Week In Evaluation: Auto, Safety, Pervasive Computing

Automotive, mobility

Siemens Digital Industries Software program and climate-tech firm sustamize devised a manner so as to add carbon emissions knowledge to Siemens Xcelerator. Siemens created its Teamcenter Carbon Footprint Calculator software program to assist groups measure, simulate, cut back, and observe their product carbon footprint early within the growth section. The calculator makes use of sustamize’s Product Footprint Engine, which has a prepackaged CO2 emission components library. “Our collaboration with sustamize will allow prospects to know the environmental impacts of their merchandise and processes early within the product growth based mostly on complete, updated, knowledge,” stated Eryn Devola, vp of sustainability, Siemens Digital Industries Software program.

Ansys delivered a business finite factor evaluation (FEA) solver that may velocity up structural mechanical fashions — similar to for the automotive business. The FEA helps AMD Intuition accelerators, new GPUs for knowledge facilities and supercomputers. Ansys says it developed APDL code that interfaces with AMD ROCm libraries on Linux, which is able to assist efficiency and scaling on the AMD accelerators.

Infineon Applied sciences signed a multi-year provide settlement with US-based II-VI Included to increase the semiconductor firm’s provider base for silicon carbide (SiC) wafers. SiC, a compound of silicon and carbon, is utilized in industrial functions however can be more and more present in e-mobility. SiC energy semiconductors are utilized in principal inverters in electric-vehicle drive trains, onboard battery charging models, and charging infrastructure. II-VI and Infineon are additionally engaged on the transition to 200mm SiC diameter wafers.

Researchers on the United StatesDivision of Vitality‘s Oak Ridge Nationwide Laboratory (ORNL) and the College of Tennessee, Knoxville, have sleuthed out a key materials for fast-charging lithium-ion batteries in its seek for a 15-minute-or-less car cost. The fabric, a novel compound of molybdenum-tungsten-niobate, or MWNO, might change graphite anodes used as we speak. “Due to this sluggish lithium-ion motion, graphite anodes are seen as a roadblock to excessive quick charging. We’re in search of new, low-cost supplies that may outperform graphite,” stated ORNL researcher Runming Tao in a press launch. “Our method focuses on nongraphite supplies, however these even have limitations. Among the most promising supplies — niobium-based oxides — have sophisticated synthesis strategies that aren’t properly suited to business.”

Qualcomm says its automotive design-wins pipeline — a estimated future measurement of awarded automaker applications from automaker and Tier-1 provider forecasts, reached $30B as of Sept 22, 2022. The corporate attributed a lot of the rise to its Snapdragon Digital Chassis options.

The NHTSA estimates in an early launch of 2022 visitors knowledge that 20,175 individuals died in motorized vehicle visitors crashes within the United States up to now this yr, up 0.5 p.c over the primary half of 2021. The total demise toll for 2021 within the U.S. was 42,915, up 10.5 p.c from 2020.

The U.S. Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA) has ordered Tesla to recall some Tesla fashions wherein the facility home windows don’t detect obstructions whereas closing. The home windows are a hazard to anybody who has a limb in the way in which. Tesla plans to do an over-the-air (OTA) replace to repair the issue.

Pervasive computing

RISC-V processor IP firm Codasip is now a member of the OpenHW Group, the place Codasip will contribute to requirements for RISC-V formal verification.

Flex Logix will use Semifore, Inc.’s CSRCompiler software program on Flex Logix’s superior inference chip design. Flex Logix makes eFPGAs and AI inference chips and modules. Its InferX X1 is an AI edge inference accelerator that may deal with high-volume functions. “These designs are extremely complicated, and the {hardware} and software program interfaces are crucial to efficiency and core performance. Semifore’s CSRCompiler ensures the {hardware} and software program interfaces operate as anticipated, and that each the {hardware} and software program groups can take a look at interplay throughout chip growth,” stated Charlie Roth, vp of {hardware} R&D, Flex Logix, in a press launch.

AMD unveiled the brand new Ryzen 7020 Collection and Athlon 7020 Collection Processor lineup for cell phones.

Infineon launched a single-stage flyback AC-DC controller IC for battery charging. The ICC80QSG single-stage PWM controller is utilized in flyback topologies together with Infineon’s CoolMOS P7 Superjunction (SJ) MOSFET units. The benefit designers could make battery chargers with scalable energy designs of as much as 130 W appropriate for adapter, printer, PC, TV, monitor, set-top field, and audio amplifier functions.


Riscure launched its 2022.2 model of True Code software program instrument, which helps software program builders to search out and repair safety vulnerabilities in embedded code. One of many updates expands the fault-injection assault simulations in True Code. Dev groups can to create take a look at situations that may run robotically through the every day construct course of with out the necessity for the bodily {hardware} the software program is developed for to search out fault injection vulnerabilities early growth.


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Susan Rambo is the managing editor of Semiconductor Engineering.

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