All posts by Frank-Steffen Russ

EBV Director Segment Automotive & HIREL. Driven by the vision that vehicles will be or become our everyday used robots. Embedded and connected in our life. My updates address all trends and topics related to the automotive segment. ...

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The strive for increased energy efficiency, lighter and smaller applications as well as optimised system cost has been determining developments in power electronics for years. Optimisation of silicon based solutions like MOSFETs and IGBTs in the high voltage range (above 600V) is close to reach its limits. Due to the increasing demand for HEV/EVs as well as compact solutions for solar inverters, industrial drives and high frequency power supplies semiconductor manufacturers need to find new ways to achieve the goal of better efficiency. Wide band gap (WBG) technologies like SiCRead More
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Self-driving cars have been a vision and dream for decades and at some point over the last years we all recognised that we have reached a point of technological advancement that makes autonomous driving possible. However there is a huge BUT. Not only is it one of the most complex tasks to integrate sensor-based and highly rational technology into the emotional and imperfect traffic world of human drivers it’s also a heavy challenge to find solutions for legal, social, economical and ergonomic conflicts. In order to get a clear pictureRead More
Let’s summarise the Automotive Segment year in one word: impossible! You simply need more than one word to describe everything that has happened. Let’s take a little journey through this year’s milestones and highlights chronologically. The year kicked off early with a big announcement from Altera stating that their SoC field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) have been selected for use in Audi’s advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) targeted for mass production. Audi together with TTTech developed the central driver assistance control unit zFAS using the Altera® Cyclone® V SoC FPGA enablingRead More
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Posted On November 25, 2015By Frank-Steffen RussIn Business Intelligence, Events, High-Rel

Welcome To The Future Of Space Technology

“Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next 10.” – Neil Armstrong Having walked on the moon Mr Armstrong knows what he is talking about. His famous quote could also be applied to last week’s Space Tech Expo, but in a positive way! During the three day event which EBV joined together with STMicroelectronics we engaged in conversations around modern developments and trends like CubeSats and built promising relationships set to result in the overwhelming advancementsRead More
What is better than a driver assistant? Millions of driver assistants! Crowd-sourced traffic and road data is something fantastic. One thing missing so far from the idea to collect information from multiple cars on the road is better, ergonomic usability of the data. There are several smartphone apps that collect data from a number of users – but besides the battery drainage that all of them have in common you should not use your smartphone while driving. Never. No. Stop it. Period! Good thing there are alternatives to get real-time, crowd-sourcedRead More