At the recent electronica exhibition, Electronic Specifier Editor Joe Bush caught up with Chris Jacobs, Vice President, Autonomous Transportation & Safety at Analog Devices (ADI), to find out what technologies the company are focusing on in its drive towards the next level of autonomous driving.
A transceiver series that enables high-definition (HD) video over existing Unshielded Twisted Pair cables and unshielded connectors has been introduced by Analog Devices. This allows OEMs to upgrade easily from standard-definition cameras to HD cameras and provide the superior resolution and image quality required for today’s automotive camera applications.
Analog Devices has announced an 98% efficient bidirectional buck-boost switching regulator controller that operates between two batteries that have the same voltage, which are suitable for redundancy in self-driving cars. The LT8708/-1 operates from an input voltage that can be above, below or equal to the output voltage, making it well suited for two each 12, 24 or 48V batteries commonly found in electric and hybrid vehicles.
It has been announced that Analog Devices (ADI) is collaborating with B-Secur to develop a complete biometric authentication solution for automotive vehicles. The combination of ADI’s signal conditioning technology with B-Secur’s electrocardiogram (ECG) biometric algorithms software aims to enable automobiles to authenticate and identify drivers and passengers.
It has been announced that Analog Devices (ADI) has introduced an embedded system for generating engine sound for electric (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), with the ADSP-BF706 digital signal processor and Electric Vehicle Warning Sound System (EVWSS) firmware.
Analog Devices has announced the Power by Linear LTC7815, a high frequency (up to 2.25MHz) triple output (buck, buck, boost), synchronous DC/DC controller that maintains all output voltages in regulation during automotive cold crank conditions. A 12V automotive battery can droop to less than 4V during engine restart or cold crank, causing reset of infotainment systems and other electronics that operate from 5V and higher.
To improve Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) applications and enable autonomous driving vehicles, Analog Devices and Renesas Electronics have announced they are collaborating on a system-level 77/79GHz RADAR sensor demonstrator. The new demonstrator combines two technologies that include the RH850/V1R-M microcontroller (MCU) from the Renesas autonomy platform and ADI’s Drive360 advanced 28nm CMOS RF-to-bits technology.
Analog Devices announced the Drive360TM 28nm CMOS RADAR technology platform that builds on its established ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), MEMS, and RADAR technology portfolio used throughout the automotive industry. Analog Devices is the first to offer automotive RADAR technology based on a 28nm CMOS process and the new Drive360 RADAR platform brings RF performance to advanced safety and autonomous driving applications.
Three enhanced Automotive Audio Bus (A2B) transceivers have been announced by Analog Devices, which are useful for distributing audio and control data plus clock and power over a single, Unshielded Twisted-Pair (UTP) cable. The AD242x series of A2B transceivers offers a flexible slave-to-slave communication capability as well as support for reduced data-sampling rates.
Back at electronica this year, in Munich, Germany, Analog Devices, (ADI), will exhibit a broad range of simplified solutions and innovative technologies across 6 application areas, and a total of 18 live demonstrations covering healthcare, instrumentation, process control, automotive, energy and Internet of Things.
Expanding its growing series of single-chip multicore SHARC processors, Analog Devices has announced the ADSP-SC57x and ADSP-2157x processors. The devices advance the audio experience by enabling superior sound quality and more cost-effective and reliable audio systems. The platform meets automotive temperature ranges without the need for costly, bulky heat sinks or fans, which saves space in the end application.
Analog Devices has collaborated with Cambridge Consultants on a cost-effective, smart monitoring system that helps ease parking frustrations for drivers. The innovative system saves drivers time and makes parking easier by monitoring space occupancy for on-street and indoor garage parking spaces without adding expensive infrastructure.
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.
Car manufacturers strive to make future generations of vehicles safer, smarter and more fuel efficient than their predecessors. To accomplish this, electronics systems continue to increase in number and complexity as more ECUs (Electronic Control Units) are deployed in the vehicle – enabling features such as active noise cancellation, internet connectivity and in-car communications. By Ken Waurin, Segment Marketing Manager, Analog Devices
Delivering peak performance greater than 24GFLOPS using two enhanced SHARC+ cores and advanced DSP accelerators (FFT, FIR, IIR), Analog Devices has announced eight SHARC processors as part of a new, high-performance, power-efficient, real-time series.
Analog Devices has introduced a 2.6GHz ADC, engineered to address the high-bandwidth and dynamic-range needs of aerospace and defence applications. The 12-bit AD9625BBP-2.6 is optimised to match the frequency planning and signal sensitivity requirements of advanced electronic surveillance and counter-measure applications, such as radar systems, secure communications networks and electronic signals monitoring.
Capable of distributing audio and control data together with clock and power over a single, unshielded twisted-pair wire, a digital audio bus technology has been introduced by Analog Devices. Providing improved vehicle fuel efficiency while delivering high-fidelity audio, the Automotive Audio Bus (A²B) reduces the weight of existing cable harnesses.