[2014-04-03] We have some information to share that we didn’t want to receive: Last week, Arnulf Lockmann (58) died unexpectedly. He was the director of Janz Tec, a long-term member of CAN in Automation. And he was the CiA Business Director since 2005. We are grieving for our good business partner and active promoter of the CAN community, including our publications.
Annegret Emerich, Nickel Plankermann, Cindy Weißmüller, Holger Zeltwanger
[2014-04-14] Terberg (Netherlands) produces the YT 182, an electric version of one of their terminal tractors. The company met the challenge of delivering power to the large number of auxiliary systems with the help of Lenze Schmidhauser (Switzerland).
System basis chip (SBC)
[2014-04-09] Freescale (USA) has launched the MC33907 and MC33908 chips, which have been designed to work with 32-bit micro-controllers. The ASIL-D approved SBCs feature a dual DC/DC switching regulator for reducing overall energy consumption.
[2014-04-10] Toyota’s (Japan) Sports Drive Logger telemetry system enables drivers of GT 86 sports cars to record their driving on a racing track and watch and analyze it at home on a PS3. The system will be released throughout Japan in June.
Car add-on devices
[2014-04-10] Esacademy’s (Germany) CANopen CiA447 simulation system can be used for testing CiA 447 devices without requiring the real automotive gateway ECU. It consists of a gateway simulation, a universal controller device, and a roof bar light and sound...
[2014-04-10] The bundle of a SN6501 transformer driver from Texas Instruments (US) together with Wuerth Elektronik’s (Germany) WE-PP Push-Pull transformers is one of the smallest solutions for isolated interface designs according to the company.
[2014-04-09] MTS Sensors (US) introduced a 316L grade stain-less steel version of the company’s Temposonics EH linear positioning sensor. The stainless steel components make the sensor suitable for applications involving fluid contact or exposure to sea air...