The Path Toward Future Automotive EE Architectures

From a semiconductor market perspective, all eyes are on the automotive domain. According to Gartner, as of 2023, the automotive market is now its second-largest segment, with about 14% of the demand. Only smartphones consume more. As I mused last month in "Automotive Semiconductor March Madness 2024," those who made a bet on automotive a decade or longer ago are pretty happy these days. Still,... » read more

Powering The Automotive Revolution: Advanced Packaging For Next-Generation Vehicle Computing

Automotive processors are rapidly adopting advanced process nodes. NXP announced the development of 5 nm automotive processors in 2020 [1], Mobileye announced EyeQ Ultra using 5 nm technology during CES 2022 [2], and TSMC announced its “Auto Early” 3 nm processes in 2023 [3]. In the past, the automotive industry was slow to adopt the latest semiconductor technologies due to reliability conc... » read more

Build Secured And Cost Effective Next-Generation Actuator And Sensor Applications Based On The Latest E/E Architectures

Automotive E/E architectures have undergone remarkable changes in recent years influencing actuator and sensor applications such as body control (lights, windows, and mirrors, etc.), motor control such as engine pumps and fans, and sensor control. Traditionally, these applications have used small and low-cost 16-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) but now they need more advanced 16-bit MCUs. In this wh... » read more

Ensure Functional Safety Using Siemens’ AUTOSAR Solutions

As the prevalence of automated driving, electrification, and connected vehicle applications increases, the complexity of electrical and electronic (E/E) vehicle architecture is increasing, and vehicle safety requirements are becoming more demanding. Solution architects and engineers are looking for ways to manage it all. And they can, with the help of our comprehensive AUTOSAR solution that pro... » read more

The Changing Automotive Industry Landscape

By Lance Brooks and Brendan Morris Consumer demand for sophisticated highly connected vehicles that provide advanced features is forcing the global automotive industry to develop more advanced electrical and electronic (E/E) architectures. The increasing adoption of connected features in all categories and segments, including on and off-road vehicles, is also driving powerful smart features ... » read more