Pico-ITX board targets in-vehicle applications

Featuring a 1GHz quad core Freescale iMX6 Quad 1GHz Arm Cortex A9 processor, the Via VAB-820 Pico-ITX embedded board is for industrial, energy management and in-vehicle applications.

The rugged board supports an operating temperature from -20 to +70˚C in a TDP envelope of 7W.

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Emergency vehicles helped by server platform

A low-power 1U 19in rack mounted server and workstation platform has been designed by BVM Mobile primarily for use in emergency services vehicles as a mobile control room server or as a platform for a mobile first-responder incident centre.

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Semiconductor suppliers get direct access to car makers

Car manufacturers are speaking directly with semiconductor suppliers rather than with tier ones as they strive get the latest features into their vehicles, according to Hervé Branquart, director of automotive at On Semiconductor.

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Current sensor aids electric vehicles

A linear Hall-Effect IC, which features a programmable sensitivity range from 5 to 150mV/mT and is suitable for measuring DC and AC currents up to 200kHz, has been introduced by Melexis.

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Armin Derpmanns: “It could be used for synchronising content in automotive.”

Device synchronisation could be driver for TransferJet

Toshiba Electronics sees device synchronisation in vehicles as a key application for its TransferJet wireless communications technology.

The 375Mbit/s technology has been designed to be easy to use with no connection set up and configuration needed.

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Lars Knoll (left) and Juhapekka Niemi

Digia aims to make user interface designing easier

Designing user interfaces on embedded devices could be made easier thanks to Qt Enterprise Embedded, the latest version of Digia’s software development platform.

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Video decoder suits rear camera displays

An integrated analogue video decoder that eliminates the need for external op amps while enabling performance advantages through programmable short-to-battery and short-to-ground detection has been introduced by Intersil.

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Thin-film chip resistors given performance boost

Vishay Intertechnology has enhanced its MC AT professional and precision series of automotive thin-film chip resistors in standard case sizes from 0402 to 1206.

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Arm architecture targets automotive and industrial control markets

Arm has disclosed technical details of its Arm v8-R architecture for real-time embedded processors for use in automotive electronics and other integrated safety and control applications.

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David Brook

HCC promoted to Renesas Gold Partner status

HCC Embedded has been elevated to Renesas Gold Partner status on the basis of its strengthening relationship with Renesas Electronics in Europe.

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