Designing a Power Tree for an Automotive SoC

Members can download this article in PDF format. What you’ll learn: The need for pre-regulators in low-voltage dc-dc converters. Steps involved in designing a pre-regulator. Selecting a pre-regulator for an automotive application. Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and infotainment systems-on-chip (SoCs) continue to ramp up the computing power, leading to higher power demands. An SoC can … Read more

Thor SoC Ups Processing Power for Future AVs

Check out more coverage of GTC Fall 2022. NVIDIA introduced a new automotive-grade SoC to serve as the central computing hub of self-driving cars. The Santa Clara, California-based company said the Drive Thor pumps out up to 2,000 TOPS of performance using the company’s new FP8 data format, a major generational leap over its current … Read more

Secure Wi-Fi 6 Plus Bluetooth LE SoC is Matter-Ready

Silicon Labs announced a secure ultra-low-power Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth LE wireless SoC family, as it looks to win over customers with a host of hardware and software tools tailored for the Internet of Things (IoT). At its annual Works With developer conference, the company said the SiWx917 will support the new Matter smart-home standard … Read more

Shenzhen Giant Microelectronics Launches FiRa Certified UWB SoC GT1000

//php echo do_shortcode(‘[responsivevoice_button voice=”US English Male” buttontext=”Listen to Post”]’) ?> Shenzhen Giant Microelectronics Company Limited (GiantSemi) has launched an ultra-wideband (UWB) system-on-chip (SoC) GT1000. The chip successfully passed FiRaTM Consortium conformance testing, achieving FiRa CertifiedTM status in June 2022. The FiRa certification includes a Physical Layer (PHY) conformance test, Media Access Control (MAC) conformance test, … Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1: More efficient and faster SoC for midrangers

Source: Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 CONTENTS CLOSE Six months from the annually held Snapdragon Summit, where Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, on May 20, 2022, the OEM announced its successor, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, but alongside it also came a new processor for mid-range devices that promises to revamp the … Read more