Design win; Toyota instrument cluster graphics use Cypress’ MCUs & flash

Design win; Toyota instrument cluster graphics use Cypress’ MCUs & flash

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By Graham Prophet

The Denso instrument cluster uses Traveo devices that, Cypress says, were the industry’s first 3D-capable ARM Cortex-R5 cluster MCUs, and they provide greater memory savings, increased safety features and rich image capabilities. The FL-S memory in the cluster is based on Cypress’ proprietary MirrorBit NOR Flash process technology, which enables highest density serial NOR Flash memory by storing two bits per cell. The Denso instrument cluster has 4.2- and 7.0-inch screens capable of audio, video and navigation in the centre display of the 2017 Toyota Camry.


Cypress adds that it is working with top automotive companies to bring leading-edge automotive systems typical of luxury models to mainstream vehicles, including Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), 3-D graphics displays, wireless connectivity, full-featured touchscreens and superior body electronics. Cypress’ automotive portfolio includes the Traveo MCU family, power-management ICs (PMICs), PSoC programmable system-on-chip solutions, CapSense capacitive-sensing solutions, TrueTouch touchscreens, NOR flash, F-RAM and SRAM memories, and USB, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.




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