Digital cockpit processing unit

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Digital cockpit processing unit

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Overview

The digital cockpit processing unit (DCPU) is the heart of the integrated cockpit infotainment system. The unit integrates functions of the traditional head unit, cluster and head-up display (HUD) into a single controller. The DCPU generates video graphics to the remote cluster display, HUD, center stack display and multiple auxiliary displays, while processing inputs from cameras (rear and side), the surround-view system (SVS), HMI, radio tuners and in-vehicle connectivity. Our integrated circuits, reference designs and products enable you efficiently design DPCU systems and decrease development time.

Design requirements:

Digital cockpit processing unit designs require:

  • Support for multiple high-bandwidth video and data links.
  • Efficient power management of high-performance SoC.
  • High-speed signal design in a mixed-signal environment.
  • Integration and reduced design complexity to achieve high functionality in small spaces.
  • Balance meeting EMI requirements with performance.

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