Cabin Experience & Infotainment

Car interior with center touch screen displaying music playlist

Automotive infotainment systems now provide an immersive cabin experience based on more than a decade of continual advancement driven by consumer desires and expectations. In-cabin features such as passenger entertainment, display of vehicle and environmental information, navigation systems, and wireless connectivity have driven the proliferation of electronics in vehicles.

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) offers a wide range of innovative cabin experience and infotainment solutions that significantly enhance the performance of these popular automotive systems. Our technology portfolio includes power management ICs, high performance and highly integrated DSPs, GMSL, audio and video converters, sensing and connectivity products, and application-specific software that enables infotainment, display, and safety related systems.

Key applications include:

  • Car displays
  • Car to cloud communications
  • Car audio and acoustics sensing, playback, processing, and distribution
  • Car to passenger experience management
Xray view of a car with callouts to key cabin experience applications

Automotive Power Solutions for Cabin Experience & Infotainment

Designing electronic systems for automotive applications presents many challenges: space is highly restricted, the operating temperature range must be wide, noise must be minimized, battery transients must be tolerated, and quality levels must be high. Since integration levels are increasing, this in turn creates a need for power-efficient ICs.

ADI’s automotive power management offerings include micropower monolithic buck solutions that provide small form factors, high efficiency, and low noise/EMI to deliver safe operation in high voltage systems. These ICs help automotive power systems survive harsh load dump and cold-crank conditions.

Our Product Strategy

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Small Solution Size and BOM Optimization

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Lower System BOM Cost

Automotive SerDes Solution, GMSL, for Cabin Experience and Infotainment Applications

ADI’s Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link (GMSL) serializer and deserializers (SerDes) provide simultaneous delivery of high resolution video, audio, and control over a single STP or coax cable. GMSL infotainment display ICs offer full flexibility across all video interfaces for automotive interconnect, enhanced functional safety and encryption features, and EMC/EMI performance, while providing automatic compensation for cable aging and temperature changes over the automobile’s lifetime.

Xray view of a car with serial link and infotainment applications overlaid

Powering Infotainment Devices in Automotive Start/Stop Systems

Care must be taken with regards to powering on-board infotainment and navigation systems that need up to, or can exceed 5 V. These systems can reset when the car battery voltage drops to less than 5 V with an engine restart.

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Automotive Infotainment and Connectivity Networking

Featured is a multizone infotainment system that enables smartphone integration and in-car distribution of high definition content using automotive pixel link (APIX) technology. Video conferencing and connectivity to smartphones are shown.

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Video Solution for Automotive Infotainment

This video highlights a video infotainment system that accepts composite video or digital video for movie playback. The ADI infotainment system also has an integrated rear facing camera for collision avoidance.

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