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    • Feb 23, 2018

    Moving the needle on automotive clusters

    Although the automotive instrument cluster has evolved in the last few years, it has in many ways remained the same information center with which your grandparents would be familiar. Consider its origins as a panel with analog (mechanical) gauges showing vehicle speed, fuel level, engine temperature and oil pressure, as well as the odometer, as shown...
    • Feb 16, 2018

    CHMSL: The third brake light

    CHMSL stands for the center high-mounted stop lamp. In a vehicle, the CHMSL is mounted above the left and right brake lights (also called stop lamps). According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, when brakes are applied, the CHMSL provides a conspicuous and unambiguous message to drivers of the following vehicles that they must slow...
    • Feb 8, 2018

    AI in Automotive: Practical deep learning

    At some time in the future, society as a whole will be relatively comfortable with the use of artificial intelligence driving them in a safe manner from place to place. Exactly when this tipping point will occur is beyond my clairvoyance; however, I ...
    • Feb 2, 2018

    How to maintain automotive front camera thermal performance on a hot summer day

    Today, when people begin researching the purchase of a car, they’re likely to read about advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that offer features to increase both convenience and safety. A few examples of ADAS capabilities are lane departure warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and road sign...
    • Jan 30, 2018

    The need for sequencing in automotive applications

    Over 50 years ago, Moore’s law predicted an exponential increase in technological advancement; cars were never exempt from this. In just the last five years, we have seen advancements such as lane-keeping assist, early autonomous driving, and all manner of other safety and convenience features. The one thing all of these features have in common...
    • Jan 26, 2018

    Tuning in on automotive head units: not your grandfather’s radio – or is it?

    While vehicles have changed a lot in the past few generations (and most certainly in the past decade), the radio has endured for more than 80 years. You can probably attribute its longevity to the fact that, until relatively recently, it was the only...
    • Jan 23, 2018

    Make automatic optical inspection easy thanks to packages with wettable flanks

    Designing an automotive application is an extremely complex task that involves several functional areas, which can make the decision-making process difficult when you have conflicting priorities. Package type is one example that has a huge impact on multiple aspects of your design: on the one hand, you have to ensure the device’s electrical and...
    • Jan 19, 2018

    Development platforms pave the way to production systems for ADAS

    Developing a production advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) requires working in both controlled laboratory environments and real-world scenarios. Development platforms from TI’s ecosystem design partners can help. Focused on specific ADAS ...
    • Jan 16, 2018

    Powering a 12V bus with 24V batteries in automotive applications

    24V systems are common in commercial trucks, including heavy-duty pickup trucks, as well as military vehicles that require extra power. Converting power from 24V batteries to 12V for low-voltage electronics inside a vehicle cockpit necessitates the use of a DC/DC converter with a wide input-voltage range, fast load transient response and complete...
    • Jan 12, 2018

    Jacinto™ DRA automotive processors drive digital cockpit solutions

    More consumers are considering in-vehicle technologies as a must-have feature when purchasing a car. These technologies not only provide information while driving, like navigation, but they enable both drivers and passengers to seamlessly connect the...