Instrument cluster solution offers enhanced user experience

05-11-2018 | Cypress | Automotive Technologies

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.”

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