Inova Semiconductors Articles
Standalone ISELED LED driver & controller in production
In addition to its LED driver/controller die, integrated in smart ISELED LED modules, Inova Semiconductors has launched the driver chip as a standalone solution. The standalone ISELED driver is now available in volume production and is AEC-Q100 qualified.
Signal integrity in high-speed designs
Ensuring signal integrity is one of the main challenges in high-speed designs. Digital transmission in the range of several Gbps is characterised by the introduction of jitter and noise into the signal. What appears at the receiving end does not match the intent at the transmission end when there is any degree of jitter and noise.
ISELED-based products debut at ISAL 2019
Innovative solutions for automotive lighting with a focus on interior lighting will be presented by Inova Semiconductors at ISAL 2019 in Darmstadt (September 23-25). The "International Symposium on Automotive Lighting 2019" is aimed at designers, engineers, scientists and decision-makers from the automotive lighting industry.
Two-channel transmitters designed for infotainment systems
Two new APIX3 SerDes TWIN transmitters, each with two independent transmission channels, are now available from Inova Semiconductors. APIX (Automotive Pixel Link) is a multi-channel SerDes (serialiser/deserialiser) technology developed by Inova for high resolution video applications in motor vehicles. Typical applications for the new APIX3 chips are infotainment and entertainment systems, as well as instrument clusters and head-up displays in veh...
ISELED Alliance expands to drive the ‘digital LED’
The newest member of the open ISELED Alliance that was formed to develop and market the innovative in-vehicle LED lighting concept, the ‘digital LED’, is Melexis. Melexis joins a number of existing members including Inova Semiconductors, Dominant Opto Technologies, Lucie Labs, OLSA Group, NXP, TE Connectivity, Pforzheim University and Valeo.
Evaluation kit simplifies automotive LED light design
The ISELED Alliance has launched a new evaluation kit for ISELED, a digital smart RGB LED solution for automotive ambient lighting. The evaluation kit allows developers to quickly build and prototype ISELED solutions, thereby significantly reducing development time. Custom lighting effects can be easily programmed using the supplied software suite from Lucie Labs and tested on the kit’s 16 RGB LEDs. Optical measurements can be carried ...
Standalone LED driver for in-car lighting
Inova Semiconductors has announced a new standalone smart RGB LED driver and controller, the INLC100Q16. This is the latest member of Inova’s ISELED family, a truly revolutionary concept for in-car LED lighting that substantially reduces costs, simplifies control and enables dynamically changing light. The next generation of in-car ambient lighting will typically comprise of 10 to 30 LEDs mounted on a flexible light strip.
Frost & Sullivan recognises Inova with Award
Based on its recent analysis of the automotive ambient lighting LED controller IC industry, Frost & Sullivan recognises Inova Semiconductors with the 2017 European Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership. Inova’s Automotive Pixel Link (APIX) platform has proven extremely popular among original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier I suppliers for meeting their demand for high-resolution in-car video applications.
Mezzanine card helps to cut time to market
A high speed mezzanine card for Intel Cyclone V FPGA boards was launched at embedded world by Inova Semiconductors. The transceiver card has been co-developed by Inova and the Intel Programmable Solutions Group, and enables engineers to easily set-up hardware for testing and system development with the APIX2 automotive video interface.
Redefining automotive lighting with digital LED
At the electronica exhibition, Inova Semiconductors has unveiled a new digital LED concept for automotive applications with the first LED product to be available from Dominant Opto Technologies in Q1 2017.
Infotainment system demand for in-car transmission technology
Based on its APIX technology, Inova Semiconductors have announced that 50 million devices have now been deployed. Due to the increasing numbers of displays and cameras in today’s connected vehicles, the adoption of APIX devices is rapidly accelerating.
Inova to exhibit at JSAE Automotive Engineering Expositions
At the JSAE Automotive Engineering Exposition events in Yokohama and Nagoya, Japan, Inova Semiconductors will demonstrate a range of products based on its leading APIX SerDes (serialiser/deserialiser) technology for in-car video and data communications, including a new APIX transmitter device, an Altera HSMC daughtercard and a 3D ADAS demo.
HDMI will be part of APIX2 bridge chip
Inova Semiconductors announces the INAP560T, a high-speed digital multi-channel transmitter for video in vehicles. Typical applications will include infotainment, head units, rear seat entertainment systems, multimedia gateways, head-up displays and cluster instruments. The INAP560T provides transmission at up to 3Gbps, supporting video resolutions up to 720p at 60fps, or 1080p at 30fps, with up to 24-bit colour depth.
High-speed multi-channel gigabit link for video & data
At the Embedded World event in Nuremberg (23rd-25th February), Inova Semiconductors will demonstrate a range of products utilising its latest APIX SerDes (serialiser/deserialiser) technology for in-car video and data communications, including a new APIX transmitter device, an Altera HSMC daughtercard and a 3D ADAS demo.
12Gb/s transmission enables next-gen infotainment
A multi-channel technology for high resolution in-car video applications, Inova Semiconductors has announced APIX3, the latest version of its APIX multi-channel SerDes technology for video and data communication in vehicles. The APIX3 version supports transmission at up to 6Gb/s over a single twisted pair cable and up to 12Gb/s over a quad twisted pair connection, which is four times the speed of the previous-gen devices.
30m APIX devices shipped for automotive video connectivity
Inova Semiconductors announces that 30m devices based on its APIX multi-channel SerDes (serialiser/deserialiser) technology have now been deployed in cars on the road, with customers including BMW and other leading manufacturers. APIX (Automotive Pixel Link) was designed by Inova for high-resolution in-car video applications.
INOVA Launches APIX2 - Bandwidth of Popular Automotive Pixel Link Now Extended To 3 Gbit/s
INOVA Semiconductors today launches its next generation APIX2 Automotive PIXel link technology for the transmission of multiple data formats over one link. APIX2 is fully backward compatible to 1st generation APIX products. It extends the bandwidth to 3 Gbit/s, facilitating the transmission of multiple data streams - completely independent of each other - over a 4-wire STP copper cable. A 100 Mbit Ethernet channel can also be implemented. APIX2 u...