Instrument cluster solution offers enhanced user experience
Cypress Semiconductor has announced that global automotive supplier Yazaki North America has implemented the company’s instrument cluster solution to run the advanced graphics in its instrument cluster for a leading American car manufacturer. The company selected Cypress based on its unique offering of five chips that couple to drive dual displays and offer instant-on memory performance with automotive-grade, ASIL-B safety compliance. The solution is based on a Traveo MCU, along with two high-bandwidth HyperBus memories in an MCP, an analog PMIC for safe electrical operation, and a PSoC MCU for system management support.
“Our customer wanted an instrument cluster with rich graphics that would enhance the user experience for drivers and help differentiate their high-end crossover and truck models,” said Spencer Weidig, senior program manager at Yazaki. “Working with a single, devoted supplier such as Cypress for multiple core components allowed for a cost-effective system solution and simplified the design process for this instrument cluster, which has been well received. The solution’s scalability helped us address three different vehicle levels efficiently.”
“As a company with deep automotive knowledge and technology expertise, Cypress has strived to stay ahead of the industry with high-performance, fail-safe automotive solutions,” said Sven Natus, senior director of the Automotive Business Unit at Cypress. “We take a long-term view of our collaboration with automotive suppliers such as Yazaki, offering them tailored solutions based on our broad portfolio of Traveo microcontrollers and leveraging our best-in-class fail-safe storage and data-logging, power management ICs and other technologies for added convenience.”