Automotive domain controller for gateway, assisted and automated driving systems reference design


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Decentralized vehicle architectures on the road today use individual ECUs that lack processing power and high-speed interfaces to handle the complex tasks and data movement needs of newly emerging automotive architectures. Higher level functions require the right combination of DMIPS, data bandwidth and power efficiency. The DRA829V and TDA4VM processors in our Jacinto™ 7 processor family provides necessary performance, power and automotive interfaces needed for these architectures.

This automotive reference design can enable domain-based architectures while showcasing the performance capabilities of DRA829V and TDAV4M SoCs. This 8-layer PCB design is optimized to reduce cost and time-to-market, making it a great way to evaluate Jacinto 7 processors with a fully functional domain controller board while enabling automotive connectivity interfaces including Ethernet, CAN-FD and PCIe.

Note: This DRA829/TDA4VM SoCs 8-layer reference design is tailored towards customers focused on cost, power and size optimization rather than full entitlement of features; the design focuses only on a subset of the capabilities of the DRA829/TDA4VM SoCs. For superset features, please refer to the DRA829V Jacinto Automotive Processors, Silicon Revision 1.0 data sheet.

For engineers who want to unlock more capabilities of the DRA829V or TDA4VM processors, please note that we also have a 10-layer PCB design for that purpose. Please refer to the 10-layer reference design study "readme" notes for more details.

  • Quickly and efficiently evaluate DRA829Vand TDA4VM processors in an domain controller system
  • Connect to Ethernet, PCIe, CAN-FD, BT, WiFi, GPS, GNSS
  • Process camera data from driver monitoring and surround view systems with (4) 2 MP camera inputs
  • Drive multiple high-resolution displays
  • Evaluate functional safety capabilities using our integrated Safety MCU that improves performance and reduces system cost
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A fully assembled board has been developed for testing and performance validation only, and is not available for sale.

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Design files

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Reference design overview and verified performance test data

TIDM630A.ZIP (12123 K)

Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

TIDM631.ZIP (1026 K)

Complete listing of design components, reference designators, and manufacturers/part numbers

TIDM632.ZIP (2254 K)

Detailed overview of design layout for component placement

TIDM634.ZIP (11471 K)

Files used for 3D models or 2D drawings of IC components

TIDCFV7.ZIP (3545 K)

Design file that contains information on physical board layer of design PCB

TIDM633.ZIP (170 K)

PCB layer plot file used for generating PCB design layout


Includes TI products in the design and potential alternatives.

CAN transceivers

TCAN1042-Q1Automotive fault-protected CAN transceiver with flexible data-rate

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CAN transceivers

TCAN1043-Q1Automotive CAN FD transceiver with flexible data-rate and wake input

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
Ethernet PHYs

DP83TC811R-Q1Low-power 100BASE-T1 automotive PHYTER™ Ethernet physical layer transceiver

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
Ethernet PHYs

DP83TC811S-Q1Automotive Grade 1 low-power 100BASE-T1 Ethernet PHY transceiver with xMII support & dia

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
FPD-Link SerDes

DS90UB941AS-Q12K DSI to FPD-Link III Serializer

Data sheet: PDF
FPD-Link SerDes

DS90UH941AS-Q12K DSI to FPD-Link III bridge serializer with video splitting and HDCP

Data sheet: PDF
Speaker amps

TAS6421-Q1Automotive, 75-W, 2-MHz, 1-ch 4.5- to 26.4-V digital input Class-D audio amplifier w/ load dump

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
Speaker amps

TPA6304-Q145-W, 2.1-MHz analog input 4-channel automotive Class-D Burr-Brown™ audio amplifier

Data sheet: PDF | HTML

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* Design guide Automotive Domain Controller for Gateway, Assisted and Automated Driving Systems (Rev. A) PDF | HTML Oct. 28, 2020

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