TI debuts the first stand-alone USB 2.0 redriver, improving signal integrity in automotive applications
High-speed redriver easily enables designers to reduce the size, cost and power consumption of automotive infotainment systems
Texas Instruments introduced the first stand-alone USB 2.0 redriver. The high-speed, bidirectional TUSB211 redriver is AEC-Q100-qualified and designed to improve USB signal integrity in automotive infotainment systems.
It offers... [Read more of this review]
Toshiba’s 2-Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor for Vehicles Mitigates LED Flicker
Toshiba Corporation announced it has developed a new 2-megapixel (MP) CMOS image sensor for automotive cameras, “CSA02M00PB,” equipped with LED flicker mitigation function.
Sample shipments begin in March 2016. The new sensor will be exhibited at the 22nd ITS World Congress 2015 in Bordeaux, France, from Oct. 5 to Oct. 9.
The new 2MP sensor is equipped... [Read more of this review]
Gentex Unveils an Intelligent Rear Vision System with a Rearward-Facing Camera – Full Display Mirror (FDM)
Gentex Corporation introduced a Full Display Mirror™, an intelligent rear vision system that uses a rearward-facing camera and mirror-integrated video display to optimize a vehicle’s rearward view.
The company noted that current design trends are yielding vehicles with small rear windows that are often further obstructed by headrests, passengers,... [Read more of this review]
Cadence® Tensilica® Vision P5 DSP Boosts Performance by 13X, Requires 5X Less Energy
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) announced the new Cadence® Tensilica® Vision P5 digital signal processor (DSP), its flagship high-performance vision/imaging DSP core.
The imaging and vision DSP core offers up to 13X performance boost, with an average of 5X less energy usage on vision tasks compared to the previous generation IVP-EP... [Read more of this review]
TomTom Launches RoadDNA and HAD Map
TomTom (TOM2) announces the launch of TomTom RoadDNA, a product for vehicle localisation that will help make automated driving a reality. Designed with vehicle data storage and processing limitations in mind, RoadDNA delivers location information that can be integrated into the on-board system of a vehicle.
“We know that the future of automated driving... [Read more of this review]
Renesas R-Car T2 SoC for Ethernet AVB Vehicle Camera Networks Aids Video Delivery to Multiple Systems
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the development of the R-Car T2 system-on-a-chip (SoC), an SoC for Ethernet AVB-enabled vehicle camera networks that joins R-Car Family devices for infotainment, instrument cluster and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) applications.
The R-Car T2 enables the delivery of high-resolution camera video through... [Read more of this review]
Freescale and Continental Integrate Radar Solutions
Freescale Semiconductor and Continental announced plans to integrate Freescale’s next 77 GHz radar technology into Continental’s next generation short- and mid-range automotive radar modules.
This effort represents the next step in the evolution of Continental’s comprehensive advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) radar solutions, helping automakers... [Read more of this review]
Silicon Labs Launches Isolated Current Sense Amplifier
Silicon Labs introduced an isolated current sense amplifier delivering robust isolation, including high bandwidth and low signal delay.
Silicon Labs’ Si8920 isolated amplifier provides a current shunt measurement solution for power control systems operating in harsh environments such as electric/hybrid-electric vehicle (EV/HEV) systems.
Measuring... [Read more of this review]
Microchip MOST150 Coaxial Transceiver Aids Automotive Infotainment Networks Based on Coaxial Cables
Fully Compliant MOST® Infotainment Network Architecture Features a Robust Physical Layer and Proven Electromagnetic Compatibility Behavior
Microchip Technology Inc. announced what it said is the industry’s first MOST150 coaxial transceiver.
Extending the usage of coaxial cabling to powerful automotive infotainment networks based on the latest... [Read more of this review]
Melexis Extends Advanced Current Sensor Portfolio
Melexis added another device to its MLX91208 series of programmable Hall-effect current sensors, with the introduction of an elevated current version.
Optimized for the fields that characterize hybrid and electric vehicle (HEV) applications, the MLX91208CAV can cope with up to 1000A of primary current. This device complements the existing MLX91208 products... [Read more of this review]
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