Freescale Semiconductor today introduced a hardware/software development system for enabling automotive-grade Ethernet connectivity for infotainment, instrument cluster, camera telematics and rear seat entertainment designs. The new solution will support real-time data transport throughout the vehicle and replace digital technologies and other alternatives. SABRE (Smart Application Blueprint for Rapid Engineering) for Auto Infotainment (AI) development system leverages Freescale’s i.MX 6 series applications processors to enable Ethernet Audio Video Bridging (AVB) deployment. The development system helps connect an array of onboard multimedia nodes using automotive-grade Ethernet components and is optimized for hardware/software integration. Freescale has also introduced automotive-grade AVB Ethernet software stacks engineered to work with the development system’s hardware.
Freescale Semiconductor today introduced the QorIQ LS1043A communications processor – a power-efficient 64-bit ARM-based processor for the new virtual network. The system-on-chip helps edge network equipment manufacturers scale power and performance to meet the changing needs of the world’s highly virtualized, software-defined networks. The fanless SoC delivers 1.5 GHz of performance and requires power as low as 6 W to operate.
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) today introduced the F2912 switch, the first in a line of new radio frequency (RF) switch products planned by the semiconductor company. The F2912 has a combination of low insertion loss, high isolation and linearity positioning it for use in base stations (2G, 3G and 4G), microwave backhaul and front haul, test equipment, CATV headend, WiMAX radios, wireless systems and general switching applications.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced the preliminary results of a trial into the use of tablet-based ultrasound in emergency services vehicles. A total of six emergency services vehicles at Bedford, Hurst and DFW Airport Fire Departments in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area have been equipped with Samsung’s PT60A ultrasound as part of an ongoing trial. Since the trial began July 1 of this year, ultrasound has been employed in 91 callouts to support diagnosis in cases involving trauma, internal bleeding, acute abdominal pain and cardiac arrest. In cases where specialist opinion is required, ultrasound images are transmitted wirelessly from the PT60A to doctors at JPS Health Network through Trice Imaging’s mobile encryption and image management system. The system also allows physicians to collaborate in real-time in order to prepare for the patient’s arrival at the emergency room.