30 May 2012
TI delivers integrated ultrasonic signal conditioner for parking
Texas Instruments has introduced a fully integrated, programmable solution for driving ultrasonic transducers in automotive park distance, blind-spot detection or similar object detection applications.
With its highly configurable burst generator, low-noise amplifier and 12-bit successive-approximation-register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC), the PGA450-Q1 provides for processing the echo signals and calculating the distance between the transducer and the object.
Additionally, the PGA450-Q1 incorporates the physical layer for LIN 2.1 communications, giving flexibility in implementing any needed communication protocol.
Key features and benefits:
Application specific standard product (ASSP): Displaces high-volume, discrete-based systems by offering the same functionality to any customer, economically as an ASSP, reducing design-cycles and non-recurring engineering costs, with no need for intellectual property or market agreements.
Fully integrated system-on-chip: Includes all system blocks including regulators, dual NMOS low-side drivers, oscillator and a LIN 2.1 physical interface and protocol for interfacing to provide a cost- and space-optimised solution.
Programmable: Possesses highly configurable features, such as burst generator, low-noise amplifier, 12-bit SAR ADC, digital band-pass filter, and digital signal envelope detect, allowing for full configurability to the customer’s specific end application.
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