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2008-05-13
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The two companies are strengthening their partnership in powertrains, extending it to hybrid controls. The move comes as Freescale hits a number of milestones during its transition to a new CEO.
2008-05-13
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Freescale Semiconductor is expanding its presence in China, teaming up with Chery Automobile Co. Ltd. to create a virtual automotive lab. The two will combine to create silicon, software, and systems for vehicles sold in China and later for export.
2011-12-20
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As part of a collaborative effort, Broadcom, Freescale Semiconductor, and OmniVision Technologies offer a 360-degree surround-view parking assistance system.
2011-10-28
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Built on Power Architecture technology, Freescale’s multicore Qorivva 32-bit MPC5676R microcontroller unit (MCU) is aimed at powertrain applications.
2012-03-26
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FAW, a maker of trucks, buses, special vehicles, and passenger cars in China, is partnering with U.S.-based Freescale to shorten the automaker's vehicle-development cycle. The alliance will take the form of a joint lab at an existing FAW tech center.
2012-04-30
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Performance and reliability are key factors for a new powertrain microcontroller from Freescale Semiconductor, but security is also an important factor in the design. Concerns about hackers and owners who want to tweak emissions are driving a new emphasis on protecting data.
2009-11-09
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Standardization is gaining acceptance in automotive electronics, though automakers often opt for a range of specifications for similar applications. As the number of airbags increases, three suppliers are banding together to promote a standard connection.
2011-07-18
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The ethernet networking technology that dominates office and home environments is beginning to gain a foothold in automotive applications. Freescale Semiconductor recently unveiled a camera-based concept that relies on the ubiquitous network, and a number of other companies are in various stages of research and deployment.
2009-03-24
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Using kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS) in Formula One racers remains a controversial issue, but teams are moving forward with systems that store and use energy captured during braking. Magneti Marelli and McLaren Electronic Systems are advancing their designs, working closely with partners from the electronics industry.
2010-06-04
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To address the global need for eco-friendly designs in the small engine market, Freescale combines an integrated analog device with a 16-bit microcontroller to provide a platform solution suitable when migrating from mechanical carbureted systems to electronic control and electronic fuel injection.
2010-06-29
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With its HMI platform Vision2, TTTech’s TTControl offers 3-D rendering in a visualization solution for off-highway vehicles.
2010-07-26
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Consumers are expecting more technology in new vehicles, and they’re no longer willing to wait years to buy cars that have the latest consumer-type electronics. In response, the design teams challenged to blend the reliability requirements of vehicles with the rapid changes in consumer technologies and expectations are increasingly looking outside their corporate walls for help.
2010-09-07
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Freescale Semiconductor and the BMW Group teamed up to jointly develop a dual-core microcontroller that is being used in BMW’s 2010 luxury sports activity vehicles, highlighting a growing trend for automakers and suppliers to collaborate. A growing number of automakers and suppliers are collaborating to shorten design times and help engineers take a broader vehicle view of systems.
2010-08-06
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The OpenECU M250 and OpenECU M220 vehicle electronic control units (ECUs) from Pi Shurlok are designed for applications requiring compact enclosures with low to medium input/output connections.
2015-03-06
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Near field communication appears poised to expand beyond cell phones to automotive applications. Chipmakers are unveiling devices that will form the basis of systems that will help pair phones, personalize settings and unlock doors.
2014-10-24
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Six autonomous vehicles, each about the length of a shoebox, navigate a curve-filled track on the show floor at SAE 2014 Convergence.
2014-11-05
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A number of product introductions at SAE 2014 Convergence highlighted growing industry support for Ethernet. Support from chip makers and tool providers will help expand the infrastructure for the ubiquitous architecture.
2015-05-15
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A tire pressure monitoring chipset can help fleet managers improve fuel economy and tell when vehicles are overloaded while also simplifying setup times. The Freescale Semiconductor device is said to be the industry’s smallest sensor, yet it has a broad operating range of 100-1500 kPa, exceeding the levels normally required for heavy commercial trucks.
2013-08-15
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Radar is expected to expand beyond its current role as a forward-looking sensor on luxury vehicles to a mainstream offering that also scans sides and possibly the rear of the vehicle. Freescale Semiconductor is hoping to cash in on this potential growth market with a specialized chipset that it says will lower pricing, simplify the design cycle, and save as much as 40% in board space.
2013-12-12
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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.
2013-12-18
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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.
2012-10-30
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The drive to provide more creature comforts and automate tasks is prompting an increase in the number of small motors that move seats, windows, mirrors, and perform other actions. That is prompting silicon makers to roll out a number of products that meet the power requirements of these motors.
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