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Automotive audio ICs deliver strong RF performance

Automotive audio ICs deliver strong RF performance
Silicon Labs has introduced a complete portfolio of receivers/audio processors and multi-standard digital radio ICs designed to deliver high AM/FM and digital radio performance for the global car radio market. The Si479xx family of AM/FM receivers and digital radio tuners delivers a benchmark for car radio reception performance with on-chip audio processing at the lowest system cost.
25th March 2015

Flexible film enables in-car multi-touch sensor

Flexible film enables in-car multi-touch sensor
Canatu, Schuster and Display Solution have showcased a pioneering 3D encapsulated touch sensor for the automotive industry. The partnership is delivering the first ever button-free 3D shaped multi-touch panel for automotive, bringing hotly anticipated touch applications to dashboards and paneling. The demonstrator provides an example of multi-functional display with 5 finger touch realised in IML technology.
6th March 2015

Bluetooth IC integrates DSP for automotive audio

Bluetooth IC integrates DSP for automotive audio
Combining full Bluetooth operation with audio processing capabilities and supporting circuitry, the TC35668IXBG system IC has been announced by Toshiba Electronics Europe. The device is suitable for automotive hands-free and audio streaming subsystems for integration by car OEMs and the after-sales automotive market. It can also form the basis of a subsystem such as a wireless speaker.
24th February 2015


Sign-off solutions enable car infotainment system

By utilising power noise and reliability sign-off solutions from ANSYS, NXP Semiconductors has improved the overall performance of its car infotainment system. Due to the standardisation of digital radios in automobiles, scalable multi-standard support, improved reception performance and cost savings are driving NXP’s product development. Using ANSYS engineering simulation tools, NXP combined six chips into a single SoC, the SAF360x. 
3rd February 2015

ICs for ADAS & infotainment feature H.264 codec

ICs for ADAS & infotainment feature H.264 codec
Optimised for the robust MOST high-speed automotive infotainment and ADAS network technology, Microchip has announced two H.264 video I/O companion ICs. The OS85621 and OS85623 devices expand Microchip’s existing family of MOST I/O companions with a cost-effective video codec solution.
3rd February 2015

NAND flash solutions target connected cars

NAND flash solutions, designed for next-gen ‘connected cars’ and automotive infotainment systems, have been introduced by SanDisk. The company’s portfolio of automotive storage solutions includes an automotive grade SanDisk SD card and iNAND embedded flash drive. The devices, which are AEC-Q100 qualified, are available in capacities of up to 64GB and operate across a temperature range of -40 to 85ºC. 
3rd February 2015

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


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