Cost-optimized digital cluster automotive reference design with Jacinto™ automotive processor
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The Jacinto™ automotive processor Digital Cluster Automotive Reference Design (DCARD) is a cost-optimized design for reconfigurable digital cluster systems.  DCARD is a complete and self-contained 6-layer PCB design to enable 60fps digital cluster solutions on 1920x720 resolution displays while optimizing overall system BOM. DCARD also supports single zone audio output for warning chimes, wake-up from CAN, and Ethernet connectivity. Additional functionality can be added based on end-product requirements. For example, camera input is available to integrate rear-view camera or driver monitoring and second display output can be used to drive heads-up-display (HUD).  System power management is optimized to minimize overall system BOM for reconfigurable digital cluster use-case.  This design targets applications such as reconfigurable digital cluster, hybrid clusters with active graphics, heads-up display, and driver identification and monitoring.

  • Jacinto 6 Entry (DRA71x) application processor to render and drive 60 fps cluster graphics on a 1920x720 resolution cluster display
  • 6-layer PCB design to minimize system BOM
  • Wake-up from CAN with TCAN1043 CAN transceiver
  • CSI-2 camera input for rear-view or driver monitoring camera integration
  • Optimized TI power management solution including LM87523 and LM5141
  • OpenLDI cluster display support with DSC90C189 serializer

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Part Number Name Product Family Sample & Buy Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
DP83TC811R-Q1  Low-power 100BASE-T1 automotive PHYTER™ Ethernet physical layer transceiver  Ethernet ICs  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
DRA718  1 GHz Arm Cortex-A15 SoC processor with graphics & DSP for infotainment & cluster  Processors  Not Available View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
DS90C189-Q1  Low Power 1.8-V Dual Pixel FPD-Link (LVDS) Serializer  FPD-Link SerDes  Not Available Not Available
LP87523-Q1  Automotive 10A, 2-phase + 1-phase + 1-phase, three output buck converters with integrated switches  Power management  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TAS2505  2-W, mono, digital & analog input Class-D audio amp with audio processing & mono headphone amplifier  Audio amplifiers  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TCAN1043-Q1  Automotive CAN FD transceiver with flexible data-rate and wake input  Interface  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules

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Data sheet (1)
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PDF 5890 25 Nov 2019
User guide (1)
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PDF 6625 07 Jan 2019
Design files (6)
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ZIP 1175 07 Jan 2019
ZIP 3050 07 Jan 2019
PDF 659 07 Jan 2019
PDF 187 07 Jan 2019
PDF 67 07 Jan 2019
PDF 466 07 Jan 2019

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