Samsung Funds Autonomous Driving Tech

Today, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., established the Samsung Automotive Innovation Fund, a new $300-million fund focused exclusively on the automotive market. The Samsung Automotive Innovation Fund will focus on connected car and autonomous technologies, including smart sensors, machine vision, artificial intelligence, high-performance computing, connectivity solutions, automotive-grade safety solutions, security, and privacy. In addition to the fund, HARMAN, which…

Renesas Showcases ADAS View Solution Kit

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced a new all-in-one Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) view solution kit. Expanding the success of the first-generation ADAS surround view kit that was launched on October 8, 2015, Renesas’ second-generation ADAS view solution kit with up to eight cameras realizes next-generation…

Mouser Adds ADAS Info to Automotive Applications Site

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced the exciting addition of Adaptive Driver Assistance Systems to its Automotive Applications site. As part of Mouser’s Applications & Technologies sites, the Automotive Applications site provides design engineers with the resources they need to learn about the latest advances in automotive electronics technologies as well as the newest components from Mouser Electronics for building automotive electronics…

Macronix Touts Fastest SPI NOR Flash

Hsinchu — Macronix claimed the industry’s fastest SPI NOR flash memory with the introduction of the OctaFlash MX25UM product family. Key features include next generation performance level of x8 I/O serial interface products with an operating frequency of up to 200 MHz and transmission speeds of up to 400 MB/s. Target applications include in-vehicle entertainment, ADAS…

Micrel, SMS Partner on ADAS Camera

Micrel, Inc. (Nasdaq:MCRL), an industry leader in high performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, and Silicon Micro Systems, SMS, a state-of-the-art optical and micro mechanical sensor systems manufacturer, today announced a brand new HDR-CMOS Megapixel Ethernet Camera for Automotive and Industrial systems.  The production-ready camera is designed and manufactured by camera…

OmniVision Releases New HDR Sensors

Santa Clara, Calif. — OmniVision Technologies Inc. has released the newest additions to its portfolio of OmniHDR automotive high dynamic range (HDR) sensor family – the 1.3-megapixel OV10642 and the WVGA OV10625. Both the OV10642 and the OV10625 deliver high sensitivity and HDR performance in their respective market segments, said OmniVision. The sensors also use…

Sensor Fusion Drives ADAS

London – Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are essentially driven by a sensor fusion revolution combining radar (forward looking obstacle detection), camera (pedestrian detection, lane keeping, driver monitoring), infra-red (night vision), ultrasonic (automated parking), and LiDAR sensors. While radar will remain a key technology, boosted by the 79 GHz spectrum band expected to become available…