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Surround-view cameras are key components in many Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), giving a bird’s-eye view of a vehicle’s surroundings, which improves occupant safety and enables autonomous driving. Examples of ADAS applications that utilize surround-view cameras include lane departure, parking assist, blind side detection, pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control.
One of the critical components of an effective surround-view camera system is high-speed connectivity. Microchip offers automotive-grade Ethernet devices and INICnet™ controllers for use in transferring video, data and messages on various forms of media. Solutions for control, diagnostics, power management, timing and security are also provided by Microchip, enabling a complete system design for future generations of surround-view camera systems utilized in ADAS.
Digital Signal Controllers
High-performance dsPIC33C DSCs support a wide variety of communication protocols for enabling wired or wireless connectivity in your application. These devices offer a rich set of Core Independent Peripherals, large memory for accommodating communication stacks and application firmware and functional safety features that enable you to create advanced applications in less space.
INICnet technology simplifies automotive infotainment networking with support for Ethernet, audio, video and control over a single cable. INICnet technology can coexist with automotive Ethernet to seamlessly interface Internet Protocol (IP)-based data communications across vehicle domains, while providing efficient transport of audio and video data. INICnet technology does not require development and licensing of additional protocols or software stacks, reducing development costs, and keeping development on schedule. INICnet technology supports a variety of system management methodologies via IP, or a dedicated control message channel. Data rates of 50 Mbps on UTP or 150 Mbps on coax or optical cabling are supported.
Companion and Power Management
To facilitate your design, we offer a variety of power management and companion devices, such as video codecs, that pair well with our INICnet technology allowing you to easily meet your telematics application needs.
Microchip’s MEMS oscillators are designed to meet the stringent requirements of the harsh automotive environment. With quality and performance advantages over crystal oscillators such as DPPM levels that are ten times lower, shock tolerance 500 times higher and vibration tolerance five times higher, these MEMS oscillators are an excellent choice for automotive applications. Our leading-edge MEMS technology, advanced packaging, and innovative Phase-Locked Loop (PLL) design enable us to offer the most stable, reliable and robust oscillators in the industry.
Since delivering the very first AEC-Q100-qualified Ethernet devices to the market back in 2008, Microchip has led the way in providing automotive-grade Ethernet controllers, switches, bridges and transceiver PHYs. With Ethernet solutions that range from 10 Mbps to 1 Gbps, our portfolio enables many high-speed networking applications throughout the vehicle.
- KSZ9031 – Gigabit Ethernet transceiver with power-saving features
- LAN88730 – 10/100BASE-T/TX Ethernet transceiver for automotive applications
- KSZ8851 – 10/100BASE-T/TX Ethernet controller with generic 8-/16-/32-bit or SPI interface
- LAN89730 – USB to 10/100BASE-T/TX Ethernet bridge for automotive applications
- KSZ8567 – 7-Port 10/100 AVB Ethernet switch
- KSZ8895 – 5-Port 10/100 Ethernet switch with fiber support
- LAN89730 – USB to 10/100BASE-T/TX Ethernet bridge for automotive applications
- LAN7801 – SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet bridge
Our portfolio of CAN transceivers includes CAN 2.0, CAN Flexible Data Rate (CAN FD) and CAN Partial Networking (CAN PN) transceivers and supports the ISO 11898 2/5/6, ISO 11898-2:2016 and SAE J2962-2 standards. Features include various wake-up functionalities and exceptional EMC performance even without a common-mode choke. We also offer the industry’s first AEC-Q100 Grade 0 (150°C) qualified CAN transceiver family.
Microchip is a leading supplier of high-quality, robust serial EEPROMs, supporting I2C, SPI, microwire, and UNI/O® bus types. Our EEPROMs are triple tested to ensure the highest quality and reliability and feature endurance levels exceeding one million cycles and over 200 years of data retention.
Microchip’s lineup of temperature sensors and switches comprises analog and digital outputs, giving you the flexibility you need for your design. Our automotive-grade temperature sensors are factory calibrated with up to +/-0.5°C accuracy over a temperature range of -40°C to 125°C. And with very small form factors, they provide an ideal solution for temperature sensing without consuming a significant amount of board space.
Our basic power management solutions include several automotive-grade linear and switched voltage regulators. Linear regulators feature low dropout voltages, ultra-low quiescent currents, wide input voltage ranges, load dump and reverse batter protection. Switching regulators support buck, boost, buck-boost and SEPIC designs from 100 mA to 12A output currents.
AN1120 - Ethernet Theory of Operation
AN1267 - eXtreme Low-Power (XLP) PIC Microcontrollers: An Introduction to Microchip's Low-Power Devices
AN1960 - Using the MCP16311/2 Synchronous Buck Converter Design Analyzer
AN2007 - Supporting 100BASE-FX Fiber Media for Microchip's Ethernet Controller, Switch and EtherCAT Controller
AN2054 - AN2054 - Gigabit Ethernet Guide
AN2102 - Designing Applications with MCP16331 High-Input Voltage Buck Converter
AN2157 - Transient Protection in Power Over Ethernet Applications
AN2340 - Immunity of MEMS Oscillators to Mechanical Stresses
AN2399 - MEMS Oscillators Offer Immunity to EMI
AN2477 - Microchip MEMS Oscillator and Clock Products for Automotive Applications
AN2577 - Getting Started with Gigabit Ethernet Switch Configuration Options
AN2661 - Getting Started with 3-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch Configuration Options
Micrel AN 27 - Troubleshooting Switching Power Supplies
The Automotive Networking Development Board is a low-cost modular development system for Microchip’s 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontrollers targeting CAN and LIN network related applications. The board supports devices using the 100-pin Plug-In Module (PIM) connector, has four mikroBUS™ sockets for MikroElektronika™ Click boards™ and includes an edge connector for backwards compatibility to PICtail™ Plus boards used with the Explorer 16 Development Board.
The MAQ5280 Evaluation Board demonstrates the features of the MAQ5280, a high-performance linear regulator, offering a very low-noise output with a very wide input voltage operating range, from 4.5V to 120V DC input voltage.
The Explorer 16/32 Development Kit is a flexible, convenient and ready-to-start development, demonstration and testing platform for 16-bit PIC24 MCUs, dsPIC DSCs and 32-bit PIC32 MCUs. The board accepts Processor Plug-In Modules (PIM) and hardware expansion is possible through the use of PICtail Plus daughter cards and MikroElektronika accessory boards.
The dsPIC33CK Curiosity Development Board is a cost-effective development and demonstration platform for the dsPIC33CK family of single-core high-performance DSCs. Designed to take full advantage of MPLAB® X Integrated Development Environment (IDE), the board includes an integrated programmer/debugger and requires no additional hardware, making it a perfect starting point to explore the dsPIC33CK family. The board also includes a mikroBUS™ socket for adding a Click board™ to explore CAN FD communication.
The dsPIC33CH Curiosity Development Board is intended as a cost-effective development and demonstration platform for the entire dsPIC33CH family of dual-core high-performance DSCs. Designed from the ground up to take full advantage of Microchip’s MPLAB® X IDE, the board includes an integrated programmer/debugger and requires no additional hardware, making it a perfect starting point to explore the dsPIC33CH dual-core family.
The CryptoAutomotive In-Vehicle Network (IVN) Trust Anchor/Border Security Device (TA/BSD) development kit enables Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 customers to add comprehensive security to networked vehicle systems with minimal impact on current designs while providing the highest level of protection against threats. The only security-specific automotive tool in the industry, the CryptoAutomotive TA/BSD development kit together with a host MCU emulates a node in an automotive network and provides system designers with an intuitive starting point for implementing security.
The TimeFlash 2 programmer allows users to program Microchip’s field-programmable oscillators to a custom frequency in seconds, enabling fast prototyping and testing. This tool, now in its second generation, has the ability to measure frequency accuracy and power consumption of standard oscillators, regardless of vendor, making it a valuable lab tool for engineers. Microchip’s oscillators are available in industry-standard packages that are drop-in replacements to standard crystal oscillators.