Ted Rappaport, founding director of NYU WIRELESS and a leading proponent of using the millimeter wave spectrum for wireless communications, discusses the FCC's recent rulemaking actions and technology developments that are paving the way to 5G.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announced its acceptance as a technical committee member on the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC). The AEC provides common part-qualification and quality-system standards for the automotive electronics industry.
When developing radar sensor chipsets, users can now use the new Rohde & Schwarz solution to simulate a realistic scenario in the lab. For example, it is possible to simulate vehicles with different moving profiles or stress tests in different environments. As a result, developers can verify the signal processing algorithms of the sensor at an early stage.
As governments around the world encourage consumers to buy safer vehicles, automobile manufacturers are striving to build vehicles that consistently achieve higher New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) ratings. Texas Instruments (TI) is introducing the newest member of the automotive system-on-chip (SoC) family, the TDA3x solution.
Keysight Technologies Inc. announced it will demonstrate solutions that improve automotive engineers' efficiency in debugging controller area network with flexible data-rate (CAN FD) and single-edge nibble transmission (SENT) serial buses at the Automotive Testing Expo, Suburban Collection Showplace, Booth 12024, Novi, Michigan, Oct. 28-30.
"For the automotive industry the emergence of the IoT constitutes a disruptive and transformative environment characterized by value chain and business model upheaval and a ‘collaborate or die’ ecosystem friction reality prompting it to redefine and reinvent itself in order to capitalize on the huge opportunities in the new IoT economy. The absorption of the automotive industry in the wider IoT is driven by new connected car use cases such as EVs as a mobile grid and vehicles used as delivery locations. As this IoT revolution unfolds, automotive innovation and value creation will be shifting to the boundaries with other verticals such as home automation, smart grids, smart cities, healthcare and retail,” says ABI Research VP and practice director Dominique Bonte.
At the international Automotive Testing Expo 2014 in Stuttgart Rohde & Schwarz will exhibit its test solutions for wireless applications such as vehicular radar, intelligent transport systems, eCall and automotive Ethernet interfaces.