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Automotive Quarterly Report October 2012
TOP STORY
Linux or Android for Automotive Infotainment Systems?
Linux is probably in a better position to achieve widespread adoption, while Android will continue to make things interesting in the "connected car" segment. (more)
Microchip
OEM Approved LIN Transceivers:
• Wide range of eXtreme Low Power 8- and 16-bit MCU options
• Stand-alone transceivers with integrated peripherals
• Industry's lowest current consumption, Sleep mode < 5 μA
• 8-pin DFN and SOIC package with industry standard pinouts
• Flash-based program memory from 2K to 512K
• Small form factor and low/high pin count; 6- to 144- pin
FEATURED NEWS & ANALYSIS
Microchip Introduces Volatile Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)
MontaVista Announces New Release of its Automotive Technology Platform and is Declared Compliant to the New GENIVI 2.0 Specification
Saelig Introduces Precision Measuring System for Vehicle Power Consumption
Renesas Electronics Announces the RL78/D1A Group of Single-Chip Microcontrollers for Automotive Instrument Clusters; Industry's Smallest MCUs for Two-Wheeled Vehicles
STMicroelectronics Perfects Advanced Process Technology for New Generation of Sensor Electronics
Saelig Introduces Novel Sensor For Low-cost Automotive Detection Systems
Renesas Electronics Announces Ultra-Low Power Consumption RH850/F1x Series Microcontrollers with On-Chip 40 nm Flash Memory for Automotive Body Applications
Decrease system cost and complexity in resolver-based motor control systems with TI's C2000™ Delfino™ microcontrollers
Sierra Wireless collaborates with Bouygues Telecom to provide 3G connection for new Peugeot Connect Apps service
NMI launch UK automotive electronics innovation network to drive change and global competitiveness
Micrel and Marvell Deliver World's First Standards-Compliant Ethernet PHYs for In-Vehicle Networking
MontaVista
MontaVista Software - the history, the product, the services, the support
MV GENIVI Compliant Automotive Technology Platform bridges the gap between general-purpose technology and your specific use case and architecture. We can help you from the initial work package to SOP and provide world-class long term support.
Spectracom
GPS Testing Validates Design & Reliability
Ensure the performance of your GPS devices and systems by simulation. The Spectracom GSG series of GPS signal generators simulates any test scenario. Test more parameters, more often, with maximum flexibility in development and manufacturing. Saves time and money for integrators of GPS.
ARTICLES AND TECH BRIEFS
Security in the Connected Car Connected, safe and reliable – this is the vision for the car of the future. To make sure these three requirements can be met, vehicle manufacturers, suppliers of electronic components and software as well as system architects have to master numerous challenges, and they must do it with close cooperation. (more)
Driver Assistance Systems with the Power of FPGAs In recent years, the automotive industry has made remarkable advances in driver assistance (DA) systems that truly enrich the driving experience and provide drivers with new forms of information about the roadway around them. This article looks at how FPGAs can be leveraged to quickly bring new driver assistance innovations to market. (more)
Non-contact ECG measurement using EPIC Sensors Measuring electrocardiogram (ECG) signals without skin contact is possible using novel Electric Potential Integrated Circuit (EPIC) sensors. (more)
Automotive Ethernet Moves to the Fast Lane Consortium's objective is to help producers of BroadR-Reach devices and auto manufacturers bring their products to market faster, while ensuring there is broad market appeal for devices through interoperability and conformance testing and demonstrating product readiness. (more)
Linux or Android for Automotive Infotainment Systems? Linux is probably in a better position to achieve widespread adoption, while Android will continue to make things interesting in the "connected car" segment. (more)
Saelig
Affordable test equipment for diagnosing automotive electrical issues from design to repair. Klaric's current loggers, IHR's LIN/CANbus loggers, Pico Technology's award-winning Automotive Diagnostic Kits, as used by leading European manufacturers. Also other remarkable test equipment from abroad: oscilloscopes, spectrum/logic analyzers, AWGs, pure RF sources, DMMs, data-loggers, USB microscopes, etc.
SAE Convergence 2012
Register now! SAE Convergence 2012 - October 16-17, Detroit, Michigan - the premier transportation electronics event where chief technology engineers, directors and automotive executives from around the globe will meet to discuss the business of technology and issues critical to the future of mobility electronics.
FROM THE BLOGOSPHERE
Intel Gets Smart with Smartphones The 15 year anniversary of Intel’s Developers Forum kicked off with a somewhat predictable keynote by Dadi Perlmutter, EVP/GM Intel Architecture Group (Figure 1). We’re so used to Intel hitting it out of the park that the astounding messages bordered … Continue reading → …
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AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCT BRIEFS
MCP1630 High Speed, Microcontroller Adaptable Pulse Width Modulator (Microchip Technology Inc.)
MCP2021A LIN Transceiver with Voltage Regulator (Microchip Technology Inc.)
PIC18FXXK80 8 bit MCU with Integrated ECAN™ (Microchip Technology Inc.)
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UPCOMING EVENTS
SAE CONVERGENCE 2012
Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan, USA
October 16-17, 2012
Advanced Energy Solutions Conference
San Diego Hilton San Diego, CA, United States of America
October 23 - October 25, 2012
RTECC - Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference

10/02/12 - Wright Patterson AFB/Dayton, OH
10/04/12 - Tysons Corner
11/06/12 - Seattle, WA
11/08/12 - Portland, OR
CES
Las Vegas, Nevada
Tuesday, January 8- Friday, January 11 2013
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