Manage flash memory in auto infotainment systems
Design How-To 11/29/2006 Post a comment
As the costs of NAND and NOR flash continue to fall, in-car infotainment systems are using storage in ways that no one thought possible only a few years ago. To succeed, these systems need flash file systems that can ensure data integrity, even when power failures or uncontrolled shutdowns occur.
Microsoft buys stake in TCS China
News & Analysis 11/27/2006 Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. has acquired a 10 percent equity stake in TCS China, a joint venture IT services firm working with software services giant Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
Extreme automotive environment challenges sensor design
Design How-To 11/22/2006 Post a comment
Regardless of the specific application, most automotive sensor modules share a common high-level architecture and a set of stringent requirements that make for a challenging design under the high temperatures, noise, and vibration found in a car. Here are some design hints to deal with these hurdles.
FlexRay hits the road
Design How-To 11/16/2006 Post a comment
Here's how engineers economically developed deterministic, fault-tolerant communications, supplementing LIN and CAN networks, in a new BMW--starting with chassis and suspension control.
DSP video processing without DSP programming, via open source APIs
Design How-To 11/3/2006 1 comment
GStreamer, a popular open source Linux multimedia framework that has become a standard in digital video development, can now be used to access the video encoding and decoding capabilities of a DSP, without any need to learn the proprietary DSP programming language. This approach makes it easy to integrate DSP video processing with other requirements of the application that are typically performed on a GPP core. The multimedia framework handles the integration task by stitching together the vario