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    • Aug 26, 2016

    Power over coax: A design guide for automotive applications

    Power over coax (PoC) provides a compact solution for automotive designers looking to reduce vehicle weight as manufacturers add more cameras and other sensors to fulfill automotive safety requirements. However, like any good thing, issues can happen when sending power and forward- and back-channel signals through the same cable. Plus, the car battery...
    • Jul 21, 2016

    Seeing more in the mirror is not just about your perspective!

    Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) continue to expand across many types of vehicle applications with various levels of functionality, and Texas Instruments (TI) continues to provide scalable solutions to address them. One emerging ADAS appli...
    • Jun 30, 2016

    How a Wide VIN integrated buck and LDO can power your automotive system – part 2

    In part 1 of this series, I used an example application that required a high current at the higher-voltage rail and a low current at the lower-voltage rail. But what if the situation was reversed and only a small current is needed at the higher-volta...
    • Jun 27, 2016

    What to consider when designing an automotive power supply

    What is often missed in an automotive power supply when choosing an integrated circuit is not the specification on the data sheet but how the device will operate in the final design. This is because the datasheet covers the integrated circuit perfor...
    • Jun 10, 2016

    How a Wide VIN integrated buck and LDO can power your automotive system – part 1

    In recent years, automotive electronics have gained importance within automotive system design. You’ve most likely been hearing about the increase of convenience features, improved infotainment designs, driver assistance systems and growth in autonomous vehicle design. To drive innovation in automotive systems, every new device must be optimized...
    • Jun 6, 2016

    Optimize your automotive USB short-to-battery design - part 2

    With the USB Type-C connector becoming a new standard in the consumer world, USB is finding its way into more places in automotive infotainment systems. The propagation of USB ports across different locations in a car brings unique challenges when designing for the highest reliability. With faults such as short-to-battery, short-circuit and electrostatic...
    • May 30, 2016

    Protect automotive USB circuits against short-to-battery faults – part 1

    Vehicle manufacturers continue to make infotainment systems an extension of the multimedia experience. The USB interface has been a fundamental element of the infotainment architecture, and thus manufacturers have subjected this originally consumer-focused interface to significantly more stringent protection requirements. Among these is the need to...
    • 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...