Automotive White Papers, Application Notes, and Case Studies

  1. CST STUDIO SUITE - EM Simulation For Automotive Applications

    Electronic components are increasingly important in automotive systems. With the electromagnetic simulation tools in CST STUDIO SUITE vehicles can be evaluated using virtual prototyping from the early stages of the design process. 

  2. Moving Toward Fully Connected Vehicles: Edge Computing For Advanced Automotive Communications

    Connected and Autonomous Driving (AD) vehicles bring new requirements for network architectures and the Cloud in order to support the new workloads and satisfy real-time service requirements. This white paper demonstrates how Edge Computing provides computing, storage, and networking capabilities in a network, and how this technology supports multiple services for connected AD vehicles.

  3. Paving The Way To Self-Driving Cars With Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

    Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) must be able to make cars safer, and their gradual introduction must also improve road safety. This white paper discusses the challenges in ADAS adoption, and the importance of using the most advanced technologies for its future.

  4. RF Testing On Automotive Infotainment Devices

    This application note highlights some of the RF measurement challenges and introduces Rohde & Schwarz equipment required for relevant RF characterization of car infotainment devices.

  5. Automotive Radar Sensors - Transmit Signal Analysis And Inference Tests

    This application note highlights signal measurements and analysis of automotive radars that are crucial during the development and verification stages. Particular emphasis is placed on a setup to verify the functionality of a radar in case of radio interference.

  6. The Role Of Sensors For The Connected Car

    This white paper covers relevant trends and examples of innovative automotive sensors that support closed-loop control functions in exhaust gas after-treatment, transmission, and battery monitoring.

  7. Automotive Radars — Antenna Design, Integration, And Channel Modelling

    Driving aid radar systems are critical to enabling key technologies in the development of autonomous vehicles. With the need to meet not only road safety applications, but parking assist functions as well, certain specifications must be maintained for the antenna to be integrated into the vehicle. 

  8. Removing Wires, Increasing Performance

    A few years ago, driving while using a phone was practically unheard of or frowned upon. Today, it’s actually quite the opposite. From GPS navigation to infotainment, voice-controlled texting to cloud data transfer, the use of cell phones and other mobile devices is so prevalent while driving that many car manufacturers now offer WiFi in the vehicle. Nevertheless, the additional cell phone usage and significant amount of send/receive data increases the chance of a dead battery alongside the panic of finding a charging cord and plugging it in. The solution? Inductive charging. This white paper describes the technology behind wireless charging, its challenges, and Laird’s latest solutions for automotive wireless charging modules. .

  9. Radar Waveforms for A&D and Automotive Radar

    This white paper provides a more detailed view on radar waveforms for Aerospace and Defense and commercial radar systems. Waveforms such as pulse and pulse-Doppler signal, continuous wave and frequency shift keying waveforms are described. 

  10. Benefits Of Time-Domain Electromagnetic Simulation For Automotive Radar

    The requirements for automotive radar sensors in common ranges - such as 24 GHz and 77 GHz - are becoming more stringent and engineers need to understand how design decisions affect performance.