First News Briefs for January 2, 2013
Kia Motors America today announced it will work with Google to provide content and search-based solutions enabled by Application Program Interfaces (APIs) for the second-generation of the automaker's UVO eServices telematics system. These new solutions will initially be introduced on the new 2014 Sorento CUV. The immediate integration of Google solutions will utilize Google Maps and Google Places to acquire driving directions and locate Points of Interest (POIs).
Azimuth Systems has announced the availability of the latest upgrade to its ACE MX and MX2 MIMO channel emulators. The sixth release in Azimuth’s series of ACE channel emulator feature and functionality upgrades includes increased support for multi-link and mesh networks, additional geometric modeling capability, as well as an updated version of DIRECTORTM II test executive software (release 7.6).
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. today announced that it is sampling the MAX17048, a low-power fuel gauge for Lithium-ion (Li+) batteries. This battery operates at 23uA and less in micropower hibernate mode, in which the fuel gauge continues to operate. It needs one external capacitor so it simplifies design, shrinks solution size by 3x, and reduces costs.
Mandalay Digital Group, Inc., a global mobile data services provider, announced a partnership with Sun Cellular, a wholly owned subsidiary of Digitel, a Philippines mobile telecommunications companies to launch Digital Turbine IQ on Android smartphones.