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miscelaneous Bridge chip brings Ethernet AVB to infotainment Toshiba Electronics Europe has introduced an automotivegrade Ethernet bridge solution for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and other automotive applications. The TC9560XBG supports standards such as IEEE 802.1AS and IEEE 802.1Qav, generally referred to as Ethernet-AVB. The Ethernet-AVB standard enables stable, reliable multimedia transmissions, making it suitable for IVI and telematics. The device has been developed under the ISO/TS 16949 and APQP automotive design quality system and is being AEC-Q100 qualified to guarantee quality and performance in rigorous automotive environments. The TC9560XBG is housed in a 10 x 10mm LFBGA package. When connected to an application processor or other systemon chip (SoC) host, the TC9560XBG allows the host device to deliver audio, video, and other data through the 10/100/1000 Ethernet network in an automotive environment. Connection to the host is via PCI Express (PCIe), HSIC or Time Division Multiplex (TDM)/I2S for audio traffic. The chipset’s RGMII/ RMII/MII interface connects to the Ethernet switch or PHY device, and both AVB and legacy traffic are supported. An on-chip ARM Cortex-M3 processor performs system control and management. In addition to the functionality offered by the TC9560XBG Ethernet bridge solution, Toshiba also is introducing the TC9560AXBG, which also provides automotive OEMs with access to CAN-FD functionality. Toshiba Electronics Europe www.toshiba.semicon-storage.com 0.67-inch 4K UHD DLP chip supersizes projection displays Texas Instruments has released a 0.67-inch 4K UHD chip for home theater, business and education projection displays based on its proven DLP Cinema technology. The DLP 4K UHD chipset combines the fast switching speed of the digital micromirror device (DMD) with advanced image processing. The integrated MEMS solution delivers more than 8 million pixels to the screen with just 4 million mirrors. Each mirror is capable of switching over 9,000 times per second, creating two distinct and unique pixels on the screen during every frame to deliver full 4K UHD resolution. The inherent one-chip DLP system alignment enables the color integrity of the content to be maintained without blurriness between colors. With a small, 0.67-inch DMD that is similar in size to the DLP 0.65-inch 1080p chip, customers can have access to more affordable 4K UHD solutions in settings ranging from the home theater to the boardroom to the classroom. Texas Instruments www.ti.com/dlp 400W front-end AC/DC modules maximise power density Vicor has added to its range of high density AC-to-DC frontend modules with isolation and power factor correction, packaged in a chassis-mountable module format, and providing up to 400W of isolated 24 or 48 VDC. These PFM AC-DC front-end modules use Vicor’s VIA package, maximising cooling performance and versatility in converter mounting. They have universal AC input (85 – 264 VAC), power factor correction, and a fully isolated 24 VDC or 48 VDC output, and deliver 400W of isolated, regulated, DC output power at efficiencies up to 93%. This equates to 127 W/in³ (8 W/cm³) in the 9 mm profile VIA package, for use in industrial, process control, telecommunications, office equipment, test and measurement, LED lighting and other “off-line” applications. These new units integrate a full range of front-end functions required by contemporary AC line-operated power systems -- transient and inrush current protection; input power factor correction; input to output isolation; and a regulated SELV (Safety Extra Low Voltage) DC output -- and meet international safety and regulatory agency standards for isolation, conducted emissions, power factor correction, and susceptibility to AC line transients, flicker, interruptions and surges. Vicor www.vicorpower.com Programmable LED light source for camera calibration Using the GL OptiLight LED 127 CLC, camera manufacturers no longer need to use complex color checking targets on their production lines. The OptiLight can provide two identical selectable color temperature sources (including D65 and D50) and several levels of radiance for calibrating both front and back cameras simultaneously. Since the OptiLight provides near-perfect replication of light sources like D50, D65, D75, A or TL 84 it can be used as a precise calibration reference for many types of optical instruments in manufacturing lines, laboratories, and test facilities. With closed-loop calibration control using a high-accuracy photodiode and thermal stabilization, the OptiLight is claimed to achieve extraordinary colorimetric stabilization that suits critical production requirements. GL OptiLight LED 127 CLC is designed with analog closed-loop calibration using a built-in high-accuracy photodiode and a compact integrating sphere, providing ideal source homogeneity. The internal LEDs are controlled via an automated multilevel calibration procedure without requiring any external measurement device. The unit can be used to create almost any color source when controlled by a PC via USB connection or set with the built-in control panel. The spectral range available is from 385 - 750 nm and the luminance range from 100 - 3000 cd/m. Saelig www.saelig.com www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe January 2016 45


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