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    • Oct 15, 2019

    How to enable thermal safety for automotive infotainment and cluster systems

    Next-generation cars now come equipped with ever-more-complex infotainment and cluster systems. But the increased electronic content in modern vehicles consumes more energy, which generates more heat. Car dashboards are already exposed to solar loadi...
    • Oct 10, 2019

    Concerned about transitioning from Class-AB to a Class-D? Well, you shouldn’t be.

    Have you ever dreamed of doing something awesome but psyched yourself out, thinking that it was going to be too hard to complete? Then, after you finally got the courage to go for it, you looked back in astonishment – it was really fairly easy....
    • Oct 2, 2019

    3 ways to drive multiple displays in an integrated digital cockpit with FPD-Link III

    One of the ways automakers are differentiating themselves is by providing more advanced infotainment systems, with some luxury models featuring as many as 10 to 15 display panels and more complex processing and functionality. At the other end of the spectrum, entry-level models are migrating toward a minimalist digital infotainment system that gives...
    • Sep 23, 2019

    Evolution of 48V starter-generator systems

    Starter-generator systems are at the heart of 48-V mild hybrid (MHEV) vehicle architectures, and therefore are at the heart of the second automotive revolution. The high-energy recuperation potential of these new systems, coupled with advances in 48-...
    • Sep 19, 2019

    TI Burr-Brown™ technology: always on the edge of audio innovation

    In 1982, Burr-Brown demonstrated a 16-bit monolithic digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that transformed the playback and distribution of music forever. Music became not only portable but could also be reproduced with the same fidelity as a recording...
    • Sep 12, 2019

    Driving industrial innovation with TI small-size sensors

    Note: Will Cooper and Robert Ferguson co-authored this technical article. Trends in small consumer electronics have disrupted the industrial world, spiking a demand for smart but compact devices that enhance manufacturing (like proximity sensors in f...
    • Aug 23, 2019

    So, what's the deal with frequency response?

    [[This article is the third installment of a series that explains how to use scattering parameters, also known as S-parameters, in the design of direct radio-frequency (RF) sampling architectures. The first installment is here .]] Frequency response is the ratio of the reflected wave at the output port to the incident wave at the input port. The...
    • Aug 23, 2019

    So, what's a VNA anyway?

    [[This article is the second installment of a series that explains how to use scattering parameters, also known as S-parameters, in the design of direct radio-frequency (RF) sampling architectures. The first installment is here .]] Vector Network analyzer must produce incident waves across a wide range of frequencies and amplitudes while separating...
    • Aug 22, 2019

    The digital cockpit and the centralization of infotainment systems

    An automotive vehicle is a technology shaped by evolving customer needs. Over time, automakers have strived to meet these needs by introducing new designs and offering increased built-in functionality. In an effort to keep up with current consumer demands, automakers are heavily investing in advanced infotainment and cluster display features. To...
    • Aug 19, 2019

    Understanding the embedded USB2 (eUSB2) standard

    What is eUSB2? The embedded USB2 (eUSB2) specification is a supplement to the USB 2.0 specification that addresses issues related to interface controller integration with advanced system-on-chip (SoC) process nodes by enabling USB 2.0 interfaces to operate at I/O voltages of 1 V or 1.2 V instead of 3.3 V. eUSB2 can enable smaller, more power-efficient...