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Automotive infotainment networking over a single cable

INICnet technology simplifies automotive infotainment networking with support for ethernet, audio and video over a single cable.
8th July 2019

Accelerate EMI qualification with capacitive touch controllers

Accelerate EMI qualification with capacitive touch controllers
Microchip has announced three new maXTouch touchscreen controllers and optimisation services which address the Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) challenges faced by developers of automotive touchscreens.
28th June 2019

Single-port USB Smart Hub ICs optimise system costs

Single-port USB Smart Hub ICs optimise system costs
The introduction of new single-port USB Smart Hub ICs have been announced by Microchip, to extend its family of USB automotive products, to give automotive manufacturers the ability to provide dependable and convenient connectivity while optimising system costs. 
12th June 2019


SiC products for high-voltage reliable power electronics

SiC products for high-voltage reliable power electronics
The production release of a family of SiC power devices that offer proven ruggedness and the performance benefits of wide-bandgap technology, has been announced by Microchip. Complemented by Microchip’s broad range of microcontrollers (MCUs) and analogue solutions, the SiC devices join a growing family of reliable SiC products.
30th April 2019

SmartHub enables faster data rates in infotainment systems

SmartHub enables faster data rates in infotainment systems
Microchip has announced an automotive-qualified USB 3.1 Gen1 SmartHub IC, offering up to ten times faster data rates over existing USB 2.0 solutions and reducing indexing times to improve the user experience in vehicles. To support the rising adoption of USB Type-C in the smartphone market and enable universal connectivity in vehicles, the USB7002 SmartHub IC includes interfaces for USB Type-C connectors.
1st March 2019

Controllers enable 20” automotive touchscreens

Controllers enable 20” automotive touchscreens
A new family of single-chip maXTouch touchscreen controllers has been announced by Microchip designed to address challenges in the design of modern automotive capacitive touch systems with screens up to 20” in size. As touchscreen displays in the car grow larger, drivers expect screens to operate with the same touch experience as mobile phones.
5th December 2018

Technology simplifies automotive infotainment networking

Technology simplifies automotive infotainment networking
An efficient automotive infotainment networking solution has been announced by Microchip that supports all data types over a single cable. Intelligent Network Interface Controller networking (INICnet) technology is a synchronous, scalable solution that simplifies building audio and infotainment systems, offering implementation in vehicles that have Ethernet-oriented system architectures.
22nd November 2018

Protect in-vehicle networks from hackers with development kit

Protect in-vehicle networks from hackers with development kit
Microchip Technology has announced the CryptoAutomotive In-Vehicle Network (IVN) TrustAnchor/Border Security Device (TA/BSD) development kit. This tool enables OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers to introduce security to networked vehicle systems, starting in areas of priority, with the highest level of protection and without disruption elsewhere.
7th August 2018

Automotive-grade MEMS oscillators for reliable timing

Improve reliability and performance in harsh environments with Microchip’s new automotive MEMS oscillators.
18th July 2018

Reducing driver distraction with gesture recognition controller

Reducing driver distraction with gesture recognition controller
Car manufacturers are always looking for more ways to reduce driver distraction through implementing functional safety technology in vehicles. Many Human Machine Interface (HMI) designers are turning to gesture recognition as a solution to improve driver and vehicle safety without sacrificing interior design, adding features that allow drivers to easily control everything from switching on lights to answering phone calls while focusing on the road.
17th July 2018

MEMs oscillators improve performance in harsh environments

MEMs oscillators improve performance in harsh environments
  Microchip has announced technological advancements and the increased adoption of complex electronics systems in modern vehicles requires superior timing performance and reliability. Timing precision, accuracy and tolerance to harsh environments are essential to ensuring precise operation in today’s highly-advanced automotive systems.
26th March 2018

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


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