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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  • Schematics, BOM, PCB layer plots, assembly drawings for both 8 layer and 10-layer reference design


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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
DP83TC811S-Q1  Automotive Grade 1, low-power 100BASE-T1 Ethernet PHY transceiver with xMII support & diagnostic too  Ethernet ICs  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
DS90UB941AS-Q1  DSI to FPD-Link III bridge serializer  FPD-Link SerDes  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
DS90UH941AS-Q1  2K DSI to FPD-Link III bridge serializer with video splitting and HDCP  FPD-Link SerDes  Not Available View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TAS6421-Q1  Automotive, 75-W, 2-MHz, 1-ch 4.5- to 26.4-V digital input Class-D audio amplifier w/ load dump  Audio amplifiers  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TCAN1042-Q1  Automotive fault-protected CAN transceiver with flexible data-rate  Interface  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
TPA6304-Q1  45-W, 2.1-MHz analog input 4-channel automotive Class-D Burr-Brown™ audio amplifier  Audio amplifiers  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPS6594-Q1  Automotive 2.8 V to 5.5 V, 5 buck & 4 LDO Power Management IC (PMIC)  Power management  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules

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