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    • May 19, 2016

    "911, what’s your emergency?” – look inside the eCall audio subsystem

    The emergency call (eCall) system is a European-driven initiative to develop technological solutions with the purpose to bring rapid assistance to motorists involved in a collision. After an accident, the eCall system will automatically connect to an emergency center and transmit the car’s location, time and direction of travel, regardless of...
    • May 12, 2016

    The rise of automotive Ethernet

    This post is co-authored by Garrett Yamasaki . Innovative automotive technology such as automatic parking, active lane detection and autonomous vehicles, have increased the number of complex in-vehicle systems. The Society of Automotive Engineers created on-board diagnostics II (OBD-II) in order to monitor these systems and properly diagnose them...
    • Apr 22, 2016

    How does the eCall system work?

    Many government regulators have considered requiring emergency call (eCall) systems in automobiles. An eCall system will automatically contact emergency responders in the event of a serious road accident, send GPS coordinates to local emergency services, and wirelessly send airbag-deployment and impact-sensor information. According to the European...
    • Apr 14, 2016

    Heads Up! Discover the automobile display of tomorrow

    The morning commute may never be the same. Just a few minutes behind the wheel of our EvoCar demonstration makes this point abundantly clear. The EvoCar demo was built to highlight multiple TI technologies and how they can enhance the driving experience. The finished result is in large part thanks to DLP ® Products – and what some might...
    • Apr 12, 2016

    A complete power solution for automotive USB ports

    With the proliferation of USB ports in new cars, providing power for each of these ports becomes more important and more cumbersome. Their sheer number and disparate locations require a robust, simple and low-cost solution to enable the fastest design time for the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and maximum functionality for the end user. Since...
    • Mar 5, 2016

    A complete low-voltage backup battery solution for eCall systems

    The emergency call (eCall) system is a newer electronic subsystem that you’ll be seeing and hearing about much more over the next few years. The continual increase of automobile safety standards has caused numerous governments to investigate requiring eCall systems. In 2018, the European Union (EU) will require an eCall device to be installed...
    • Feb 22, 2016

    Four is not always more difficult than three

    Growing up in the 70’s in Lyon, France, putting aside the joy to welcome a new member to the family, the birth of a fourth child required a huge upgrade to a family’s infrastructure and lifestyle. With up to three kids, parents were able ...
    • Feb 17, 2016

    Infotainment for the Masses – Volkswagen MIB II Standard powered by TI

    Undoubtedly one of the largest automotive manufacturers, Volkswagen has faced unique challenges when designing infotainment systems. With brands ranging from low-cost Seat and to premium-class cars such as Bugatti and Lamborghini, there is no single ...
    • Feb 16, 2016

    How to keep your power switching frequency above the AM radio band

    We’ve all been there before. After selecting a particular power-supply device, you build a printed circuit board (PCB) and evaluate it in your lab. You measure some basic parameters, such as efficiency and switching frequency, and compare it t...
    • Feb 3, 2016

    The value of wettable flank-plated QFN packaging for automotive applications

    To ensure that cars meet today’s demand for safety and high reliability, the automotive industry requires original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to perform 100% automatic visual inspection (AVI) post-assembly. In the case of quad-flat no-lead ...