Industry strives for no-fault automotive microprocessors

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Here’s what the auto industry wants: Microprocessors that are tailormade for the automotive environment, that can withstand huge temperature swings and near-constant vibration and, most importantly, never ever fail. To make microprocessors that meet those requirements, experts say a rethink of the entire production process is order. And that’s exactly what is happening. “Until now, […]

Elmos introduces stop-start chip set

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Elmos has introduced a chip set that will maintain a car’s voltage when the engine is halted as part of its stop-start functionality. The German semiconductor maker said the chip set will help vehicles save fuel and improve their CO2 balance. The start-stop chip set consists of a multiphase boost converter and a synchronous buck […]