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Embedded electronics - the evolving future heart of the automobile

出版商 Autelligence 商品編碼 352534
出版日期 內容資訊 英文 98 Pages
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嵌入式電子設備:「未來汽車的心臟部位」的演進 Embedded electronics - the evolving future heart of the automobile
出版日期: 2015年09月01日 內容資訊: 英文 98 Pages


本報告提供汽車用的嵌入式電子設備 (嵌入式電子產品) 的市場相關分析,技術、產品概要和相關規劃,研究開發的現狀與成果,現在特別引人注目的技術領域、產品,今後應克服的課題,今後的研究開發 (R&D) 的方向性,主要企業簡介與開發、生產情形的資訊彙整,為您概述為以下內容。

第1章 簡介

第2章 汽車用電子設備

  • 微控制器
  • 架構
  • 感測器

第3章 規格與網路

  • Flexray
  • Autosar
  • ISO26262
  • Misra
  • 汽車Ethernet及MOST
  • 開放原始碼

第4章 研究計劃:目前開發情形

第5章 OS (作業系統):選擇、整合、課題

第6章 無人行車:必要條件與影響度

第7章 開發週期:虛擬化和初期流程的轉變

第8章 試驗、認證:品質的確立

第9章 從台灣、中國:家電生產大國到全球最大的汽車市場

第10章 文化的轉變:為達成目標再次考慮流程

第11章 平台、工程:共通性、可變性、專用功能

第12章 未來展望:複雜性的克服

第13章 結論:晶片系統的發展

第14章 主要企業:概要和營業內容

第15章 企業簡介

  • Continental
  • Delphi
  • Denso
  • Freescale
  • 日立製作所
  • Infineon Technologies
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • 瑞薩電子
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Texas Instruments
  • TRW



A scramble in the high-stakes, in-car electronics space has reached a fever pitch.

Connected driving and self-driving systems are changing the landscape. For automakers and suppliers, the situation has become far more complex in recent months, both technically and strategically.

With added complexity comes vulnerability - but also opportunity. “Embedded electronics - the evolving future heart of the automobile” breaks down the technology, the strategic issues, the players, the partnerships, and the hidden issues that can make the difference between success and failure in the industry's highest-value sector.

Increasingly, integrated electronics systems are changing the face of the industry. Suppliers are at a tactical crossroads, with companies such as Visteon transforming themselves exclusively into suppliers of electronics.

Applications within the vehicle are growing exponentially, whether for battery monitoring in EVs or for handling the proliferation of sensors required for autonomous driving. Many of these systems are being integrated - sometimes on the same multicore processor.

Tasks that were once the domain of 8 and 16-bit microcontrollers now require 32-bit units, a trend helped by the falling prices of the more powerful chips.

“Companies are spending a lot more time, effort and money developing software, which is more costly than the hardware” - Ross Bannatyne, General Manager, NXP.

The big shift: OEMs want the safety features across not just at the high end, but across the vehicle range.

Connectivity and driver assistance have changed the focus of many companies, creating both opportunities and significant risk if OEM strategies are misread or technology approaches miscalculated.

Software demands are enormous - controlling, for example, cameras inside the vehicle as well as those pointing outside, and monitoring a mass of vehicles travelling at different speeds. All must be processed with different visibilities and weather conditions. A huge amount of data is required.

“Embedded electronics - the evolving future heart of the automobile” offers a clear, detailed analyses of car systems, microcontrollers, architectures, sensors, standards and networks, research projects, the state of current developments, integration, quality processes and several additional topics, including an analysis of the trend toward systems-on-chip and a detailed look at who is doing what among the major players.

The report examines this critical sector, answers technical questions, outlines the strategies for each automaker and suggests.


Figure 7:
Schematic overview of item boundaries in a chassis control system

                     Source: Bosch

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Car systems

  • 2.1. Microcontrollers
  • 2.2. Architectures
  • 2.3. Sensors

Chapter 3: Standards and networks

  • 3.1. Can and Lin
  • 3.2. Flexray
  • 3.3. Autosar
  • 3.4. ISO26262
  • 3.5. Misra
  • 3.6. Automotive Ethernet and Most
  • 3.7. Open source

Chapter 4: Research projects – state of current developments

Chapter 5: Operating systems – choice, integration and issues

Chapter 6: Autonomous driving – requirements and implications

Chapter 7: Development cycle – virtualisation and early process change

Chapter 8: Testing and verification – building in quality

Chapter 9: Taiwan and China – bringing consumer electronics to the biggest auto market

Chapter 10: Cultural changes – rethinking processes to achieve goals

Chapter 11: Platform engineering – commonality, variability and specific applications

Chapter 12: The future – Dealing with complexity

Chapter 13: Conclusion – Growth in systems-on-chip

Chapter 14: Major players – Who is doing what

Chapter 15: Company profiles

  • Continental
  • Delphi
  • Denso
  • Freescale
  • Hitachi
  • Infineon Technologies
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • Renesas
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Texas Instruments
  • TRW


  • Figure 1: The Mercedes-Benz S Class has more lines of software code than an advanced aircraft
  • Figure 2: Trends driving automotive innovation (Source: NXP)
  • Figure 3: MCU in automotive capacitive touch application (Source: Microchip)
  • Figure 4: Integrated current sensors for EPS motor control applications (Source: Allegro Microsystems)
  • Figure 5: The drops in fatalities match the introduction of technologies (Source: Delphi)
  • Figure 6: Example of a safety chain of an SEooC (Source: Magneti Marelli)
  • Figure 7: Schematic overview of item boundaries in a chassis control system (Source: Bosch)
  • Figure 8: Cascade versus common cause failures (Source: TÜV Nord)
  • Figure 9: The fault-tolerant time interval is time in which a fault can be present in a system before a hazardous event occurs (Source: Magna Powertrain)
  • Figure 10: Example of a safety argument pattern (Source: University of York)
  • Figure 11: In January 2015, an Audi A7 Sportback made the 900km journey, most of it on autopilot, from California to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show
  • Figure 12: A tighter integration is needed between software and hardware testing (Source: Synopsys)
  • Figure 13: SysML can be used as a general purpose modelling language for system engineering (Source: Flanders' Make)
  • Figure 14: Part of the Autotronics exhibition in Taipei in April 2015
  • Figure 15: Example of an ASIL-ready programme (Source: Melexis)
  • Figure 16: How platform engineering can reduce costs compared with using a single system (Source: Hella)


  • Table 1: Microcontrollers – what functions do they support?
  • Table 2: Comments from industry sources – Chapter 2
  • Table 3: Comments from industry sources – Chapter 3
  • Table 4: Research projects for developing electronic systems for vehicles
  • Table 5: Comments from industry sources – Chapter 4
  • Table 6: Comments from industry sources – Chapter 5
  • Table 7: Comments from industry sources – Chapter 6
  • Table 8: Comments from industry sources – Chapter 7
  • Table 9: Comments from industry sources – Chapter 8
  • Table 10: Comments from industry sources – Chapter 9
  • Table 11: Comments from industry sources – Chapter 10
  • Table 12: Comments from industry sources – Chapter 11
  • Table 13: Comments from industry sources – Chapter 12
  • Table 14: Key products and announcements, automotive partners and non- automotive partners of selected companies profiled
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