Highly integrated automotive video camera instantly displays rearview live video

12-07-2017 | Intersil | Automotive & Transport

Intersil has announced the TW8844 LCD video processor that interfaces with the latest generation of automotive SoCs. The highly integrated device is claimed to be the first HD 1080p LCD video processor with analog video decoder, two scalers and MIPI-CSI2 SoC interface, and builds on the company’s automotive video leadership in infotainment and display systems. The device provides the reliability automakers require to ensure their rearview camera systems are compliant with the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS-111) for preventing injury or death caused by backover accidents. It enables the migration from analog to digital camera systems, and supports a variety of video interfaces and LCD panel resolutions up to full HD 1920 x 1080. The LCD video processor is ideal for center stack/head units, full display rearview mirrors, instrument cluster displays, and dual headrest rear-seat entertainment systems. Watch a video on the TW8844 solution. “The TW884x’s frozen detection feature is hardwired to trigger an interrupt signal if thresholds are violated, ensuring the vehicle’s rearview camera is FMVSS-111 compliant and live video is instantly displayed,” said Philip Chesley, senior vice president of Precision Products at Intersil. “In addition, the TW884x’s rearview camera bypass architecture decouples the camera-to-display signal path from the rest of the infotainment system, which makes attaining an ISO 26262 functional safety rating on the camera system easier for automakers.”
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By Craig Dyball