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Smart hub ICs enable smartphone-connected infotainment

Smart hub ICs enable smartphone-connected infotainment
  Microchip has announced five new USB 2.0 smart hub ICs. The USB4xxx series devices provide unrivalled options for car manufacturers to provide a reliable, intelligent connection between the car’s display and one or more smartphones or tablets and meet consumer demand for easy-to-use, intuitive systems.
1st November 2017

MOST technology provides digital multichannel audio streaming

MOST technology provides digital multichannel audio streaming
Developed by Microchip Technology, Media Oriented System Transport (MOST) technology will network the in-vehicle infotainment system of Volvo Cars’ second generation XC60 SUV. The highly publicised Volvo XC60 will be the fourth Volvo model to implement MOST150 technology, which continues to meet Volvo’s high standards for in-vehicle infotainment. Volvo Cars has been utilising Microchip’s MOST technology for years to provide the highest quality digital multichannel audio streaming.
24th July 2017

Transceiver family includes automotive Grade 0 qualified parts

Transceiver family includes automotive Grade 0 qualified parts
Microchip announces the industry’s first family of Controller Area Network (CAN) transceivers including automotive Grade 0 qualified parts. The ATA65XX family adds six new devices to Microchip’s CAN portfolio. The new family supports the recently established CAN FD (Flexible Data-rate) protocol for up to 5 Mbit/s communication speed and the new CAN PN (Partial Networking) standard for improved energy efficiency for vehicles.
28th June 2017


INIC enables daisy-chain communications

INIC enables daisy-chain communications
Automotive manufacturers and tier one suppliers can incorporate Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) networks in a daisy-chain configuration in addition to a ring topology thanks to the newest MOST150 Intelligent Network Interface Controller (INIC) from Microchip Technology. With a daisy-chained network, a single cable segment is sufficient to connect two adjacent devices in the network, reducing cables and connectors for the back channel on each network connection.
26th June 2017

Software simplifies in-vehicle infotainment network interfacing

Software simplifies in-vehicle infotainment network interfacing
For use in-vehicle infotainment with device control over Internet Protocol (IP), Microchip Technology has made a new high-speed network solution available. Unified Centralized Software Stack (UNICENS) is a software module available at no charge to Microchip customers who are using Intelligent Network Interface Controllers (INIC) such as the OS81118, OS81119 and any future INICs. UNICENS encapsulates many of the network specifics and allows customers to focus on their application development rather than being burdened by network management details.
26th May 2017

Touchscreen controllers designed for HMI applications

Touchscreen controllers designed for HMI applications
A new family of maXTouch touchscreen controllers has been announced by Microchip. The MXT1665T-A family of automotive-qualified touchscreen controllers is designed for large-screen automotive Human Machine Interface (HMI) designs. The technology brings multi-touch HMI, such as that experienced on a mobile phone, to car drivers and passengers on screen sizes from 8-15". The MXT1665T-A family features Microchip’s adaptive touch technology that uses self-capacitive touch as well as mutual-capacitive touch scanning.
3rd May 2017

Next-gen networking platform reduces system-level cost

Next-gen networking platform reduces system-level cost
Microchip Technology has announced that Daimler plans to utilise its OS81118 Intelligent Network Interface Controller (INIC) with integrated coaxial transceiver, as its next-gen infotainment networking platform. 
6th January 2017

Q2 compact SU includes MOST150 technology

Q2 compact SU includes MOST150 technology
Microchip Technology announced that Audi has included MOST150 technology in their latest compact SUV model, the Q2. Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) technology is designed for in-vehicle infotainment platforms. MOST enables the deployment of a large variety of automotive premium surround sound audio systems and driver information systems such as full digital instrument clusters and heads-up displays.
4th January 2017

INIC driving supercars into the fast lane

INIC driving supercars into the fast lane
Microchip's Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) technology is being used to power one of the world's most technologically advanced sports coupés surround sound audio and infotainment system. Pagani Automobili’s Huayra BC supercar is using MOST technology Intelligent Network Interface Controllers (INICs) from Microchip.
14th December 2016

MOST150 technology implemented in the Aston Martin DB11

MOST150 technology implemented in the Aston Martin DB11
It has been announced that MOST150 technology from Microchip Technology, has been implemented in the new Aston Martin DB11. Aston Martin Lagonda has been utilising MOST technology for years and has smoothly migrated from MOST25 to MOST150 technology for their latest model. The DB11 is the first Aston Martin car to base its infotainment system on MOST150 technology.
6th December 2016

Automotive-grade LIN SIP solution has touch hardware support

Automotive-grade LIN SIP solution has touch hardware support
An automotive-grade Local Interconnect Network (LIN) System in Package (SiP) solution with integrated touch hardware support has been announced by Microchip. The SAMHA1GxxA microcontroller family contains capacitive touch hardware support, an event system and complex PWM capability. 
27th October 2016

MOST50 networking devices implemented in the Lexus GS

MOST50 networking devices implemented in the Lexus GS
Microchip Technology has announced that its MOST50 Intelligent Network Interface Controllers (INICs) are powering the infotainment systems of the Lexus GS line of luxury sedans. The new GS line is the latest Toyota brand to use MOST50 in their infotainment system. The Lexus GS is using Microchip’s OS81092 INIC.
14th September 2016

Automotive infotainment networking solution

Automotive infotainment networking solution
To manage the infotainment system networking functions in their global compact car platform, Microchip Technology has announced that General Motors (GM) is using Microchip’s Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) Intelligent Network Interface Controllers (INICs).This includes the Chevy Cruze, Chevy Volt, Opel Astra, Buick Excelle and Buick Verano. 
21st June 2016

MOST150 technology implemented in the Volvo V90

MOST150 technology implemented in the Volvo V90
Microchip Technology has announced that MOST150 technology has been implemented in the Volvo V90. Volvo Cars has been utilising Microchip’s technology for many years and recently began utilising MOST150, the latest MOST technology from Microchip. MOST150 is the first standard to provide a proven, automotive-ready physical layer for Ethernet packet transport inside vehicles in accordance with the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet specifications.
5th April 2016

SQI Flash devices operate over extended-voltage range

SQI Flash devices operate over extended-voltage range
Featuring an extended voltage and larger temperature range, Microchip has announced a family of automotive-grade NOR Flash products. The SST26VF family is available in 16, 32 and 64Mb densities and operates at Automotive Grade 2 and 3, extending the operating voltage from 2.7 down to 2.3V and temperature up to +105°C.
8th February 2016

MOST50 networking enhances Lexus RX SUV infotainment

MOST50 networking enhances Lexus RX SUV infotainment
Toyota Motor is continuing to roll out Microchip’s MOST50 Intelligent Network Interface Controllers (INICs) to power the infotainment systems throughout the company's vehicle line. The Lexus RX SUV is the latest deployment among a wide variety of the Toyota brands, which have been using MOST50 in their infotainment systems for several model years.
2nd February 2016

Microchip’s MOST150 Technology implemented in the Volvo S90

Microchip’s MOST150 Technology implemented in the Volvo S90
Microchip Technology has announced that MOST150 Technology has been implemented in the Volvo S90. This is the second Volvo model where its infotainment system includes MOST150 technology. Volvo Cars has been utilising Microchip’s technology for many years and recently began utilising MOST150, the latest MOST technology from Microchip.
20th January 2016

Audi deploys Microchip’s technology in A4 virtual cockpit

Audi deploys Microchip’s technology in A4 virtual cockpit
Microchip Technology has announced that AUDI AG is using MOST technology to network the high-end Audi virtual cockpit system in the latest model year of its best-selling A4 Sedans. This follows a similar deployment in its Q7 SUV and TT Coupe models. Specifically, Audi is utilising Microchip’s OS81110 and OS81118 MOST150 Intelligent Network Interface Controllers (INICs), which provide 150 Mbps performance and support all MOST network data types.
16th December 2015

How open-source collaboration is transforming the automotive industry

How open-source collaboration is transforming the automotive industry
Microchip Technology have applauded the Linux Foundation for presenting its vision of the automotive industry’s future and the value of Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), in a session at the MOST Cooperation’s Interconnectivity Conference Asia 2015, which was recently held in Tokyo.
15th December 2015

Linux driver integration simplifies design

Microchip Technology has announced that the MOST Linux Driver supporting Microchip’s MOST network interface controllers has been incorporated into the staging section of the Linux Mainline Kernel 4.3 operating system. The increasing demand for reliable and simple solutions to support audio, video and data communications in cars is driving the trend toward using Linux and open-source software in combination with MOST technology, the de-facto standard for high-bandwidth automotive multimedia networking.
13th November 2015


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