Automotive Cluster Systems
Automotive clusters provide drivers a centralized and easily viewable location for displaying all critical automobile information.
Thin-film transistor (TFT) LCD panels and Heads-up displays have become the dominant choice for displaying high performance graphics that provide real time information to the driver inside his immediate field of view for added safety.
Cypress HyperFlash™ solutions enable automotive clusters with high read bandwidth for program execution to ensure the system can bootup quickly. A wide range of density combinations provide extra scalability and the low-pin-count interface helps reduce design costs.
Cypress’s HyperFlash™ solutions are AEC-Q100 Grade 1 to 3 qualified to meet automotive standards for a wide operating temperature range.
|Automotive Cluster System Design Challenges
||The Cypress Flash Solution
|Instant-on with fast graphics performance using TFT LCD
||333 MBps read speed at 1.8 V (200 MBps at 3.0V)
|Cost control by reducing traces, package and PCB sizes
||HyperFlash™ and HyperRAM™ share the same 12 bus pins
|Single design to support different code sizes and features
||Flexible Flash and RAM density combination for scalability
|Stable power supply over a large fluctuation of battery voltage
||Independent PG and ENB to ensure a clean supply voltage
|Low electromagnetic interference
||Built-in Spread Spectrum Clock Generator to reduce noise