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Automotive head unit integrated circuits solutions

Automotive head unit integrated circuits solutions
Head units with remote displays typically have the infotainment features divided into multiple systems. This makes the head unit more configurable by the OEM allowing for features to be added or removed for different vehicle models. Texas Instruments offers solutions that allow remote inter-connectivity of these while addressing reduced system EMI.
20th May 2019

Motor control solution for multiple automotive HVAC flap actuators

Motor control solution for multiple automotive HVAC flap actuators
The TIDA-01357 reference design from Texas Instruments offers a DC motor control solution for multiple automotive HVAC flap actuators or dampers. This design demonstrates a cost-effective motor driver solution for six flap actuators/dampers where all six motors can be driven simultaneously with an output current up to 0.4A per motor. 
17th May 2019

Automotive Motor driver with integrated current sensing EVM

Automotive Motor driver with integrated current sensing EVM
The DRV8873 from Texas Instruments is an integrated driver for industrial and automotive applications. With ten amp peak current capability and 4.5 to 38V voltage range, this device supports a wide range of applications. PH/EN or PWM interface allows simple interfacing to controller circuits while also allowing independent ½ bridge control to drive two solenoid loads.
17th May 2019


Automotive motor driver with integrated current sensing

Automotive motor driver with integrated current sensing
The DRV8873-Q1 device from Texas Instruments is an integrated driver IC for driving a brushed DC motor in automotive applications. Two logic inputs control the H-bridge driver, which consists of four N-channel MOSFETs that drive motors bi-directionally with up to 10-A peak current. The device operates from a single power supply and supports a wide input supply range from 4.5 to 38V.
17th May 2019

ADAS power reference design with improved voltage supervision

ADAS power reference design with improved voltage supervision
This TI design provides an automotive power solution with additional precision voltage supervision and window watchdog for safety MCUs in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). These ADAS systems can control driving functions, such as automated emergency brake, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control. 
17th May 2019

Diode controller operates with external N-channel MOSFET

Diode controller operates with external N-channel MOSFET
The LM74700-Q1 from Texas Instruments is an automotive AEC Q100 qualified ideal diode controller which operates in conjunction with an external N-channel MOSFET a diode rectifier for low loss reverse polarity protection with a 20mV forward voltage drop. The wide supply input range of 3.2 to 65V allows control of many popular DC bus voltages such as 12, 24 and 48V automotive battery systems. 
17th May 2019

Automotive temperature sensors systems training

Automotive temperature sensors systems training
A video from Texas Instruments provides automotive temperature sensor systems training. During this training, viewers will learn about temperature sensor ICs and automotive applications. Automotive manufacturers are placing temperature sensors in transmissions, USB ports, displays, HEV/EV batterypacks, and many other automotive systems. 
17th May 2019

LIDAR to serve future autonomous driving systems

LIDAR to serve future autonomous driving systems
With the future moving toward the commercialisation of autonomous cars, the technologies in this space are quickly advancing. Light detection and ranging (LIDAR), sometimes called laser detection and ranging (LADAR), time of flight (ToF), laser scanners or laser radar, is a sensing method that detects objects and maps their distances.
17th May 2019

How to use temperature sensors to protect an automotive transmission

How to use temperature sensors to protect an automotive transmission
The automotive industry is rapidly introducing new technologies as automotive manufacturers seek to provide consumers vehicles with improved convenience, comfort, performance and fuel economy. The most visible technology innovations are often in the vehicle cabin and part of the infotainment system.
17th May 2019

Automotive eight channel Class D amplifier design

Automotive eight channel Class D amplifier design
The TIDA-00733 is a reference design from Texas Instruments is for an eight-channel, Class-D amplifier that is capable of driving 2-Ω loads and an off-battery step-down power supply with five and 3.3V outputs. The amplifier design provides audio inputs for each audio channel. 
15th May 2019

Changing trends in Formula One with electrification

Magneti Marelli and Texas Instruments are changing the trend in Formula One racing with electrification.
13th May 2019

Rail-to-rail low-offset-voltage amplifier

Rail-to-rail low-offset-voltage amplifier
The OPAx990 family (OPA990, OPA2990, and OPA4990) from Texas Instruments is a family of high voltage (40V) general purpose operational amplifiers. These devices offer excellent DC precision and AC performance, including rail-to-rail input/output, low offset (±300µV, typ), and low offset drift (±0.6 µV/°C, typ).
3rd May 2019

Greater system reliability in electric vehicles enabled

Greater system reliability in electric vehicles enabled
Fully tested reference designs for battery management and traction inverter systems, have been introduced by Texas Instruments, along with new analog circuits with advanced monitoring and protection features to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions and enable hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles (HEV/EVs) to drive farther and longer.
3rd May 2019

Enabling automotive proximity sensing with ultrasonic sensors

An overview of the ultrasonic journey of a vehicle through a parking garage.
25th April 2019

Automotive exterior lighting: rear light design challenges

LED-based lighting is increasingly popular in automotive exterior lighting since they are offering design flexibility and increased efficiency.
16th April 2019

Automotive voltage supervisor with watchdog and manual reset

Automotive voltage supervisor with watchdog and manual reset
The TPS382x-xx-Q1 family of supervisors from Texas Instruments provide circuit initialisation and timing supervision, primarily for DSP and processor-based systems. During power on, RESET asserts when the supply voltage VDD becomes greater than 1.1 V. Thereafter, the supply voltage supervisor monitors VDD and keeps RESET active low as long as VDD remains below the threshold voltage, VIT–.
28th March 2019

Bidirectional DC/DC converter reference design for automotive

Bidirectional DC/DC converter reference design for automotive
The TIDA-01168 reference design from Texas Instruments is a four-phase, bidirectional DC-DC converter development platform for 12-V/48-V automotive systems. The system uses two LM5170-Q1 current controllers and a TMS320F28027F microcontroller (MCU) for the power stage control. 
28th March 2019

Battery management system (BMS) reference designs

Battery management system (BMS) reference designs
The integrated circuits and reference designs from Texas Instruments aim to help you create BMS designs that enable highly accurate monitoring of and control over the high-voltage battery stack. TI aims to help you quickly find featured reference designs and products for your system design.
27th March 2019

‘The Jetsons’ are coming to an electric vehicle near you

‘The Jetsons’ are coming to an electric vehicle near you
‘The Jetsons’ cartoon, which aired on television in the early 1960s (and again with new episodes in the 1980s) featured a family in the year 2062 riding around in a flying car. While we don’t have flying cars yet, we are soon going to hear similar sounds from the electrified vehicles (EVs) around us. By Gregg Burke, Texas Instruments
27th March 2019

Virtual engine sound system integrated circuits

Virtual engine sound system integrated circuits
  The virtual engine sound system (VESS) integrated circuits and reference designs from Texas Instruments, will help individuals to create VESS designs that allow them to meet government regulations and decrease time to market.
27th March 2019


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