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    • May 18, 2015

    Spread Spectrum: Headache tablet or vitamin pill?

    Spread spectrum is a technique associated with switching regulators that suppresses unwanted noise from bands of interest and pushes it into areas where the noise will not interfere with the system, or where it can be handled more easily. Although th...
    • May 14, 2015

    Were you able to spot the difference?

    Our friends over at ‘Enlightened: The TI DLP® Blog’ created a fun ‘spot the difference’ graphic to showcase the amazing capabilities of the new DLP3000-Q1 chipset for automotive head-up displays (HUDs). Before we reveal th...
    • Apr 24, 2015

    Measuring wheels In motion

    Systems that have moving mechanical components often have a need to measure something rotating. In a car, the speed of the wheels is used for the speedometer, traction control, anti-lock brakes, and cruise control. The engine’s RPM is monitore...
    • Apr 21, 2015

    Minivan or sports convertible - Whatever your style, NFC technology can make it smarter

    On a recent business trip to Silicon Valley, I was posed with a (not so) tough choice when the rep at the car rental counter informed me they were out of cars in my category. I was given a choice between a minivan and a yellow sports convertible. Oh ...
    • Apr 17, 2015

    Instrument clusters: moving beyond chimes and dings (part 2)

    The automotive instrument cluster has evolved from a basic display of information and statuses to include a variety of gauges, indicators and lights, as well as acoustical effects. As discussed in the first part of this blog series , depending on the target customer base for the vehicle, you can implement an instrument cluster audio subsystem in...
    • Apr 15, 2015

    48V systems: a good intersection between efficiency and cost in mild hybrids

    Those involved in the automotive market are constantly hearing about the 48V system. Why 48V? 48V systems are being adopted in power-train electrification because they: Are less expensive, as they don’t require large batteries. Do not require a high level of isolation and safety, as the voltage is below 60V. Offer improved efficiency...
    • Apr 3, 2015

    Small size, high current and low IQ for infotainment

    Think of the typical automotive infotainment system: a lot of functionality and various subsystems crammed into a tiny dashboard. Accommodating a small size is a key design challenge. Many subsystems such as the processor need a lot of power . With...
    • Apr 1, 2015

    Power of "Jacinto 6" Architecture

    It is hard to believe that we are already in April. The Infotainment team had a great start to 2015 with an outstanding CES, excitingly showcasing the capabilities of the “Jacinto 6” System-on-Chip (SoC) family and the power of its d...
    • Mar 31, 2015

    An automotive boost converter for all your infotainment needs

    The wide variety of automotive infotainment systems and functionality create many power requirements for boost converters . Some infotainment systems may not require one at all. One vehicle model may need a 12V car battery boosted to 24V for an audio amplifier. Another may need 18V to bias the display . A third may use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and...
    • Mar 26, 2015

    New approach for inrush current clamping with smart high side switch

    Smart Power High Side Switch is the device with protection and diagnosis features, in which the system can easily realize the high reliability and intelligent fault detection. It’s widely used in automotive and industrial applications, for exam...