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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

Ford selects ADI audio bus for next-gen infotainment

Ford selects ADI audio bus for next-gen infotainment
The Ford Motor Company has selected Analog Devices’ Automotive Audio Bus (A2B) as its primary infotainment network technology with in-vehicle deployments starting in 2016. ADI’s A2B technology is capable of distributing audio and control data together with clock and power over a single, unshielded twisted-pair wire. This enables advanced, feature-rich infotainment systems while reducing system costs in wiring-intensive automotive applications.
20th January 2016

Ethernet AVB chipset enables infotainment & telematics

Ethernet AVB chipset enables infotainment & telematics
Designed to reliable multimedia transmissions for next-gen infotainment and telematics, Toshiba Electronics Europe has introduced an automotive-grade Ethernet bridge solution. The TC9560XBG supports standards such as IEEE 802.1AS and IEEE 802.1Qav, generally referred to as Ethernet-AVB.
7th January 2016


SRAM enables real-time image processing for driverless cars

Optimised for use as video buffer memory in automotive infotainment SoCs, a dual-port on-chip SRAM has been introduced by Renesas Electronics for in-vehicle infotainment SoCs in the 16nm and later generations. The SRAM is capable of realising the real-time image processing capabilities necessary for future autonomous-driving vehicle technologies.
9th December 2015

Automotive infotainment system using NFC transponder

Automotive infotainment system using NFC transponder
Enabling developers to bring the ease of NFC to automotive infotainment systems, Texas Instruments has announced the industry’s first dynamic dual interface NFC transponder with Q100 automotive qualification. The RF430CL330H-Q1 transponder enables Simple Secure Pairing (SSP) using the Out of Band (OOB) association model for Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart and WiFi between an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet and an automotive infotainment system.
7th December 2015

New Automotive Multi-Regulators from STMicroelectronics

New Automotive Multi-Regulators from STMicroelectronics
A new series of highly integrated automotive-grade power-management devices from STMicroelectronics incorporates multiple voltage regulators on a single die, allowing manufacturers of car-infotainment systems to reduce the cost and size of their products. The first member of the new series, the L5963, integrates two switching regulators for step-down DC-DC conversion, a linear low-dropout regulator, and a high-side driver.
4th December 2015

CI+ based pay TV suits automotive infotainment networks

Microchip Technology have announced that system designers using the de-facto industry standard, MOST technology, in their automotive infotainment networks can now leverage Microchip’s broad product portfolio of MOST networking products to quickly bring cost-efficient CI+-based Pay TV to their cars. The MOST Cooperation recently released its latest MOST Stream Transmission Specification, which includes support for the MOST CI+ Interim License Agreement issued by CI Plus LLP.
16th October 2015

12Gb/s transmission enables next-gen infotainment

12Gb/s transmission enables next-gen infotainment
A multi-channel technology for high resolution in-car video applications, Inova Semiconductors has announced APIX3, the latest version of its APIX multi-channel SerDes technology for video and data communication in vehicles. The APIX3 version supports transmission at up to 6Gb/s over a single twisted pair cable and up to 12Gb/s over a quad twisted pair connection, which is four times the speed of the previous-gen devices.
15th October 2015

Complete HMI for smart IVI created in just 9 weeks

Complete HMI for smart IVI created in just 9 weeks
Developed together by The Qt Company, a subsidiary of Digia, and the open source Qt Project, the Qt development framework has enabled, in just nine weeks, the creation of a complete HMI for a smart IVI (In-Vehicle Infotainment) system. Built for Intel, the system was designed to demonstrate the ease with which highly graphical and interactive interfaces can be incorporated into next-gen motor vehicles.
15th October 2015

The 'industry’s first' stand-alone USB 2.0 redriver

The 'industry’s first' stand-alone USB 2.0 redriver
Designed to improve USB signal integrity in automotive infotainment systems, Texas Instruments has introduced what is being hailed as the industry’s first stand-alone USB 2.0 redriver. The high-speed, bidirectional TUSB211 redriver is AEC-Q100-qualified and offers more than 40% lower power consumption than existing hub solutions in a small footprint with first-of-its-kind pinout to reduce overall solution size.
9th October 2015


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