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Analog Devices Automotive Audio Bus (A2B®) for automotive applications

Flexmedia XM enables Analog Devices Automotive Audio Bus (A2B®) testing since the launch of A2BFRTX2 in 2021, with a Dual ADI AD2428 Audio Generator/Analyzer. Now with the NEW A2BFRTX3 we support the ADI AD2433 A2B transceiver, recommended by Analog Devices for new designs and providing enhanced capabilities. What is Analog Devices Automotive Audio...


FPD-Link IV™: Exciting News in Automotive Electronics!

Texas Instruments has introduced the latest in automotive electronics innovation with their FPD-Link IV™ serializers and deserializers! These cutting-edge components offer unparalleled performance and reliability, catering specifically to the demanding requirements of automotive applications.Key features of TI's FPD-Link IV include:- High-speed data transmission for real-time video and data communication- Robust...


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Evolution of Sound: A Historical Overview of Audio Systems in Cars

The driving experience has evolved significantly over the years, with technology playing a vital role in enhancing our journey on the road. One of the most notable technological advancements in the automotive industry has been the integration of audio systems in cars. These have transformed the way we enjoy music,...


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Alfa-Curiosities: Automotive Curiosities and the Importance of Testing

The automotive industry is full of fascinating stories and little-known facts, making it one of the most interesting fields to explore. From the earliest horseless carriages to the advanced electric cars of today, there are countless curiosities to discover and innovations to admire. But behind every great automotive achievement is a...


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Know-How: What’s new in Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link?

The new GMSL3 protocol is here! GMSL3 (Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link 3) is the latest version of the GMSL interface from Analog Devices (formerly Maxim Integrated), while GMSL2 is the second generation of the same interface (if you want to learn more about GMSL2, check our previous blog article here). Here...


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Know-How: Test solution for INOVA APIX®3

Automotive pixel link, or APIX, is a serial high speed Gigabit Multichannel link to interconnect displays, cameras and control units over one single cable targeting automotive applications. APIX, APIX2 and APIX3 were designed by Inova Semiconductors (https://inova-semiconductors.de/) based in Germany. In sophisticated infotainment and driver assistance systems, APIX technology is used to...


Know-How: what is FPD-Link III and how to test it?​

Flat Panel Display Link, better known as FPD-Link™, is a high-speed digital video interface created in 1996 by Texas Instruments - TI (formerly National Semiconductor), now used in many Automotive applications to transport video from point to point, like Navigation Systems, In-car Entertainment, and backup cameras, as well as other Advanced...


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Know-How: Automotive Ethernet explained: features and test needs

Automotive electronics in today’s vehicles are increasingly complex. With more sensors, controls, and interfaces all using higher bandwidth, faster data throughput and more reliable networks are required. The weight of the cables and harnesses in the vehicle is also of concern to manufacturers. Ethernet has already proven to be a secure transfer...