Behind the Wheel

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • There are numerous power supplies in the modern day automobile . The increasing number of electronic circuits require their own power supply, which creates a power draw and cost hurdle for designers. Additional electronics are needed for new safety features...
  • Safety is the number one priority for any driver. Our safety does not only depend on our driving but others’ driving as well. A recent NHTSA survey reported 660,000 drivers using cell phones or electronic devices while driving at any day 1 . Distracted...
  • Normally in this blog, products and applications are discussed. But today, I’m going to talk about a little about the chip packaging and bonding technology. Semiconductor packaging is an integral part of the design process and strategic differentiator...