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    • Jul 17, 2019

    The need for speed – The future of radar processing

    RAdio Detection And Ranging (RADAR) systems have been used in many applications for several decades, including everything from weather prediction to law enforcement, with automotive showing up around the turn of the 21st century. This article examine...
    • Jul 15, 2019

    Bluetooth® Low Energy shifts gears for car access

    The automotive industry is experiencing a tremendous transformation driven by consumers’ desire to leverage their phone as a key . By using phone-as-a-key, you can now eliminate the need for a traditional key fob in your passive entry passive st...
    • Jul 9, 2019

    Imaging radar: one sensor to rule them all

    There is still some confusion in the industry about the different roles that three major sensor types – camera, radar and LIDAR – have in a vehicle, and how each can solve the sensing needs of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving. Recently, I had an interesting discussion with one of my friends, who knows I...
    • Jun 26, 2019

    Two changes to Behind the Wheel

    Thank you for reading Behind the Wheel. This week, we are refreshing the look and structure of technical blogs on E2E to simplify how you find and select content relevant to your interests. Moving forward, posts will be listed under the catego...
    • Jun 18, 2019

    How to manage coefficient of thermal expansion in automotive designs

    Coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) is a way of describing how an object, material or liquid changes size with temperature. It’s measured by calculating the percentage change in length of a material per degree change of temperature. When hea...
    • Jun 11, 2019

    Adding CAN nodes in Bluetooth® Low Energy PEPS systems

    In a passive-entry-passive-start (PEPS) automotive system using Bluetooth® Low Energy technology, drivers enter their car and start the electric motor (or engine, in the case of an internal combustion engine) using a key fob that commun...
    • Jun 10, 2019

    Paving the way with ultrasonic sensing

    Imagine a commute to work where, with the press of a button, your electric car automatically drives up to you, opens its door to let you in, navigates on its own through traffic to find the quickest route, pulls up to a garage with automatic gates, p...
    • Jun 6, 2019

    Designing infotainment systems that are interactive not distractive

    A key selling point in new vehicles today is the technology. Where consumers have historically given preference to a car’s road performance, today, it is the performance of the electronics that has many consumers paying a premium, and this tren...
    • May 22, 2019

    Eight questions about monitoring and protection in hybrid and electric vehicles

    Collectively, we’re engaged in a worldwide effort to reimagine automotive and reduce emissions, whether it’s helping carmakers offload combustion engines or transition to fully electric fleets. Electrification has proven to be the most ad...
    • May 10, 2019

    How voltage references and supervisors help achieve ASIL functional safety goals

    Many safety related automotive systems are required to meet Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) as defined by International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 26262. It is a common misconception that integrated circuits (ICs) not developed following the ISO 26262 standards cannot be used to achieve functional safety goals. Many automotive...