Automotive IoT


From lane departure warnings to navigation, satellite radio, and the integration of smartphone apps and remote diagnostics, vehicles are becoming more intelligent with each generation. Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications could help make our drives safer, with vehicle-to-everything (V2X) further enhancing safety and potentially bringing greater efficiency to traffic flows. We provide a range of ICs that drive these capabilities. 



Applications


Sensing

As vehicles continue to become more autonomous, sensors will play an increasingly critical role alongside cameras in enabling functions like lane departure warnings, parking assistance, and automatic braking. Sensor fusion advances will be critical to the implementation of ADAS, and vision systems are poised to be a critical building block technology. 

Sensor Interface Devices

Processing

Data processing has never been more critical in cars. With advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), infotainment systems, and V2V communications, vehicles need to collect, analyze, and also share data in real time. This puts the spotlight on high-speed serializer/deserializer (SerDes) line drivers and receivers that carry the data streams supporting in-vehicle video, audio, and communications. Our Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link (GMSL) technology transports high-definition (HD) video, audio, control information, and Gigabit Ethernet over 15m of a single coaxial cable or 10m to 15m of shielded-twisted pair. Compared to Ethernet, GMSL technology is faster with lower cabling costs and better electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

GMSL products ›

Power

Given the rise in powered control modules, sensors, actuators, and motors distributed throughout today’s cars, there’s a corresponding increase in need for more diverse power management and voltage regulation circuits. We offer many types of PMIC, DC-DC converter, and voltage regulator devices for automotive power management and lighting applications.

Today’s hybrid and plug-in electric cars need large battery packs for electromotive energy storage. Multiple hundreds of individual battery cells that fill each pack must be managed to keep the pack in optimal condition and to optimize energy storage. Our robust battery management solutions provide increased safety when operating the Li-ion battery packs, while also reducing system cost.

MAX20078 Synchronous Buck, High-Brightness LED Controller ›
MAX16956 36V, 300mA Mini Buck Converter with 1.1µA IQ


Featured Products


36V, 300mA Mini Buck Converter with 1.1µA IQ

MAX16956

Small, synchronous buck converter with integrated high-side and low-side switches.


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