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TI mmWave sensors: Automotive in-cabin occupancy detection

Watch this video from Texas Instruments to learn more about detecting an occupant's location and vital signs in a car's interior.
17th January 2020

Highly integrated radar front-end for emerging ADAS applications

Highly integrated radar front-end for emerging ADAS applications
The use of millimetre wave (mmWave) technology in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) has grown tremendously in recent years. Applications have rapidly evolved, from comfort functions such as adaptive cruise control (ACC), to safety functions such as emergency braking, to newer applications such as pedestrian detection and 360° sensing. 
10th January 2020

Radar-on-chip solutions for short-range radar applications

Radar-on-chip solutions for short-range radar applications
The use of radar technology has grown tremendously in recent years. In the automotive context, the primary radar applications can be broadly grouped into corner radars and front radars. Corner radars (rear and front) are typically short-range radar sensors that handle the requirements of blind-spot detection (BSD).
10th January 2020


Automotive corner radar using TI mmWave sensors

Automotive corner radar can perform various applications including cross-traffic alert, lane-change assist, and blind-spot detection using TI mmWave senors.
9th January 2020

Low-power, high-performance processors enable ADAS

Low-power, high-performance processors enable ADAS
Texas Instruments has introduced the new Jacinto 7 processor platform. Built on the foundation of TI’s decades of automotive systems and functional safety expertise, the new Jacinto processor platform brings enhanced deep learning capabilities and advanced networking to solve design challenges in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automotive gateway applications.
9th January 2020

Vehicle occupant detection reference design

Vehicle occupant detection reference design
This reference design from Texas Instruments demonstrates the use of the AWR1642, single-chip mmWave sensor with integrated DSP, as a Vehicle Occupant Detection Sensor enabling the detection of life forms in a vehicle. This design provides a reference processing chain which runs on the C674x DSP, enabling the generation of a heat map to detect life forms in a Field of View (FOV) of ±60 degrees.
8th January 2020

Stepper-motor for adaptive front lights

Stepper-motor for adaptive front lights
This reference design from Texas Instruments details a solution to drive and control two stepper motors for dynamic headlight levelling and swivelling in automotive headlight applications such as an adaptive LED driving module or a high-resolution DLP module. 
2nd December 2019

Designing highly efficient, powerful and fast EV charging stations

Designing highly efficient, powerful and fast EV charging stations
As the number of electric vehicles (EVs) increase, there is a growing need to create more energy-efficient charging infrastructure systems around the world that can charge vehicles faster than ever before. New EVs have higher ranges and larger battery capacities than their predecessors, necessitating the development of fast DC charging solutions to support quick charging requirements.
29th November 2019

Automotive imaging radar using TI mmWave sensors

There is still some confusion in the industry about the different roles that three major sensor types - camera, radar and LIDAR - have in a vehicle, and how each can solve the sensing needs of ADAS and autonomous driving.
29th November 2019

Single-chip radar for diverse proximity-sensing applications

Single-chip radar for diverse proximity-sensing applications
The AWR1443 millimetre wave (mmWave) sensor from Texas Instruments is a highly integrated 76 to 81GHz radar device that serves as a single-chip radar solution suitable for proximity-sensing automotive radar applications.
28th November 2019

Highly integrated radar front-end for emerging ADAS

Highly integrated radar front-end for emerging ADAS
The use of millimetre wave (mmWave) technology in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) has grown tremendously in recent years. Applications have rapidly evolved, from comfort functions such as adaptive cruise control (ACC), to safety functions such as emergency braking, to newer applications such as pedestrian detection and 360° sensing. 
28th November 2019

Radar-on-chip for short-range radar applications

Radar-on-chip for short-range radar applications
The use of radar technology has grown tremendously in recent years. In the automotive context, the primary radar applications can be broadly grouped into corner radars and front radars. Corner radars (rear and front) are typically short-range radar sensors that handle the requirements of blind-spot detection (BSD), lane-change assist (LCA) and front/rear cross-traffic alert (F/RCTA).
27th November 2019

Vehicle occupant detection reference design

Vehicle occupant detection reference design
This reference design demonstrates the use of the AWR1642, single-chip mmWave sensor with integrated DSP, as a Vehicle Occupant Detection Sensor enabling the detection of life forms in a vehicle. This design provides a reference processing chain which runs on the C674x DSP, enabling the generation of a heat map to detect life forms in a Field of View (FOV) of ±60°. 
27th November 2019

How to enable thermal safety for automotive infotainment systems

This video was created to show how automotive infotainment and cluster systems are facing different thermal challenges that can be solved with TI temperature sensors in order to achieve systems thermal safety. 
4th November 2019

Adding CAN nodes in Bluetooth Low Energy PEPS systems

Adding CAN nodes in Bluetooth Low Energy PEPS systems
In a passive-entry-passive-start (PEPS) automotive system using Bluetooth Low Energy technology, drivers enter their car and start the electric motor (or engine, in the case of an internal combustion engine) using a key fob that communicates with the car’s access systems, instead of a key.
28th October 2019

Reference design for automotive camera PMIC power supply

Reference design for automotive camera PMIC power supply
This Texas Instruments design incorporates a power over coax (POC) filter network, mid-vin synchronous step-down DC/DC converter, and low-Vin power management IC (PMIC) to demonstrate a typical automotive camera power solution within an 18x18mm footprint.
28th October 2019

Automotive isolated CAN and power front end reference design

Automotive isolated CAN and power front end reference design
This reference design from Texas Instruments demonstrates reinforced isolated CAN communication, which is widely used in automotive environments, in a small footprint. In hybrid and electric vehicles (HEV/EVs), a complete high-voltage network is floating with respect to the chassis ground.
28th October 2019

Automotive low IQ boost controller maintains output voltage

Automotive low IQ boost controller maintains output voltage
The LM5150-Q1 device from Texas Instruments is a wide input range automatic boost controller. The device is suitable for use as a pre-boost converter which maintains the output voltage from a vehicle battery during automotive cranking or from a back-up battery during the loss of vehicle battery.
28th October 2019

Solution for automotive single-channel LED driver

Solution for automotive single-channel LED driver
With LEDs being widely used in automotive applications, simple LED drivers are more and more popular. Compared to discrete solutions, a low-cost monolithic solution lowers system-level component counts and significantly improves current accuracy and reliability.
28th October 2019

Scalable automotive lithium ion cell supervision demonstrator

Scalable automotive lithium ion cell supervision demonstrator
This reference design is a small-sized cell supervision demonstrator design for a centralised battery management system (BMS). Its configurable capacitive isolation daisy chain solution enables monitoring and protecting cells ranging from six-series to 96-series, which allows its use in BMS systems ranging from 24 to 400V.
28th October 2019


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