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Power amplifier IC enhances in-car audio experience

Power amplifier IC enhances in-car audio experience
Designed to enhance noise tolerance and negate interference from in-car mobile phone use, a 45W per channel power amplifier IC has been introduced by Toshiba Electronics Europe. The four-channel TCB001HQ provides increased reliability with a newly developed filter circuit and reinforced protection circuits, including thermal overvoltage, output to VCC, output to GND and output to output protection.
27th January 2015

Tech giants prepare to release navigation offerings

Tech giants prepare to release navigation offerings
As could be seen at this month's CES in Las Vegas, Apple and Google clearly have the automotive industry in their sights. Both companies look set to bring their expertise to cars, with significant implications for drivers, makers and suppliers of car audio and navigation systems. Semicast Research has looked at how Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto could impact the market for traditional onboard car navigation systems.
19th January 2015

Infotainment system enhances in-car interaction

Infotainment system enhances in-car interaction
Aiming to enhance the way that consumers interact with their vehicles, Texas Instruments and Ford have collaborated to produce the Ford SYNC 3, a communications and infotainment system. The SYNC 3 incorporates TI’s OMAP 5 processor, a member of the Jacinto automotive processor family, the WiLink 8Q single chip, combining WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GNSS, power management and FPD-Link III Serialiser/Deserialiser (SerDes).
7th January 2015


IC-tuner family enables next-gen car-radio applications

Providing a uniquely scalable terrestrial radio-receiver platform for car-radio applications, STMicroelectronics has introduced the STAR-T (TDA7707) and STAR-S (TDA7708) IC-tuner family. The devices enable manufacturers of car radios to maximise their product-development efficiency and minimise their final product cost.
6th January 2015

The 'Audiomotive' revolution

How technology is meeting the growing demand for better quality in-car audio. By Lance Williams, VP of Automotive Strategy, ON Semiconductor.
28th November 2014

First Chinese carmaker joins MOSTCO

The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO), the standardisation organisation for the leading automotive multimedia network MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport), is delighted to welcome the FAW Group as its first Chinese carmaker member.
20th November 2014

Polymer capacitors are available in capacitances up to 220μF

Polymer capacitors are available in capacitances up to 220μF
Delivering stability and endurance under harsh humidity and temperature conditions, the T591 series of automotive grade polymer capacitors was introduced by KEMET at electronica 2014, which took place from 11th to 14th November. Rated for up to 10V, the high performance automotive grade polymer tantalum series is available in capacitances of up to 220μF.
17th November 2014

USB controller hub suits automotive infotainment

USB controller hub suits automotive infotainment
Microchip has extended its USB2 Controller Hub (UCH2) portfolio with the automotive-grade, 4-port, USB84604 IC. With FlexConnect technology and an upstream port supporting both USB 2.0 and High Speed InterChip (HSIC) connectivity, the USB84604 UCH2 is designed for automotive infotainment system designs, where USB port expansion and connectivity is required.
10th November 2014

Processors enhance digital cockpit integration

To enable customers to augment infotainment and pair informational ADAS features, Texas Instruments has added signal processing functionality to the DRA75x processors. This combination will allow customers to produce cars with digital cockpit integration as well as traditional infotainment features without compromising performance. Delivering a diverse portfolio of products with hardware and software compatibility, the Jacinto 6 EP and Jacinto 6 Ex processors enable automotive manufacturers to scale their investment without additional R&D or significant BOM increase.
27th October 2014

Infotainment companion chip supports 4K multimedia

Infotainment companion chip supports 4K multimedia
Supporting hi-res multimedia connectivity and camera devices with ethernet AVB standard, Toshiba has introduced the TC358791XBG automotive companion chip. The AEC-Q100 Grade 3 qualified chip, features differential CVBS interfaces for analogue composite video sources, support for early back-up camera view (CVBS to LVDS) and the ability to relay packetised IQ audio tuner data to the host via USB.
23rd October 2014


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