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    • 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 monitored to control the transmission and stay under the redline. Power windows are often controlled by a...
    • 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...
    • Mar 26, 2015

    Power over your Coax

    Many smaller automotive electronic sub-systems receive their power from a coaxial cable. This cable combines the power and data transmission to reduce the number of cables required. This cable reduction decreases the extra weight and cost from the additional sub-system. The numerous cameras appearing in new cars frequently use this “power over...
    • Mar 13, 2015

    Head-up Display 2.0: TI DLP® Automotive Experts Speak at Transportation Research Board Conference

    At their core, automobiles are designed to get us from Point A to Point B. As technology has advanced and consumer expectations have evolved, our cars have become intricate machines with complex technological systems, designed for not only safety, ...