TDAx ADAS SoCs – Driver monitoring
A camera-based Driver Monitoring System (DMS) or in-vehicle monitoring system is an emerging function that observes the driver, and possibly other occupants, to better enable safety and/or convenient features of a vehicle. DMS solutions can detect and track eye movements, head position, and various focal points of a driver's face to determine the state of the driver. Basic driver states interpreted can be driver presence, vigilance, fatigue, and distraction. More advanced interpreted states are ranges of emotions, specific driver identification and biological details, e.g. age, gender, illness, etc. As with many automotive systems, there are a broad range of capabilities enabled by these DMS implementations within any one OEM and throughout the overall market.
Basic Driver Monitoring Systems are comprised of an interior camera pointed at the driver's face and infrared LEDs generating imperceptible beams of light to produce facial images that can be captured in low light conditions. Analytics are performed on the captured images to interpret the states. More advanced systems can include multiple sensor inputs such as several cameras, various radars and/or other sensor types.
TI’s Jacinto TDAx automotive processors are designed to address the key care-abouts of Driver Monitoring Systems such as safety, convenience and autonomous-supporting features. In addition, TI provides complete hardware and software scalability enabling easy development of optimized solutions and faster time to market.
TI works with multiple 3rd party companies to offer scalable solutions to address the forecasted evolution of Driver Monitoring Systems.
TI Value Proposition
|Scalable Hardware and Software Platform|
|Embedded Vision Engine (EVE)|
Product family selection guide
|Device Features||TDA3x||TDA2Px||Processing Map|
|Camera inputs||Up to 6x (4x CSI + 2x DVP)||Up to 10x (6x CSI + 4x DVP)||Serial/parallel sensor interfaces|
|Image stream processing, Wide dynamic range (WDR) processing, Lens distortion correction|
|DSP - C66x||User Authentication, HL* feature tracking, Functional safety, HL cabin monitoring|
|Analytics (SIMD) - EVE||CNN(s) for head/eye detection, Eye gaze tracking, Recognition functions|
|--||HL Application, HLOS, Safety OS|
|MPU - ARM Cortex M4||1x dual 212 MHz||2x dual 212 MHz/core||CAN, Ethernet stack, Safety RTOS, Vision control code, HL tracking functions|
|DDR / memory BW||1x 32b 1066 : 4.3 GB/s||2x 32b 1333 : 10.6 GB/s||Off-chip buffers & temporary storage|
|Software compatibility||Software compatible & extensible|
*HL = High-Level
Hardware and Software Platforms
The DesignCore DMS development Kit is based on a Jacinto TDA3x processor, enables engineers to develop in-cabin DMS capabilities quickly. This DMS kit monitors the driver and their eye movements.
By D3 Engineering
Based on the TI TDAx line of automotive vision processors, this rugged, compact design supports multiple simultaneous vision sensors, radar sensors, and a host of peripherals including displays, CAN, USB, and Gigabit Ethernet that helps shorten the development time.
By D3 Engineering
This benchtop Starter Kit lets you evaluate embedded ADAS technology. Based on the Texas Instruments TDA3x advanced vision processor, it enables synchronous acquisition of four FPD-Link III HD data streams (video, radar, lidar, etc.) for
By D3 Engineering
General purpose evaluation module based on TDA3x processor. The EVM integrates a host of peripherals including parallel and serial multi-camera interfaces, CAN & CAN-FD, GigB Ethernet PHY, FPD-Link III, display, serializer and deserializer module and support for interfacing with Safety MCU EVM.
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TI's innovative vision SDK framework allows developers to create different ADAS application data flows involving video capture, pre-processing, analytics algorithms and display.