The Autotech Congress brings together manufacturers, researchers, designers, users, industry groups and academics to create a forum for the exchange of information and innovations. The papers included here examine the major advances and technological breakthroughs of today which shall become standard practice for tomorrow. Broad themes of this text on the subject of automotive electronics include: EMC and component design; software and controllers; electronic systems; testing and maintenance; and power devices.
EMC and component design: developing a strategy for automotive electromagnetic modelling, D.D.Ward; modular body systems, H. Schubotz; RAKE - a new approach to radio interference, P. Skilton and P. Stockwell; performance and deisgn of a silicon micromachined gyro, I.D. Hopkin and R. Windermer. Software and controllers: high-end CAN controller to respond to the new OSEK/VDX stabdard; safer use of the C programming language in the automotive industry, G.F. McCall et al; MATRIX 6.0 - a fixed point development process for automotive applications, P.Clarke; simulation of a variable geometry turbo charged diesel engine for control algorithm development, A.J.Truscott and B.C. Porter; a safety analysis methodology and its automotive application, I.P Kendall and K.M. Hobley. Electronic systems, testing and maintenance: using statitics to save cost in automotive product development within the areas of electromagnetic immunity and pass-by noise, P. Jenning; how to help your suppliers deliver the electronic systems you want, S.J. Barker; noise reduction of MOS operational amplifiers used for automotive ECU, P. De Wolf. Power devices and systems: a study of distributed local dump suppression for motor vehicles, P. Miller; fault-tolerant and self-testable architectures for zero failure electronics, A. Richardson and W.R.Betts; sensor combinations for urban roads and expressways (secure), M.J. Bateson, et al.