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Humidity & Temperature Sensor Singapore as a test bed next-generation congestion management systems NXP Semiconductors has begun testing a next-generation congestion management system in Singapore. Cars equipped with NXP’s 3.5G telematics solution ATOP (automotive telemat- ics on-board unit platform) are currently piloting this urban modern mobility solution. Singapore’s world-class infrastructure is the ideal test bed for intelligent traffic solutions as it faces the mobility challenges of today’s global megacities and aims to re- duce pollution and congestion. During the Singapore trial, cars equipped with ATOP - a module allowing for cost-efficient and flexible integration into automotive electronics - will wirelessly collect real-time traffic data via 3.5G mobile broadband. This will not only test the congestion management system, but also secure payment, road-side assistance and paperless parking. ATOP’s industry-standard, ARM7-based automotive microcon- troller provides a broad range of interfaces for easy in-car inte- Range RHSpecifications gration, including CAN and USB, multiple serial inter-processor Range T buses and A/D and D/A converters and analog in & outputs for Accuracy RH a audio signals. The ATOP module is the core of an On Board Accuracy T Unit (OBU). It contains a GPS receiver that collects, with optimal Consumption privacy, real-time data such as the vehicle’s exact location, and wirelessly feeds it to a back office. This allows service centers to calculate the fastest and most cost-effective route or advise drivers to choose the best means of transportation. The NXP technology can also wirelessly communicate with other cars and traffic signs to warn drivers of dangers ahead and advise on optimum speed. NXP Semiconductors www.nxp.com DaB+/ DaB software receiver for multicore linux also supports TPEG EtherWaves announced the new multicore Linux version of its ClearSignal software based DAB/DAB+/DMB solution, to add support for the novel TPEG, DL+, EPM and other advanced decoding services. Because of its multicore ar- chitecture, the new ClearSignal version provides enhanced processing power and resource utilization by taking ad- vantage of the parallel processing found in the new media processors, with the result being reduced constraints of the ports and busses of today advanced DAB+/DMB receivers. The first integration is available on a standard ARM core, such as those used in NVIDIA’s Tegra, running a Linux- based OS, and using an off-the-shelf digital tuner from Maxim. Porting the same capability to different processors and tuners is a straightforward task, due to ClearSignal toolbox design approach. The new TPEG version imple- ments all the Digital Radio broadcasting standards support- ed by ClearSignal - DAB, DAB+, T DMB and DRM, while exhibiting its proved and renown stability and high perfor- mance. TPEG (Transport Protocol Experts Group) is one of technologies of the new generation of traffic and travel information services that are distributed via digital channels such as the internet, cell phones, and recently digital radio. The DAB+/DMB stack has evolved in recent years beyond audio receiver as a data bearer for automotive data applica- tions that integrate with other GPS, cell-phone and other infotainment sub-systems. EtherWaves www.EtherWaves.com www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe October 2012 37


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