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25 Aug, 2011

John Day According to the World Health Organization (WHO), vehicle accidents kill approximately 105,000 people annually in India, 96,000 in China, and 35,000 in Brazil. Seat belts save lives, and so do airbags, and to encourage development of airbags in emerging markets like India, China, and Brazil, chipmaker Freescale Semiconductor and systems developer Robert Bosch LLC are joining forces. The firms developed … Read More

Bosch automotive electronics, Bosch CG147 Airbag ASSP, airbag reference platform, Freescale Qorivva MPC560X microcontroller, Freescale Semiconductor

29 Jun, 2011

John Day Features that not long ago were limited to luxury vehicles are working their way toward the mainstream. Increasingly powerful microcontrollers (MCUs), often integrating functions that were formerly discrete, are helping to make that happen. Take Freescale Semiconductor’s 32-bit Qorivva line, for example. Earlier this month Freescale launched the MPC5604E, targeting surround-camera parking assist systems, … Read More

MPC5645S, MPC560xD, MPC564xB/C, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, camera and radar-based ADAS applications, 32-bit Qorivva, next-generation automotive instrument cluster applications, MCP567xK, MPC5604E, cryprographic services engine, Freescale Semiconductor

28 Feb, 2011

John Day Freescale Semiconductor has just introduced an intelligent battery sensor, and when I first heard about it I assumed that it was for lithium ion batteries. Not so. The MM912J637 measures the voltage, current and temperature of lead-acid batteries – the kind that will continue to be common in cars for who knows how many years. Product marketing manager Antonio Leone says intelligent battery sensors have … Read More

Freescale Semiconductor, intelligent battery sensor, battery monitoring

10 May, 2010

John Day One of the teams competing for the Progressive Automotive X-PRIZE asks in its literature what the computer industry would be like today if Wang, Data General and DEC were still the only manufacturers. Remember them? Future Vehicle Technologies (FVT) goes on to say that North America “desperately needs the inventors – the small groups of passionate people who push the envelope and bring disruptive innovations … Read More

eVaro, Energy Innovation Group, Ford F-150, Todd Pratt, regenerative braking, Wang Laboratories, Linear Technology Corp., brushless DC motors, lithium polymer batteries, Data General, plug-in hybrid, battery management system, Progressive Automotive X-PRIZE, EIG, Freescale Semiconductor, electric drive system, Future Vehicle Technologies, DEC, FVT, Digital Equipment Corp., high-speed CAN network

16 Feb, 2010

John Day Mentor Graphics is acquiring the Virtual Garage software product line from Freescale Semiconductor and that brought two thoughts to mind: One, since the press announcement wasn’t very specific, what did Freescale say about the tools in its garage. Two, what nifty tools are there in my garage. Postponing an answer to #2 until sometime after the snow melts, I dug around in the archives and was impressed … Read More

Virtual Garage, Freescale Semiconductor, Mentor Graphics, CHS Software, VA-Harness, Virtual Architect, RAppID ToolBox, VA-Complexity Management

28 Oct, 2009

John Day The automotive semiconductor market plunged 14% to $16.4 billion in 2009, according to Strategy Analytics, but should see a similar-size recovery – 14% to $18.7 billion – in 2010. According to the research firm, the dramatic fall in global vehicle production, with the exception of three of the four BRIC regions, resulted in the largest-ever fall in automotive semiconductor vendor revenues. The market … Read More

Freescale Semiconductor, Infineon, Databeans, Strategy Analytics, NEC, Renesas

18 Sep, 2009

John Day Renesas Technology America recently introduced a new 32-bit microcomputer (SH72546R) for powertrain control, boasting of the size of its on-chip flash (3.75MB). It’s compatible with its predecessor, SJ72531, which has 1.25MB of on-chip flash. Performance is up to 400MIPS when operating at 200MHz. Ever larger on-chip flash is a significant trend in powertrain MCUs and suppliers are planning 4MB devices. … Read More

Infineon, On-Chip Flash, Freescale Semiconductor, Powertrain Control, Renesas Technology America

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