An entry level infotainment processor for display audio, radio/audio and other cost sensitive in-vehicle segments has been added to the “Jacinto 6” family of System-on-Chips (SoCs) from Texas Instruments.
The new DRA71x processor, “Jacinto 6 Entry,” is developed on the same architecture as other “Jacinto 6” devices, enabling automotive manufacturers to scale their investment without additional R&D or significant bill of material (BOM) increases.
The scalable performance within the DRA71x allows developers to target specific performance for their applications and leverage headroom using higher performance variants, if required, without software modifications or hardware changes.
The DRA71x “Jacinto 6 Entry” processor is the lowest cost, feature optimised member of the “Jacinto 6” family, extending the DRA72x “Jacinto 6 Eco” processor into more cost sensitive applications and systems. TI’s DRA71x delivers car manufacturers with integration of automotive features and interfaces for a processor at the entry level of infotainment systems. As a result, the BOM is reduced and software investments leveraging the “Jacinto 6” family are protected, including high level operating systems such as Linux, QNX and Android on ARM Cortex-A15 cores, as well as DSP and other cores.
TI’s DRA71x delivers an optimised set of performance and features to address the display audio and entry infotainment segments including:
The “Jacinto 6” family of processors is built on the same architecture, offering software and hardware compatibility with the broadest array of highly scalable ARM Cortex-A15 cores for automotive applications.