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    • Dec 16, 2014

    Enhancing the Driving Experience at CES 2015

    TI’s automotive team is gearing up for yet another CES! The Automotive Innovation Room, located within the TI Village in rooms N115-N119, will be showcasing the following innovative demos: TI DLP® automotive wide field of view head-up di...
    • Dec 9, 2014

    Why functional safety certification is important for automotive applications

    A few weeks ago, I happened to find myself at a local car dealership. After much negotiating, my oldest son had somehow convinced me that he was ready to own his own car. So here we were looking at several used cars – was the decision going to ...
    • Dec 6, 2014

    LDO and switcher solutions deliver cleaner, more efficient power for noise-sensitive Infotainment systems

    Today infotainment systems are the personal electronics inside automobiles. Like personal electronics, automotive infotainment systems integrate many electronics in space constrained head units and instrument clusters to process various kinds...
    • Nov 24, 2014

    The need for software scalability across ADAS platforms

    Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is one of the fastest growing segments in the automobile industry. ADAS is the first step towards semi and fully autonomous driving, and is expected to reduce road fatalities and the carbon foot print caused by automobiles. ADAS has become mainstream and many car rating schemes have mandated the features for...
    • Nov 19, 2014

    Low drop-out regulators slash automotive battery standby drain

    One of the worst things after long travel is coming home to a car that won’t start normally. The reason is simple: the automotive battery is out of power. Who stole the energy from my battery? Some people might be surprised to learn it’s actually the car itself. Even when the car is off, many systems still operate in standby mode, still...
    • Nov 19, 2014

    Can you hear me now? Audio jack switches could be the answer.

    In today’s automotive electronics, engineers are incorporating more functions inspired by personal electronics. As a result, audio jacks are starting to appear in cars nowadays. They could be used for rear-seat entertainment, detachable navigation units or automotive-grade tablets. Oftentimes, passengers like to use their own headsets when viewing...
    • Nov 14, 2014

    The Best Seat in the House

    The latest in-vehicle infotainment systems provide every growing array of entertainment options available to driver and passengers. Ultimately, almost all of this content is consumed as audio or audio-visual material, so good audio performance is paramount. High-end automotive sound systems contain unique features and in many cases are far more complex...
    • Nov 13, 2014

    2015 CES Innovation Award: Perfect holiday gift for TDAx SoC Family

    While the holiday season is quickly approaching, TI’s automotive team already has something to celebrate. Our TDAx SoC Family has been recognized as a 2015 CES Innovation Awards HONOREE in the newly introduced Safe Driving product category. Most recently the TDA2x SoC was also awarded Frost & Sullivan 2014 ADAS Product Leadership Award. ...
    • Nov 3, 2014

    Shhh, keep it down (out-of-band noise, that is)

    Nowadays, engineers designing audio systems for cars face many competing demands. Besides offering a superb audio experience, the design needs to abide by specific automotive system constraints, such as: Weight and space : A vehicle that weighs less can hit mandated fuel economy targets more easily. Because every ounce in the car counts, audio designers...
    • Oct 29, 2014

    A new “spin” on motor control for electric vehicles

    As electric vehicles steadily gain popularity around the world, companies are working harder than ever to implement motor control technology that keeps the motors in these vehicles spinning as efficiently as possible. To reduce emissions and dependence on fossil fuels, certain countries around the world implement emission-free zones where vehicles are...