, tighter emissions regulations have expanded the definition of a powertrain.
Article
2014-01-08
Color displays are transforming operator environments as human-machine interfaces make it easier for operators to understand complex tasks and diagnostic information.
Article
2014-01-06
As more vehicles employ telematics, there’s a growing interest in using digital data from a range of electronic controls to tell emergency responders about the severity of an accident. Service providers recently teamed up to demonstrate that these data can be transmitted to emergency dispatchers without human intervention.
Article
2013-12-18
Highly publicized hacking attacks have prompted design teams throughout the supply chain to beef up their security efforts. Chipmakers are playing a key role in this effort, adding encryption capabilities to CPUs used throughout the vehicle.
Article
2013-12-12
Preventing outsiders from hacking into electronic systems is becoming a greater concern as wireless technologies become the norm for vehicles. Automakers are employing different techniques to reduce vulnerability, often by teaming up with partners that specialize in security.
Article
2013-12-06
The push to trim fuel consumption and emissions may prompt aircraft manufacturers to adopt some of the electric motor technologies used in hybrid cars and trucks.
Article
2013-11-25
Though the electronics industry changes quickly, it’s rare to see a new device category emerge. Texas Instruments said its inductance-to-digital converter combines the basic benefits of inductance sensing while adding conversion capabilities, which will help automakers trim costs and improve reliability.
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