Click here to see a sped-up video of a Toyota Prius being torn down in one minute.
The electronic innards were exposed at the recent Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose in a series of presentations by David Carey of Portelligent and Al Steier of Munro and Associates.
Their findings were since cataloged in a series of show reports, teardown features and On Demand seminars. Links to all are shown below. The inverter/converter, the engine control module and the navigation and display system are also included as part of a full Prius teardown feature in the May 14th. Under the Hood supplement, presented by EE Times and TechOnline. The supplement, the second in a series, goes inside today's hottest electronic systems to explore the design and component-selection decisions that went into their construction.
Enjoy the Prius compilation below. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me at email@example.com
Dig a little deeper and you'll find Toyota ECUs are based on SOI - see ASN for where and why: http://bit.ly/whoQB2. Many components supplied by Denso do, too -- ECUs & MEMS sensors -- see ASN http://bit.ly/zhk9e2.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.