Advanced driver assistance systems
77-GHz radar sensor with two CAN FD interfaces
2022-01-07 At the CES 2022, Texas Instruments (TI) presented its AWR2944 radar sensor. It can detect objects up to 40 % farther away from the vehicle.
Can newsletter magazine
2022-01-11 At CES 2022, Infineon has launched the Aurix TC44x family intended for use in ADAS (advanced driver assistance system) control units. The MCU features CAN, Ethernet, and PCI connectivity.
Unstable CAN ground
2022-01-04 End of December 2021, an unintended acceleration issue prompted Hyundai to recall certain Ioniq electric vehicles in the United States.
Business with China
2022-01-03 In the past, CAN suppliers faced some intellectual property (IP) problems in China. Last year, some new challenges appeared.
2022-01-01 The new year will bring CAN XL to practice. Prototype implementations will be launched. Additionally, CAN in Automation (CiA) will provide higher-layer protocol (HLP) specifications for CAN XL.
2021-12-22 Position and motion sensor provider Posital has announced further models of its Ixarc rotary encoders with housings that are 27 mm long. Combined with a diameter of 36 mm, make the devices suitable for tight spaces. CANopen is supported.
2021-12-22 Frigoblock announced that its all-electric refrigeration technology is used by Mercedes-Benz to cool the near-series battery-powered eActros trucks that started practical operations in Germany and the Netherlands.
2021 in review
2021-12-21 The year 2021 was shaped by the Covid-19 pandemic. No tradeshows, just a few in-person meetings, broken supply chains and chip shortage as well as home office challenged most of us.
Edge AI computer
2021-12-20 Advantech launched the AIR-020 series of AI (artificial intelligence) PCs for edge AI applications such as traffic monitoring, defect inspection, AGV (automated guided vehicles), people counting, medical imaging, etc.
2021-12-17 Renesas Electronics announced two micro-controller units (MCUs) designed for automotive actuator and sensor control applications. They support edge evolution in electronic and electrical (E/E) architecture and one comes with a CAN FD interface.
2021-12-17 MPL designed the Milcots4x-GPU, a conductive-cooled Xeon E-2276ME and i7-9850HE CPU (central processing unit) system with integrated Nvidia RTX 5000 GPU (graphics processing unit) cards with 3072 Cuda Cores.
2021-12-15 Temposonics, company of the Amphenol Group, announced that the position sensors of the T-Series now feature ingress protection IP68, IP69, as well as Nema 4 and 4X. The sensors come with a CAN output.
2021-12-13 Port's CANopen stack is now also available for the RA4 family from Renesas. The ICC tool (industrial communication creator tool) enables the integration of the stack.
MCUs for motor control
2021-12-09 Renesas Electronics introduced the RA6T2 MCUs featuring peripheral functions and hardware accelerator designed specifically for motor control. The MCUs are for motor control designs in home appliances, smart home, industrial and building automation, ...
2021-12-07 The Eworx product family from ZF enables commercial vehicle power take-offs (PTOs) that are locally emission-free. Via CAN, the solution can be integrated into the vehicle’s battery and energy management system.