AUTOMOTIVE EDITORIAL & GUEST OPINIONS
IMS 2018’s 5G Summit Examines Wireless Networks, Spectrum Policy, Autonomous Driving
Much like the 2017 event, this month’s IEEE International Microwave Symposium 2018 (IMS) was abuzz with talk of 5G applications, rollouts, and developments. But nowhere was that focus more singular than Monday’s (June 12) 5G summit, whose speaker lineup looked like a connectivity all-star roster.
Loose Lips Sink Gifts And Spaceships
Whether it’s a matter of national security or commercial success, a space plane or a sensor, brilliant people regularly refrain from trumpeting their astounding scientific achievements. It's not always easy or popular, but it's necessary, and I tip my hat top you, secret-keepers.
AUTOMOTIVE NEWS FEATURES
The FCC is moving to drop barriers to 5G deployment in the U.S., Motorola touts phones' bolt-on 5G capability, and Australia preps for a spectrum auction, all in today's The Week in 5G!
Metawave Set To Unveil Analog-Based Radar For Autonomous Vehicles
Wireless technology startup Metawave says its analog-based radar platform, made of engineered metamaterials with embedded artificial intelligence, will allow autonomous vehicles make better sense of their surroundings. This technology has the potential to disrupt the automotive radar market, according to the company.
The Week In 5G: Hyper-Connected Cars and the World’s First 5G Smartphone
The first 5G smartphones could make their way to store shelves as early as next year, and 5G-connected cars could hit roads by 2020, according to major industry players who are shaping the fast-emerging 5G ecosystem.
U.S. House of Representatives Approves Self-Driving Car Bill
The United States House of Representatives has unanimously approved a key bill that aims to set the regulatory framework for self-driving vehicles.
Imec Demonstrates First Secure Automotive Passive Keyless Entry Solution Using Bluetooth Low Energy
At this year’s Electronica 2018 (Munich, Nov. 13 – 16), imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, demonstrates the first solution for secure and very accurate passive keyless entry on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).
Remcom Announces WaveFarer™ Automotive Radar Simulation Software for Drive Test Scenarios
Remcom announces a new software product for automotive radar design and placement. WaveFarer™ Automotive Radar Simulation Software enables OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers to set up virtual scenarios and refine sensor performance earlier in the design process.
Rohde & Schwarz Offers First Independently Certified eCall Test Solution
From April 1, 2018 onward, car manufacturers are required to equip new vehicles for sale in the EU with an eCall module.
LG Electronics, Here Technologies Partner On Next-Gen Telematics For Autonomous Vehicles
LG Electronics (LG) is partnering with HERE Technologies (HERE), a global provider of digital mapping and location services, to offer a next-generation telematics solution for autonomous vehicles.
Vodaphone Launches System To Help Consumers Connect, Manage IoT Devices
Vodafone recently entered the Internet of Things (IoT) consumer market with the launch of “V by Vodafone” enabling consumers to connect millions of home and leisure electronics products to the Group’s dedicated global IoT network – the largest of its kind in the world.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES Introduces New Automotive Platform For Connected Cars
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today unveiled AutoPro™, a new platform designed to provide automotive customers a broad set of technology solutions and manufacturing services that minimize certification efforts and speed time-to-market.
AUTOMOTIVE WHITE PAPERS, APPLICATION NOTES, AND CASE STUDIES
Connectivity For Next-Generation Mobility
This white paper describes TE Connectivity’s vision for the next generation of mobility and its impact on vehicle architectures. It also shares how TE’s technology and portfolio address critical connectivity challenges the industry is experiencing.
Selecting Automotive-Grade Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors In Electric Vehicles
The worldwide electric vehicle (EV) market is exploding in demand and mainstream adoption as governments push for fuel economy improvements and automotive companies look for new market opportunities. According to Forbes, “by 2020, EVs are likely to cost the same as conventional fuel powered equivalents."
Top Design Tips For The Automotive RF Front End
With the astounding evolution of the automotive ecosystem, complicated computer systems are used to connect the vehicle and people to the outside world. This article examines the biggest challenges encountered when designing a connected vehicle and offers some solutions.
Automotive Radar Technology, Market And Test Requirements
The automotive industry is continuously adding more radar sensors that support drivers in critical situations. Radar enables quick, precise measurement of the radial velocity, range, azimuth angle and elevation angle of multiple objects, so it is often used in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
Benefits Of Time-Domain Electromagnetic Simulation For Automotive Radar
The requirements for automotive radar sensors in common ranges - such as 24 GHz and 77 GHz - are becoming more stringent and engineers need to understand how design decisions affect performance.
Understanding Miniaturized Automotive Coax Terminals
Automotive interconnections and the increase volume of transmitted data now require the use of high RF/high-bandwidth connections. TE Connectivity's MATE-AX miniaturized coaxial terminal solution provides 9 GHz of immediate RF performance and capability up to 20 GHz in smaller, lighter layouts.