August, 2010 Newsletter


The Role for Next Generation Automotive Gateways


As the electronic and software modules inside automotive systems increase in number and complexity, so does the need for reliable communication between these components. Developing automotive gateways for these demanding automotive systems presents a challenge to the architects who are required to balance cost, space and performance.

With the wide range of networking standards in use by the internal applications and devices, the challenge arises for the system engineer to select the most efficient and effective networking protocol. Keeping in mind each networking protocol’s specific advantages and disadvantages, the designer must determine the most appropriate protocol for the system.

In his white paper titled “The Role for Next Generation Automotive Gateways”, Joshua Sefchek, Sr. Software Engineer at LHP Software, presents a framework to analyze and select automotive networks including CAN, MOST, FlexRay and Ethernet.  A next-generation solution using single-chip systems is presented as well. 
You can download a copy of his paper here:


Career Fairs


LHP’s Engineering Resources department is headed on a whirlwind tour of 22 colleges for its recruiting efforts starting in the middle of September.  If you are interested in following the LHP Career Fair tour, check out our Facebook Events page.  We are giving qualified students a chance to win a Playstation 3.

Also, LHP will be attending SAE in Chicago and NASA in Florida in order to find some of the best and brightest in our fields.  We look forward to all of the events we are attending.  Please keep up with us on Facebook.  The link is below.


Heart Walk Event


LHP Software is participating in conjunction with the American Heart association in a HeartWalk event.  The purpose for the event is to develop awareness of the fight against stroke and heart attack.  Stroke and heart-attack are leading causes of death in America.  LHP Software will be creating a team to walk through the Columbus area starting near its offices at 1888 Poshard Dr. in Columbus, IN.  Proceeds from the event go to the American Heart Association.