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Mitsubishi’s ECUs get over-the-air updates Mitsubishi Electric has announced it is integrating Movimento OTA technology into its next-generation head-unit architecture to provide customers with over-the-air (OTA) update capabilities. The new architecture, FLEXConnect, helps to accelerate the delivery of infotainment services. Car owners will benefit from a completely personalized entertainment system with continuous updates to the newest systems without ever having to return to the dealer. This combined technology breaks new ground in bringing software delivery from the cloud to the car in a very secure way, supporting new applications and services to be delivered in real time to vehicles, and eliminating software recalls and associated warranty costs. Integrating Movimento’s OTA technology shortens software deployment times but also speeds up the roll out of new features or the issuance of security patches throughout the vehicle. According to analyst firm IHS, remote OTA upgrades will save automakers $35 billion by 2022. Movimento www.movimentogroup.com SPI NOR flash memory supports transmission speeds up to 400MB/s Non-volatile memory manufacturer Macronix has released what the company believes to be the industry’s fastest SPI NOR flash memory. The OctaFlash MX25UM product family includes x8 I/O serial interface products with an operating frequency of up to 200MHz and transmission speeds of up to 400MB/s. Input and output cycles of all commands, addresses and information support DTR mode, overcoming the inconvenience of traditional SPI which only supports the STR framework for command input and needs to switch between different protocol modes. Similarly, prior SPIs only supported STR mode when performing program or erase operations and only supported DTR mode when reading, while today’s OctaFlash supports DTR mode for all three operations, saving the time needed to switch between modes. The current x1 I/O requires 40 clock cycles for complete SPI access including executing commands, addresses and information, while Quad I/O requires 22 clock cycles. In comparison, the next-generation OctaFlash in DTR operation mode needs only 13 clock cycles, significantly reducing the read latency of SPI products and increasing the efficiency of functions such as execute-in-place (XIP). The device comes in a 24-ball BGA package and operates from either 1.8V or 3V, covering 256MB, 512MB and 1GB densities. Macronix International www.macronix.com Programmable SLIC for advanced voice-over-IP Silicon Labs’ latest family of subscriber line interface circuits (SLICs) offers the lowest power consumption, smallest footprint, and highest levels of integration and programmability for the voice-over-IP (VoIP) gateway market. The single- and dualchannel Si32x8x ProSLIC family provides a subscriber line interface solution for a wide range of VoIP customer premises equipment (CPE) including cable gateways, xDSL integrated access devices, xPON optical network terminals, fibre to the home (FTTH), fibre to the building (FTTB) and wireless fixed terminals. The ProSLIC devices minimise SLIC power consumption by using flexible, integrated tracking DC/DC controllers that support ultra-low-cost capacitive boost configuration technology. They also reduce power by using Silicon Labs’ low-power ringing (LPR) technology and an ultra-low-power 50 mW per channel on-hook mode. The Si32x8x BOM footprint is only 4.2 cm² per FXS channel. Silicon Labs www.silabs.com/ProSLIC A49E_EETimes_2_375x10_875_A45.qxd 9/23/15 11:55 DC-DC CONVERTERS NEW AVP/AVN SERIES! 10,000 VDC Outputs Now in Miniature Design 0.5” x 1.0” x 0.5” • Isolated • High Reliability • 6,000, 7,000, 8,000, 9,000, 10,000 VDC, positive and negative output models • 1.25 watt output power, -25° to +70°C operating temperature standard, no de rating • 5-12-15-24 and 28 VDC inputs standard • Military Upgrades Available Expanded operating temperature, -55° to +85°C available - Selected MIL-STD-883 screeening available • Free review of any additional requirements and specifications you may have to comply with • Fully encapsulated for use in harsh environmental conditions For full characteristics of these and the entire PICO product line, see PICO’s Full line catalog at www.picoelectronics.com PICO ELECTRONICS, Inc. 143 Sparks Ave., Pelham, New York 10803 Call Toll Free 800-431-1064 FAX 914-738-8225 E Mail: info@picoelectronics.com Pico Representatives Germany ELBV/Electra Bauemente Vertrieb E mail: info@elbv.de Phone: 49 089 460205442 Fax: 49 089 460205442 England Ginsbury Electronics Ltd E-mail: rbennett@ginsbury.co.uk Phone: 44 163 429800 Fax: 44 163 4290904 www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe November 2015 47


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