In March, the USB Implementers Forums (USB-IF) announced the USB4, the latest version of the popular connector. Although the full specifications haven’t been released, the standard is expected to be faster, better equipped, and more standardized than all previous versions.
Among advancements in the semiconductor market, the Texas Instruments Sitara Am57x processor is the latest in high performance. The Sitara Am57x processors are designed for a broad range of embedded and industrial applications.
According to Jurgen Weyer, Vice President of Automotive Sales and Marketing at Freescale, the mission is clear – “To advance the truly assisted driver, the role of radar and other technologies is expanding to provide coverage around the entire vehicle. We are very pleased to make our roads safer by facilitating broader adoption of radar in more mainstream vehicles.” Freescale Semiconductor and Continental are planning to integrate Freescale’s next 77GHz radar technology into Continentals short and mid-range automotive radar modules. It’s a move that represents the next generation of Continental’s advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The benefits are dual. ADAS safety benefits will available to more cars, and automakers will be able to meet mandated safety regulations.
Texas Instruments has committed another $2.2 million to Educate Texas, which will provide additional funding to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs in schools throughout the state.