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14th January, 2020

Vehicle occupant detection reference design

This reference design demonstrates the use of the AWR1642, single-chip mmWave sensor with integrated DSP, as a Vehicle Occupant Detection Sensor enabling the detection of life forms in a vehicle. This design provides a reference processing chain which runs on the C674x DSP, enabling the generation of a heat map to detect life forms in a Field of View (FOV) of ±60 degrees.

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Adjustable and fixed 1A 16V positive-voltage LDO linear regulator

The TLV767 is a wide input linear voltage regulator supporting an input voltage range from 2.5V to 16V and up to 1A of load current. The output range is from 0.8V to 6.6V or up to 13.6V in the adjustable version. Additionally, the TLV767 has a 1% output accuracy that can meet the needs of low voltage microcontrollers (MCUs) and processors.

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High power, high performance processors enable ADAS

Texas Instruments has recently introduced the brand new Jacinto 7 processor platform. The product was built on the foundation of TI’s decades of automotive systems and functional safety expertise, the new Jacinto processor platform brings enhanced deep learning capabilities and advanced networking to solve design challenges in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and automotive gateway applications.

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Connected navigation released for Advanced Driver Assistance

TomTom has announced that its connected navigation has been chosen to feature in the Alfa Romeo GIULIA MY20 compact saloon and the Alfa Romeo STELVIO MY20 SUV as part of a global deal, which includes China and Japan. GIULIA and STELVIO drivers will enjoy turn-by-turn navigation, automatic zooming and advanced lane guidance - all enhancing the user experience.

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Conquering frontiers with world’s smallest safety laser scanner

SICK has launched the smallest safety laser scanner, the nanoScan3, designed for economical integration into the smallest of machine designs, particularly for automated guided vehicles, carts, mobile platforms and service robots. The SICK nanoScan3 is just eight centimetres tall, so it can fit snugly into the spaces in machines where safety laser scanners could not have been located.

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Imaging radar brings cognitive sensing to autonomous vehicles

The high performance radar platform company for the Autonomous Age, Echodyne has announced a breakthrough imaging radar for autonomous vehicles. EchoDrive is built on proven MESA technology and offers a new type of sensor functionality that significantly enhances machine perception. Echodyne will be holding private meetings to introduce EchoDrive to the AV industry at CES 2020.

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