Automotive stereo vision sensor improves vehicle safety

30th October 2017
Lanna Cooper

Cypress Semiconductor has announced that automotive supplier DENSO has selected Cypress’ 6-Channel Automotive PMIC and FL-S Serial NOR Flash memory solution to enable the latest stereo vision sensor for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The DENSO stereo vision sensor uses image processing techniques to detect obstacles of different shapes and lane lines, as well as empty spaces on the road.

This supports autonomous emergency braking and automatic steering control to avoid obstacles. Cypress’ highly integrated, 6-Channel automotive PMIC regulates power for the entire sensor, and the FL-S NOR Flash memory enables fast programme execution for high performance systems.

Each device has a small footprint that makes the solution suitable for this compact design.

“Our solution offers a small physical footprint and world-class performance that was an ideal fit for the design requirements for DENSO’s innovative stereo vision sensor,” said Kiyoe Nagaya, Vice President of the Automotive Business Unit at Cypress. “We are proud to have our automotive PMIC and flash technology in this stereo vision sensor enabling smart, accurate and reliable safety features.”

Cypress enables automotive systems
Cypress works with the world's top automotive companies to bring automotive systems typical of luxury models to mainstream vehicles, including ADAS, 3D graphics displays, wireless connectivity, full-featured touch screens and body electronics.

Cypress’ automotive portfolio includes the Traveo MCU family, Power-Management ICs (PMICs), PSoC programmable system-on-chip solutions, CapSense capacitive-sensing solutions, TrueTouch touchscreens, NOR flash, F-RAM and SRAM memories, and USB, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity solutions.

The portfolio is backed by Cypress' commitment to zero defects, service and adherence to the most stringent industry standards, such as the ISO/TS 16949 quality management system, the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) guidelines for ICs and the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).

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