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Turning the Automotive Development Process Upside Down

Turning the Automotive Development Process Upside Down
by Daniel Payne on 06-07-2015 at 2:00 pm

Most of us drive automobiles and have a vague idea that the development of our cars takes many years, millions of dollars, is a proprietary process and require huge factories to produce. A relatively new company called Local Motors founded in 2007 has started to turn the automotive development process upside down because they do… Read More


Virtual HIL and the 100M LOC car

Virtual HIL and the 100M LOC car
by Don Dingee on 05-28-2015 at 7:00 pm

Aerospace and defense applications have traditionally leveraged hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing to overcome several issues. A big one is how expensive the physical system is. Even breaking down the system into subsystems for test can still be too expensive when fielding more than a couple test stations. Modeling elements… Read More


What is Real SAMV71 DSP Performance in Auto Audio?

What is Real SAMV71 DSP Performance in Auto Audio?
by Eric Esteve on 05-06-2015 at 2:33 am

Why selecting ARM Cortex-M7 processor based Atmel SAMV70/71 for automotive entertainment application? The top three reasons are the Cortex-M7 clock speed (300 Mhz), the integration of a floating point (FPU) DSP and, last but not least because Atmel SAMV70/71 has obtained automotive qualification. If you dig into SAMV70/71… Read More


What is Real SAMV71 DSP Performance in Auto Audio?

What is Real SAMV71 DSP Performance in Auto Audio?
by Eric Esteve on 05-06-2015 at 2:33 am

Why selecting ARM Cortex-M7 processor based Atmel SAMV70/71 for automotive entertainment application? The top three reasons are the Cortex-M7 clock speed (300 Mhz), the integration of a floating point (FPU) DSP and, last but not least because Atmel SAMV70/71 has obtained automotive qualification. If you dig into SAMV70/71… Read More


Arteris Adds Functional Safety to NoC

Arteris Adds Functional Safety to NoC
by Majeed Ahmad on 02-17-2015 at 1:00 pm

Arteris Inc.has joined hands with Yogitech S.p.A. to help automotive system-on-chip (SoC) designers meet the required functional safety metrics and obtain the ISO 26262 certification for automotive safety integrity levels (ASIL) in the least possible time.

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Arteris on a winning streak in 2014

Arteris on a winning streak in 2014
by Don Dingee on 11-19-2014 at 3:00 am

When Arteris sold key network-on-chip intellectual property and most of its human assets to Qualcomm earlier this year, it was big news. We suggested the bigger news after a restaffing effort would be a next-generation NoC release, and a new round of design wins.

Some developments were already in the pipeline. … Read More


Safer SoCs for safer driving

Safer SoCs for safer driving
by Don Dingee on 09-14-2014 at 4:00 pm

Flip on the TV, and a car commercial is bound to pop up shortly touting one of two technological aspects. One is center stack integration of smartphone-style applications. The other is advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) featuring cameras, radar, and other sensors helping cars … Read More


Secure at any IoT deed

Secure at any IoT deed
by Don Dingee on 08-25-2014 at 3:00 pm

In his classic book “Unsafe at Any Speed”, Ralph Nader assailed the auto industry and their approach to styling and cost efficiency at the expense of safety during the 1960s. He squared up on perceived defects in the Chevrolet Corvair, but extended his view to wider issues such as tire inflation ratings favoring passenger comfort… Read More


Take a drive on the IoT with V2V

Take a drive on the IoT with V2V
by Bill Boldt on 07-08-2014 at 11:00 pm

What platform has become the most sophisticated and intimate personal electronic environment ever? The car. To paraphrase a famous automotive company’s top executive, car companies are transforming the car into a powerful smartphone that allows drivers to carry around, customize, and interact with their digital world. AutomotiveRead More


Seen at DAC! Self-Driving Cars –Victory Lap or Pile-Up?

Seen at DAC! Self-Driving Cars –Victory Lap or Pile-Up?
by Holly Stump on 06-05-2014 at 6:00 pm

It is axiomatic that the DAC vendor community would love to serve the exciting and expanding automotive market; and the auto community would love to continue to increase their value through innovative software/ hardware solutions, which will one day lead to the self-driving car. But how do we team to lap the track?

Jim Hogan set
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