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    • Nov 28, 2016

    Here we grow again

    I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “two heads are better than one.” The truth of this statement is evident when you consider the increase in efficiency and productivity when tasks are shared between two individuals. Would...
    • Nov 16, 2016

    One connector to rule them all, or is it?

    The latest and the greatest, the new USB Type-C™ connector is high powered (up to 100W), high speed (up to USB 3.1 data rates), and – what every clumsy person like me has been waiting for – it has flip- ability. A new 24-pin connector even has pins to make it compatible with legacy BC1.2 charging. It sounds so great, so there must...
    • Nov 10, 2016

    Integrated smart sensor health monitoring for ADAS and autonomous driving

    Monitoring the status of a growing network of automotive camera, radar and other high-speed sensor modules is becoming increasingly complex. Although smart sensors with a local processor can supervise their own health status, raw data sensors often lack a local microcontroller to perform this task, leaving the central electronic control unit (ECU )...
    • Nov 8, 2016

    Automotive Imaging is making your car safer

    In October of 2002, Cameron Gulbransen was killed by his father, Greg Gulbransen, who was slowly backing his SUV out their driveway and did not see his son run behind the car due to the large blind spot behind his SUV. Little Cameron ran into that blind spot and was accidentally run over. This was a turning point in the effort to install electronic...
    • Oct 25, 2016

    Is a LiFePO4 or Lithium-ion battery better for eCall systems?

    The European Parliament’s eCall regulation law passed in 2015 and goes into effect in April 2018, mandating that all cars that are released in the European market are required to be equipped with eCall. Due to the characteristics of the eCall s...
    • Oct 20, 2016

    Shining a light on op amps: considerations in LED lighting

    As a college student, I would often drive back to my dorm room very late at night. On my route, I would always have to drive on a long stretch of road with lots of overhanging trees on either side. It was beautiful by day but terrifying at night, as it seemed like other students would randomly pop out to walk right in front of my car. Thankfully...
    • Oct 18, 2016

    How you can log sensor data using MIPI® CSI-2 port replication in ADAS applications

    As advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) lead to autonomous driving, there’s an increasing need for multiple copies of aggregated video sensor data for machine vision, viewing, parallel processing and data logging. The need for multiple copies is especially true for forward-looking machine vision cameras, but it will soon apply to additional...
    • Oct 14, 2016

    Create a 24W power supply for automotive LED lighting systems

    LEDs were initially limited to a few niche applications. They didn’t enter the mainstream general lighting market until recently, given the confluence of a variety of technologies, better manufacturing techniques and cost optimization. The global market is still in the developing phase, with the automotive and smartphone markets providing a strong...
    • Oct 5, 2016

    The other motors in electric vehicle systems (part 1)

    When you hear EV – electric vehicles – you may immediately think of a the energy barreling down the highway. But in actuality electric vehicles span a huge range of products. EVs are any transportation device whose propulsion system...
    • Oct 3, 2016

    Four design tips to obtain 2MHz switching frequency

    Designers must meet many electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for automotive applications, and choosing the right switching frequency (fsw) for the power supply is important to meet these requirements. Most designers select an fsw outside...