Category: Cars

Electric Vehicles and Supercapacitors – interview with Franco Gonzalez, IDTechEx

Posted by – April 25, 2015

IDTechEx analyst Franco Gonzalez discusses some of the trends with Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage. For more see http://www.IDTechEx.com

Printed Electronics Europe takes place in Berlin April 28-29th 2015

$10 Cypress PSoC ARM Cortex-M3 Programmable System-on-Chip

Posted by – March 26, 2015

Cypress makes programmable system-on-chip solutions used in a wide range of applications, from consumer and automotive to industrial and military products. They are launching the $10 CY8KIT-059 development board to program their ARM Cortex-M3 PSoC 5LP at http://www.cypress.com/?rid=108038 The Cypress PSoC platform includes several families of devices that feature an ARM Cortex processor surrounded by a host of programmable analog and digital resources that can easily be customized with a simple drag-and-drop design tool called PSoC Creator. Cypress’s newest PSoC innovation includes the PSoC 4 M-Series, which, with its 32-bit ARM Cortex M0- core, 128KB of flash, programmable analog and digital components, dual CAN interfaces and 55 GPIOs, make it an ideal replacement for standard 8-bit and 16-bit applications. Another recent Cypress innovation is the Cypress PSoC 4 BLE, which adds Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity to any device, and is ideal for a variety of wireless applications from fitness and health-monitoring wearables to sensor-based systems in homes.

Atmel | SMART SAM S70 and E70 ARM Cortex-M7 (World’s fastest ARM Cortex-M)

Posted by – March 17, 2015

The Atmel | SMART SAM S70 and E70 microcontrollers are based on the high-performance 32-bit ARM Cortex-M7 RISC processors with double precision floating point unit. They operate at a maximum speed of 300MHz and feature up to 2048KB of Flash, dual 16KB of cache memory and up to 384KB of SRAM. They can achieve 1500 CoreMarks or up to 645 DMIPS. On the memory side, they have a flexible SRAM which can be configured as Tightly Coupled Memory (TCM) up to 256KB. Allowing execution of deterministic code or fast processing data. Code executed from TCM is executed at full speed so at 300MHz. The SRAM is multi-port which is reducing the latency over the bus matrix. When they have a lot of burst the latency can be reduced by 16 thanks to the 4 ports. To accelerate the execution of the code from on-chip Flash or nonvolatile memory connected to QuadSPI or over the External Bus Interface, they have integrated a huge L1 cache of 16kByte for the instruction and 16kByte for the data. Both with ECC. The 384KByte of SRAM can be extended through the SDRAM interface. Looking at the features now, they have plenty of serial communications such as SPI, SDIO or USART. Atmel has one High-speed USB Host and Device, with integrated PHY which obviously save some cost and PCB space. There is one CMOS Camera interface for image acquisition. All the series offer two Advanced Analog Frontend (AFE) with Dual Sample and hold capability and Up to 16-bit resolution with hardware oversampling. They also have programmable Gain for small signal input. All series offer real-time event management through direct connection between PWM, Timer and ADC for motor control application. Both series are based on the same feature set, the only difference is coming from the Ethernet, CAN support (SAME70 integrates Ethernet and CAN). Atmel offers all series in BGA and QFP from 64 to 144 pins. Small 64-pin pincount option offers an entry level form factor high performance MCU. All series support the extended Industrial temperature range from -40 to 105°C.

Atmel Automotive Avant Car demo, Rob Valiton

Posted by – January 26, 2015

Atmel's Automotive Group showcases their cutting edge automotive infotainment user interface demo using Atmel QTouch and Atmel MaxTouch metal mesh curved display technologies, with up to a hundred million lines of code, at least 30 MCU-controlled devices, and some with as many as 100, the vehicle is the ideal application to bring smart, connected devices in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT). Automotive technology is quickly becoming an integral part of the digital lifestyle as consumers want to bring their mobile devices seamlessly into their vehicles. The next-generation AvantCar 2.0 showcases connectivity to the vehicle through an advanced HMI console connected to a concept car highlighting car access, car networking, MCUs, audio-over-Ethernet, MHL support and security technologies. The 2.5D (two-and-a-half dimensional) car showcases several of Atmel's automotive technologies in a car access simulation for the Passive EntryGo, LIN communication in a car network and Car Area Network (CAN) communications—all systems that use Atmel MCUs, LIN transceivers and SBCs. Additionally, AvantCar 2.0 demonstrates audio streaming over Ethernet-AVB.

superMHL 8K 120fps, USB Type-C, 40W, more bandwidth

Posted by – January 20, 2015

The MHL Consortium has outdone itself with their latest technology mega specification, now perhaps setting the spec at a very future proof level (shall we say at least until 2020?), supporting up to 8K at 120fps, with up to 40W for power charge, delivering higher resolution, faster frame rates, support for the upcoming USB Type-C (dual side reversible) connector for up to 8K 60fps output from a phone (wow wow!). For the first time, MHL also introduces a new superMHL connector for 8K TVs (as in the first 8K TV from Samsung shown at CES). The SuperMHL spec is for mobile devices, set-top boxes (STBs), Blu-ray players, Audio/video recorders, HDMI sticks and other source devices to TVs and monitors, as SuperMHL should be included in most future FHD/4K/8K TVs, PC Monitors, MHL has shipped in over 750 Million devices thus far. The new SuperMHL spec is also offering wider color gamut, deeper colors (to reduce color banding), high dynamic range (HDR) supported through signaling and through higher bandwidth.

Easydy 8″ E81 $110, 10″ 3g E103 $150, 7″ 3g E79-L, E15 7″ $29/$30, Smartwatches and Car DVRS

Posted by – December 15, 2014

Easydy is a Shenzhen based manufacturer of consumer electronics. Easydy makes the E81 which a 8 inch (1280x800) tablet with a MTK 8382 processor, 1gb of ram, 8gb of storage (plus microsd), and Android 4.4 for $110 for 100 pieces. Easydy also makes the E103 a 10" tablet with unique design featuring a position for typing on and and kickstand. The E103 features an unspecified MTK processor and 3g dual sim for $150 in bulk. The 79-l features a 7" (800x480) screen, micro sd, dual sim card slots, a dual core MTK6572 processor, and 512mb of ram for an unspecified price. Easydy also has the E15 which features an Allwinner A33, 8gb storage (plus microsd), 7" (800x480) screen, 1350mah or 3000mah battery, and 512 mb of ram for $29 for 1,000 pieces or $30 for a version with an upgraded battery. Easydy also makes a line up of allwinner Car DVRS running on Android. Alongside that Easydy's line up of tablet Easydy also makes a line up of smartwatches and has already sold 50,000 pieces.
Company Website: http://www.easydy.com/

The Amazing World of Electric Vehicles – How the future is very different from the past

Posted by – November 18, 2014

Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman of IDTechEx, discusses the progress of electric vehicles, from cars to boats to aircraft, highlighting how vehicles of the future will rely on new materials, components and structures. Hear IDTechEx insights on the electric vehicle market in this video. Learn more at http://www.IDTechEx.com

Cybercom automotive multimedia innovative concepts

Posted by – October 22, 2014

Cybercom is a consulting company that makes products for their customers on all sorts of software development. Cybercom Poland is based in Warsaw, Poland. They have made a bluetooth car key which is in the market already. Cybercom works on Connectivity Management, Digital Solutions, Secure Connectivity and Mobile Software Development. Cybercom is trying to revolutionize the multimedia in the automotive industry by showing some of their innovative concepts.

Honda Uni-Cub Monowheel latest generation

Posted by – October 10, 2014

You just sit and lean in the direction that you would like to go. The newest version is more stable, supports heavier people, smaller and taller people. Honda is now selling their Uni-Cub to businesses in Japan that use it for futuristic guided tours, the commercial release of this monowheel mono transporter is for later.

Jeavox Allwinner Powered Smart Car, Smart Mirror and Smart GPS systems

Posted by – August 18, 2014

Jeavox integrates Allwinner A10 and Allwinner A20 with Windows CE and Android to create the Chinese Smart Car, with In-Car GPS navigation, using Augmented Reality overlayed in the Car DVR camera system. This video features Jeavox's R&D design house offices as well as their testing laboratory. Jeavox designs and works on hardware, software, optimizing the design for the Allwinner powered Smart Cars in Shenzhen and then their manufacturing happens in Jeavox's assembly factory in the Jiangxi province of China.

You can contact Jeavox here:
liwen@jeavox.com.cn
Mobile: +86 13510210404
Phone: +86 755-29563636
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http://jeavox.com.cn