congatec and Luxoft introduce a next-gen automotive platform with SMARC 2.0 Computer-on-Modules. Launching with the conga-SA5 as the first official supported module, the Automotive Reference Platform (ARP) co-developed by Intel and Luxoft makes digital cockpit designs of next-generation vehicles smarter. The new platform enables clustering of previously separately managed functions such as head unit display, cockpit occupant monitoring and advanced driver assistance systems. By utilizing a standards based SMARC 2.0 Computer-on-Module, engineers benefit from high design efficiency with lowest NRE cost for the core and maximum scalability ranging from low-cost to premium performance. Target customers are new and established mobility OEMs and their suppliers who develop hardware and software solutions for digital cockpit systems of next-generation vehicles.The platform utilizes an Intel Atom E39xx processor based SMARC 2.0 module from congatec in combination with an Intel Cyclone V SoC FPGA with integrated ARM cores and MAX 10 FPGAs to provide unsurpassed design flexibility for extra connectivity options and hardware encoded preprocessing tasks. The platform allows multiple functions to be hosted on a single system, including ADAS through video data analytics on the basis of deep learning algorithms and artificial intelligence as well as occupant safety systems such as driver awareness sensing plus navigation, passenger infotainment and rear-seat entertainment.The highly modular system design is powered by congatec SMARC 2.0 modules that are interchangeable and support multiple devices and architectures – including the Intel Atom automotive processors for in-vehicle experiences – and utilizes powerful Intel automotive-grade Cyclone V SoC FPGAs with integrated ARM cores and MAX 10 FPGAs providing unsurpassed design flexibility. The platform offers four independent on-board display interfaces with support for additional displays via expansion slots. Two HMSC connectors provide massive high-speed I/O extension capabilities. A wide variety of expansion boards is already available through the partner ecosystem, supporting all major existing and emerging automotive wired and wireless connectivity standards. An example is the dedicated Vehicle Interface Processor expansion slot that accepts multiple architectures. A premium automotive analog/digital radio and onboard DSP solution rounds off the design capabilities of the modular platform.The conga-SA5 based ARP is supported by Luxoft’s PELUX / Qt Automotive Suite Digital Cockpit software platform, a Linux based open source software platform that enables the flexible integration of third party applications into cars and minimizes the effort and cost for manufacturers deploying Linux based Digital Cockpit systems.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Creating Higher Performance, Lower Power IoT devices while eXecuting-in-Place (XiP)Next Cypress delivers robust wireless connectivity to Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ IoT SBC
Allegri will make huge demands if Man Utd approachby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is being linked with Manchester United.Tuttosport says United are keen to bring in Allegri should they relieve Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of his duties.But he would have some demands if he was to come to England.Allegri will want ‘massive interventions’ in the January window should he accept the job in the near future.United spent big in the summer, bringing in £150m worth of talent.But the former Premier League heavyweights only added three players with that money, in the form of Harry Maguire, Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.More is needed if United are to catch up with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
New Delhi: It was a sultry Wednesday morning in the national capital, with the weatherman predicting light rains towards the evening. “The minimum temperature recorded at 8.30 AM was 23.4 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal,” a MeT official said. The humidity level was recorded at 85 per cent. The weatherman has predicted partly cloudy sky with possibility of light rains and thundershowers in the evening. “The maximum temperature is likely to settle at 32 degrees Celsius,” the official added.
Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government has removed Sanjeev Shami as chief of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up to probe the honey-trap and black-mailing racket busted in the state last month. Shami has been replaced by cyber cell’s Special Director General Rajendra Kumar, according to an order issued by the state Home department late Tuesday night. With this, the SIT has been re-constituted for the second time in nine days. Besides Kumar, who is a 1985-batch IPS officer, the SIT will have two other members – cyber cell’s Additional Director General (ADG) Milind Kanaskar and Indore’s Senior Superintendent of Police Ruchi Vardhan Misra, the order said. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad It did not mention any reason for reconstruction of the SIT. Last week, CID Inspector General Sreenivas Verma was replaced by ADG Shami as the SIT chief. Shami was then appointed after Verma apparently expressed reluctance to head the probe into the high-profile racket. The state government set up the SIT on April 23, hours after a PIL was filed before the Indore bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, seeking a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the racket. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka Gandhi The BJP wants the case to be probed by the CBI. “We know why the BJP is demanding CBI probe into the racket. They want to save some people involved in it,” MP Congress spokesman Bhupendra Gupta claimed. “Two-three days ago, the Supreme Court (while hearing a case) observed that ‘CBI is not God’, while emphasising that not every case needs to go to the central probing agency,” he said. When the BJP was in power in the state, it opposed the Congress’ plea for a CBI probe into the multi-crore admission and recruitment-related ‘Vyapam’ scam, he said. It was the Supreme Court that finally ordered probe by the central agency into the scam, he added. Five women and a man were arrested from Indore and Bhopal last month for allegedly running the honey-trap and blackmailing racket. The racket was busted after an engineer of the Indore Municipal Corporation approached police, claiming he was being blackmailed over some objectionable video clips by the accused who were trying to extort about Rs 3 crore from him. The accused – Aarti Dayal (29), Monika Yadav (18), Shweta Vijay Jain (39), Shweta Swapnil Jain (48), Barkha Soni (34) and Omprakash Kori (45) – are currently in judicial custody.
Visakhapatnam: Rohit Sharma’s Test career got a new lease of life as he struck an unbeaten 115 in his first innings as an opener to take India to a commanding 202 for no loss against South Africa before rain washed out the final session of the series-opener, here on Wednesday. There was an 80 per cent chance of rain on the opening day but it only arrived during the tea break with India comfortably placed after 59.1 overs of play. Mayank Agarwal was on course for a maiden Test hundred, having played extremely well for his 183-ball 84. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuThunderstorm, followed by a heavy spell of rain, ensured no play was possible after the tea break. Before weather played spoilsport, Rohit stole the show in what could be a career changing knock for him. While South African bowlers did trouble the Indian batsmen on a few occasions in the first session, they seemed toothless in the second session where Rohit and Agarwal scored at a brisk rate. Rohit, who got to his fifty before lunch, shifted gears and was particularly harsh on the spinners. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersHe hammered off-spinner Danie Piedt for successive sixes over deep midwicket to get into the nineties before completing his fourth Test ton with a single off debutant spinner Senuran Muthusamy. The entire dressing room, including skipper Virat Kohli, stood up to laud Rohit’s feat. His 174-ball unconquered innings contained 12 fours and five sixes. At the other end, Agarwal was cruising towards his maiden Test ton. He too looked assured at the crease and played his shots. Early into the afternoon session, he brought up his half century with a spectacular six over extra cover off Keshav Maharaj. Clouds gathered over the stadium towards the end of the session and thunderstorms forced the umpires to take the tea break eight minutes before scheduled time. Earlier, Rohit and Agarwal played out 30 overs in the morning session after safely negotiating the South African pacers Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander, taking India to 91 for no loss. India, who had named their playing on the eve of the first Test, opted to bat on a dry surface with skipper Kohli calling his decision a “no brainer.” Expecting the pitch to turn, South Africa picked three spinners in Maharaj, Piedt and Muthusamy, who is more of a batting all-rounder. All eyes were expectedly on Rohit whose stop-start Test career has taken a new direction with the management accommodating him at the top of the order. He left the first ball he faced before driving Rabada past backward point with minimal feet movement for a four. His second scoring shot was also a boundary as he punched Philander towards backward point. The pitch offered very little to the pacers and spinners in the first two hours of play. What worked for Rohit was standing outside the crease when Philander was bowling to negate any little swing that was available. Rabada has the express pace but he did not test the Indian openers as much as Philander. Rohit and Philander”s battle in the first hour was absorbing. Philander, who got the better of Rohit in the warm-up game, challenged Rohit by moving the ball both ways in his opening spell of four overs. After a few play and misses, Rohit chose to walk down the pitch before South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis asked wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock to stand up to the stumps. After getting the measure of the surface, Rohit went for his strokes like he does in white-ball cricket. His first big hit was a typical one as he gently stepped out of the crease to smash Maharaj over long-on. A little later, he played a similar short off Piedt and this time the ball flew well above the long-on fielder. Rohit completed his 11th Test half-century towards the end of the session but in a not-so-convincing fashion. He mis-timed a sweep but fortunately it was not in the reach of the fielder and went for a four.
Kolkata: Appearing in public after nearly three weeks, former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar on Thursday surrendered before the Alipore Court here, which then granted him bail on two sureties of Rs 50,000 each in connection with the Saradha chit-fund scam case. The Calcutta High Court had on Tuesday given anticipatory bail to Kumar, who is currently the additional director general of the West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja Observing that it was not an appropriate case for custodial interrogation, a division bench of the high court had said Kumar, if arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation, would have to be released immediately on bail by an appropriate court on two sureties of Rs 50,000 each. On Thursday, the senior IPS officer surrendered before Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Subrata Mukherjee and was granted bail as per the high court order, his lawyer Gopal Haldar said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway The central agency officials had searched several places in and around Kolkata over the past three weeks to locate Kumar, who had gone untraceable after a single bench of the high court on September 13 vacated its interim order granting Kumar protection from arrest. The Saradha group of companies allegedly duped lakhs of people to the tune of Rs 2,500 crore, promising higher rates of return on their investments. The IPS officer was part of the Special Investigation Team set up by the Bengal government to investigate the scam, before the Supreme Court handed over the case to CBI in 2014, along with other chit-fund cases. The scam was unearthed in 2013 during Kumar’s tenure as Bidhannagar police commissioner. In February, Kumar was questioned by CBI in connection with the case for over five days in Shillong on a Supreme Court order.
Hong Kong: Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters marched in the city center ahead of reported plans by the city’s embattled leader to deploy emergency powers to ban people from wearing masks in a bid to quash four months of anti-government demonstrations. Local media reported Carrie Lam will bypass the legislature to announce the mask ban later Friday, in a hardening of her government’s stance to the territory’s most disruptive crisis since it reverted from British to Chinese rule in 1997. Lam’s office declined to comment when contacted. Thousands of people, all wearing masks, chanted slogans calling for greater democracy as they marched Friday in the city’s business district. One protester, who gave his surname as Lui, said the people will not be intimidated by the government’s scare tactic.
London: Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay suggested Sunday that Britain is open to compromise with the EU over new UK proposals for Northern Ireland, but urged Brussels to show “creativity and flexibility”. Barclay reiterated Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest plans for a managed withdrawal from the bloc on October 31 were “a broad landing zone” ahead of “intense negotiations in the coming days”. “We need to get into the intensive negotiations… to clarify what the deal is,” Barclay told the BBC. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report “We’ve set out very serious proposals including compromise on our side. “We now need to see creativity and flexibility on the EU side in order to reach that deal.” However, the European Union have reacted tepidly to the plans and urged London to offer a revised, viable way forward. The two sides will resume crunch talks Monday, with time running out ahead of a crucial EU summit on October 17-18. “If the offer from the UK turns out to be a take-it-or-leave-it, it’s going to be very difficult I see in agreeing,” Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins told the BBC on Sunday. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests “It’s fully dependent on the will of Mr Johnson because from the European side, we’re always open and looking towards a deal.” The British proposals submitted to Brussels on Wednesday centre on how to manage the post-Brexit border between British province Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland. Johnson wants Northern Ireland’s devolved assembly — which has been suspended for almost three years — to vote every four years on whether to maintain EU rather than British regulations there. He has also proposed the province leaves the EU’s customs union along with the rest of Britain, with required checks to rely on untried technology and carried out away from the sensitive border. Brussels has said the plans “do not provide a basis for concluding an agreement”. It sees the potential for rampant smuggling while Ireland is concerned hardline Northern Irish unionists would have an effective veto. Barclay hinted that Britain could be willing to consider alternatives to the role of Northern Irish assembly to break the deadlock. “We can obviously… discuss that mechanism, but the key issue is the principle of consent to any regulatory zone,” he said. Similarly on the thorny issue of customs, the Brexit Secretary struck a conciliatory note. “In the detail of the negotiations, of course we can get into the detail as to how operationally they work, what legal certainty is required,” he said. Barclay will travel to Amsterdam later Sunday for Brexit talks while Johnson has been phoning European leaders this weekend to sell his plans. In identical articles for two Brexit-backing British tabloids, Johnson called for EU flexibility and reiterated that the country will leave the bloc later this month with or without a deal. “They should be under no illusions or misapprehensions,” he wrote in the Sunday Express. “There will be no more dither or delay. On October 31 we are going to get Brexit done.”
After ruling Tollywood industry for years, Priyamani made her digital debut with Amazon Prime web series ‘The Family Man’.In a recent interview with Millennium Post, the Chennai Express actor recalls her shooting days, bonding with two directors on the set, experience of working with a senior actor like Manoj Bajpayee, relevance of her character in the show, and much more. Here are few excerpts from the interview… What convinced you to sign a project like ‘The Family Man’? Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold SchwarzeneggerFirstly, my character in ‘The Family Man’ is not something you would have seen earlier. It is not just another ordinary story of a married woman. Suchitra is a multitasking woman – she is wife of an NIA agent, a mother and a teacher. She has her own story to tell. Secondly, my husband encouraged me a lot to take up this project as we both were very much convinced with the story. The most important factor while selecting this project was that it is a complete package of entertainment as it has all the elements including action, drama, and comedy. Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap up As you said, you are potraying the character of a multitasking woman who is a mother, lecturer, and a wife. How challenging was it to portray different emotions and take up different tasks? I am not a method actor and hence I can’t retain the emotions after the scene. That’s the reason it was not very difficult for me to portray a multitasking woman in ‘The Family Man’. But I feel fortunate portraying the character of Suchitra as they have highlighted her views too. What helps you getting into the headspace of the characters you play? (For this show) Usually, after coming on the set, I used to read my scripts a couple of times, which helped me get the gist of the character. Also, I always tried to act as natural as possible keeping in mind that how I would have reacted in real life if something similar happened. I just tried to bring some nuances to the character. You have earlier worked with big names of Tollywood and Bollywood. How was your experience working with Manoj Bajpayee for this project? Oh! He is a fantastic actor and it was absolutely amazing working with him. He is very fine in his work that while shooting you can never predict what action he is going to take, how he is going to react to it. So you always have to be on your toes if you are working with him because you have to match the level to make it look as real as possible on the screen. Since two directors have worked in this project, how was your bonding with them. Were there any difficulties when it comes to coordination? Not at all! In fact, I have never seen two directors who understand each other so well. One is going to tell you about the character and the other is going to focus on the shot. Both of them were open to suggestions. When it comes to bonding they are the coolest directors I have ever worked with. From the very first day of the shooting, they made us extremely comfortable. So they let actors experiment with their characters… Of course, they let us experiment with the characters. Since I played a Tamilian woman in the series, I asked them once if I can add a Tamil line to my dialogue to make it more realistic, and they were absolutely ok with it. After giving so many hits in Tollywood, what made you move to the digital world? Firstly, Amazon prime is coming up with really good content and secondly, who would refuse the opportunity to work with directors like Raj sir and DK sir, as well as an actor like Manoj Bajpayee. Would you like to take up more web projects? Yes of course, if it is substantial enough and have good content then I will definitely take up more projects for the digital platform. And I hope people across the industry will notice my work through this web series.
New Delhi: The Delhi Police has arrested a 36-year-old Kenyan woman from Mumbai who was absconding for the last 10 months in connection with a case of drug trafficking, officials said on Sunday.The woman, Mariam alias Mweke, was carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on her arrest, police said. She was on the run in a case of seizure of 7.5 Kg heroin from three drug traffickers of African origin. After jumping the bail in the case about 10 months ago, she had made her hideout in Mumbai and again indulged in drug trafficking with the help of her other associates, they said. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarMariam was arrested from Delhi along with her associates Ekene and Martin on June 25 in connection with the incident, they said. A team was sent to Mumbai after police found that Mariam was living in a densely populated area of Naginpada in Palghar district, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) P S Kushwah The accused disclosed that after jumping bail, she was hiding in an unknown place. She shifted to Mumbai about two months back where she was involved in drug smuggling by taking consignments from Delhi-based African-origin drug traffickers, the officer said. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaShe came to India in 2016 on a tourist visa for a period of three months and overstayed her visa. She used to do odd jobs with the help of her friends of African origin in Delhi, the officer added. Later, she came into contact with a Kenyan national — Obum Favor, who was indulged in heroin smuggling. Obum allured her to work for him as carrier to smuggle heroin from Delhi to Punjab, the DCP said. She developed her own drug syndicate and started smuggling heroin in Delhi NCR, Haryana, Mumbai and Punjab, the police said.