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2008-05-13
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The automobile is now entering the “always-connected” world, rapidly becoming the ultimate mobile computing platform. Denis Griot, Senior Vice President and Chairman, Europe, Middle East & Africa Region, Freescale Semiconductor, says that three key “mega trends” are having an enormous impact on the global automotive industry.
2008-05-13
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One of the keys for reducing the number of processors and sensors in vehicles is to share information. That is going to require more bandwidth, opening the door for FlexRay.
2011-09-19
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The two have designed an airbag reference platform that will help local suppliers in countries like China and India.
2011-11-21
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The link between cars and commercial electronics may soon expand. A handful of automakers, chipmakers, and a Tier One supplier have formed a consortium that will promote the use of Ethernet in cars.
2012-04-17
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The S12 MagniV 16-bit S12ZVM family of mixed-signal microcontrollers (MCUs) from Freescale Semiconductor are a highly integrated automotive brushless direct current (BLDC) motor control solution and will help accelerate the transition from direct current to BLDC motors.
2009-07-27
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The new instrument-cluster platfor­m features two- and three-dimensional graphics in a reconfigurable driver's information-display prototype developed by the company's technical specialists in six months.
2010-01-19
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The joint partnership between Freescale Semiconductor and STMicroelectronics has unveiled a dual-core microcontroller that is focused on safety applications and meets international safety standards.
2011-04-03
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Freescale Semiconductor’s Qorivva MPC567xK family of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) provides designers of automotive safety systems the ability to engineer advanced safety features such as blind-spot detection, lane-departure warning systems, side-view assistance, and adaptive headlights.
2011-05-13
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Managing battery packs for electrified powertrains is a major challenge, but battery management has been relatively ignored by teams designing the majority of cars with internal combustion engines. That’s changing swiftly as stop start technology begins to gain market acceptance.
2011-06-09
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EB (Elektrobit), Freescale Semiconductor, and QNX Software Systems Ltd. are teaming to form a proven base on which automakers can develop reconfigurable, branded instrument clusters with advanced graphical capabilities and performance.
2011-02-25
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According to a new study from ABI Research, lower costs will increase the amount of vehicles with pedestrian detection systems. “We project that by 2016 the lower costs will play a big part in increasing volumes and push the global pedestrian detection market value to more than $17 billion,” said ABI Research principal analyst David Alexander.
2009-07-27
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Toyota recently deployed the Media Oriented System Transport (MOST) network as the infotainment network in its Lexus RX and Prius lines, highlighting a new battle in network design. Ethernet, 1394, and MOST are vying for a slice of the rapidly expanding infotainment market.­
2008-11-05
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When automotive and electronics industries converged on Detroit for the Convergence 2008 conference, they saw a subtle yet major shift throughout the keynotes, technical presentations, and show floor exhibits. Instead of focusing on new features, the conference concentrated on what will meet real customer needs.
2010-06-09
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Freescale Semiconductor offers two airbag system solutions for the emerging Peripheral Sensor Interface 5 (PSI5) protocol, including an inertial satellite sensor family and a mixed-signal analog IC.
2010-09-08
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Foton and Freescale Semiconductor announced the establishment of the Automotive Joint Lab during Foton Motor’s 14th anniversary celebration in August. The lab is Foton’s first formal cooperation project in automotive electronics, providing evidence of the enhanced R&D investment and development Foton is making in this area.
2009-01-22
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China's Dongfeng Motor Corp. and Freescale Semiconductor of Texas are teaming up to develop silicon, software, and system-level solutions for the automaker's next generation of vehicles, the companies announced Jan. 21.
2009-03-10
Article
One way to get the utmost in precision is to place sensors right in the middle of the activity they are observing. That is simple for jobs such as airflow, but it is extremely difficult when engineers want to place sensors deep inside the engine.
2014-10-22
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Meeting diverse customer demands is a vexing challenge that will require heavy amounts of engineering work. Development teams will have to give drivers more personal options while they also determine how to ensure that autonomous driving platforms mimic the ways humans sometimes break traffic laws.
2015-01-30
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Freescale Semiconductor’s FXTH87 tire-pressure monitoring system family provides low-power consumption and functional integration in a compact package.
2013-07-03
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Freescale Semiconductor’s Qorivva MPC577xK microcontroller (MCU) and MRD2001 77 GHz radar transceiver chipset provide the embedded technology necessary for affordable radar-based advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) solutions with fewer components, helping increase adoption in mainstream vehicles.
2014-04-15
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Freescale Semiconductor and Broadcom Corp. have created the industry’s first fully integrated, packaged microcontroller (MCU) and physical layer transceiver (PHY) solution for use in 360 degree camera systems.
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