The Automotive Space Gears Up to Take on RISC-V

This article is part of the TechXchange: RISC-V: The Instruction-Set Alternative What you’ll learn: How will RISC-V facilitate automotive SoC design, especially for mixed-criticality applications? The lineup of compute IP being developed by SiFive. Key trends in automotive electronic architecture these days include centralization of computing, increased computing at the sensing edge, higher software complexity … Read more

Designing a Power Tree for an Automotive SoC

Members can download this article in PDF format. What you’ll learn: The need for pre-regulators in low-voltage dc-dc converters. Steps involved in designing a pre-regulator. Selecting a pre-regulator for an automotive application. Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and infotainment systems-on-chip (SoCs) continue to ramp up the computing power, leading to higher power demands. An SoC can … Read more

The Importance of Understanding Automotive Workloads

What you’ll learn: The critical nature of workload analysis in the vehicle development stage. How workload analysis ensures vehicles can handle ever-evolving data demands. Why workload analysis is critical to innovation, enabling vehicles to accommodate new technology. Although today’s automobiles still can’t fly, à la The Jetsons, they’re still vastly more technologically advanced than just … Read more

Automotive MCUs Eye EV Platform Integration

To manage the complexity and performance of new features automakers are adding to vehicles (such as electrification, advanced safety, assisted and automated driving), they’re transitioning to software-defined vehicles for their next-generation platforms. This transition requires a revamping of the car’s architecture. Key changes include moving from many electrical control units (ECUs) that each manage a … Read more SEMA GARAGE OPENS IN DETROIT – New Facility Offers Automotive Aftermarket High-Tech Equipment To Focus On Emerging Technologies

SEMA is back at it, hitting another home run in its efforts to support the companies within the automotive aftermarket. With the huge success that has been realized at the SEMA Garage in Southern California, there was no doubt that having a facility like this in Detroit would be a benefit to aftermarket companies as … Read more

First Power ‘ChiP’ Fab Supports Automotive Electrification and Data Centers

//php echo do_shortcode(‘[responsivevoice_button voice=”US English Male” buttontext=”Listen to Post”]’) ?> Power supplies are instrumental for the success of applications in which high efficiency, reliability, and performance are mandatory requirements. This includes the most recent applications in the automotive sector, where the progressive electrification of the vehicle fleet imposes unprecedented challenges to increase range and reduce … Read more

Aligning Capacitor Selection With The Latest Automotive Demands

Capacitors are common passive elements in all electronic devices, including vehicles. The use of capacitors in vehicles is expected to increase in the coming years as electric vehicles (EVs) gain popularity. It is important to select capacitors wisely in order to combat common issues that occur in vehicular circuitry Vehicular systems today have become vastly … Read more

The Essentials of Capacitor Selection in Automotive Designs

What you’ll learn: The four basic capacitor types. The key parameters involved in selecting the right capacitor for automotive designs. Advantages and limitations of electrolytic and electrostatic capacitors. Choosing a reliable capacitor for today’s automotive electronic applications requires an understanding of both the performance characteristics of the various technologies and the operating conditions of the … Read more