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Posts tagged with 'automotive infotainment'

11 Apr, 2014

John Day In my last post I noted the launch by Freescale and Broadcom of a single-chip automotive microcontroller (MCU) that supports compact video compression and fast transmission of video data throughout a vehicle over unshielded twisted pair cabling. The firms said cabling weight could be reduced by up to 30% and connectivity costs reduced by up to 80%. But wait, there’s more. Cable weight in cars … Read More

automotive infotainment, Broadcom, Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), Maxim Integrated Products, microcontrollers, Freescale Semiconductor, head-up displays

30 Oct, 2013

John Day Broadcom recently announced a line of wireless chips for automotive infotainment applications ( It said the chips will allow drivers and passengers to easily sync and stream content from mobile devices to the car’s infotainment system and rear-seat displays. They will also enable high-speed connectivity beyond the vehicle, serving content via LTE or from a Hot Spot connection. Rahul … Read More

Broadcom, BroaedR-Reach, automotive infotainment, LTE, Ethernet solutions, in-vehicle systems

20 Dec, 2010

Holding out for a HERO

Posted by John Day

John Day

This week NXP Semiconductors announced a chip it developed under the code name HERO (highly efficient radio one), an “all-in-one” automotive radio chip based on automotive-qualified RF CMOS technology. Alpine Electronics raves about it. Torsten Lehmann, NXP’s VP of car entertainment solutions, says chips in the HERO (TEF663x) family are the first automotive RF CMOS devices to combine AM/FM radio and

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automotive radio, RF CMOS, NXP Semiconductors, audio codecs, Alpine Electronics, automotive infotainment


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