SSZT338 february   2020 TAS2505-Q1 , TPA6211A1-Q1


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    2.     Out with the old
    3.     The digital cluster chime
    4.     Load diagnostics
    5.     Sounds good – what’s next?
    6.     Additional resources

Ben Miller

Automotive instrument clusters are in the middle of a revolution. The cluster is rapidly becoming a part of the larger infotainment ecosystem. Consumers are driving around with intelligent, quickly evolving displays on their dash, but the audio chimes – the essential driver alerts that come from a speaker housed inside the cluster – are lagging behind.

Cluster audio does not get the attention that a vehicle’s central head unit audio gets. Advances in low-power audio technology are enabling new trends in cluster systems, however.