EMI (electromagnetic interference) mitigation is a critical step in the design process in most electronic systems, and especially so in the automotive world. In many cases, automotive OEM emissions requirements are even more stringent than both national and international standards bodies like the FCC. Unfortunately, by their nature, switching regulators are sources of EMI; but, in order to keep power supply designs small and efficient, switchers are a critical component. So how can you reap the benefits of a switching regulator while still meeting challenging EMI requirements?
Riding Out Automotive Transients : Architecting Front End Power Conversion Stage for Automotive Off-Battery Loads
With rapidly expanding electronic content in latest generation of cars, there is an ever increasing need for power conversion from the car battery rail. The 12-V battery rail is subject to a variety of transients. This presents a unique challenge in terms of the power architecture for off-battery systems. This presentation introduces the different types of transients that occur in automotive battery rails, the causes of those transients, and the standards and specifications defining the test conditions for those transients.
We are all well aware that the demand for Electric Vehicles (EV) is increasing rapidly. This eight-part training session begins with a description of a typical EV system in part 1. Part 2 is a brief description of how both Lead Acid and Lithium Ion batteries are charged. Part 3 focuses on the types of power factor and harmonic currents. Part 4 discusses power factor correction and the typical boost PFC stage. Part 5 concentrates on the Phase Shifted Full Bridge topology, including the reasons why it is used and a detailed description of how it operates.
The mmWave training curriculum provides foundational content and hands on examples for you to learn the fundamentals of FMCW technology and mmWave sensors, and start development quickly. TI's portfolio of mmWave sensors features the AWR automotive radar sensor family and the IWR industrial mmWave sensor family, which are intended to be used for detecting range, velocity and angle of objects. Learn more about the silicon, tools, software and some of the applications for both mmWave families in the mmWave training series.
Creating a Robust Interface Between J6 and FPD-Link .
The DS90UB953/954 System Design & Operation video series offers training for FPD-Link III devices for ADAS. FPD-Link III devices such as the DS90UB953-Q1/ DS90UB954-Q1 support sensor use over serial link for Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) in the automotive industry. In this training series, we will guide you through step-by-step procedures to initialize and bring-up the “Sensor-Serializer-Deserializer-ISP” link to an optimal performance level.
This presentation will focus on the voltage and current monitoring solutions within HEV/EV system – specifically on overcoming the challenges of high voltages and maintaining an isolation barrier. Afterwards, we will discuss specific op amp parameters to consider for monitoring within the on-board charger (OBC), battery management system (BMS), DC/DC converter, and inverter end equipment.
The FPD-Link Learning Center is a comprehensive online classroom for system designers integrating FPD-Link serializer/deserializer technology into their ADAS or infotainment applications. The on-demand curriculum offers subject matter, from basics to advanced, to widen the technical knowledge of experienced engineers as well as assist those who are just starting to design with FPD-Link serializers and deserializers.
As the number of complex electronic features in vehicles increase, body control modules (BCMs) are rapidly evolving to keep up. All semiconductor devices in a BCM have one thing in common – they all need power. This training series will go over the various power topologies needed in a BCM in a vehicle.
TI's Jacinto TDA2/TDA3 System-on-Chip (SoC) family offers scalable and open solutions based on a heterogeneous hardware and common software architecture for Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) applications including camera-based front (mono/stereo), rear, surround view and night vision systems in addition to multi-range radar and sensor fusion systems.
This training series provides an overview of the evaluation and development platforms as well as getting started with the software and development tools offered by TI on the Jacinto TDA2/TDA3 processors.
In this four-part video series, our experts answer questions around the biggest trends impacting the automotive industry—electrification, automation, connected car and integrated cockpit—and how they are impacting your system design, including:
- How is vehicle electrification reducing emissions?
- What level of autonomy is the most important right now?
- What is driving the evolution of the digital cockpit?
- How does the connected car communicate with its surroundings?
This video presents a short overview of automotive frond-end and the transients tackled by the frond-end power conversion stage connected to an automotive battery rail.
This section presents a high level overview of automotive board net and the describes the conditions that the the tests simulate. These include:
- Reverse polarity
- Jump start
- Load sump
- Starting profile
- Superimposed ac
This section presents an approach to architecting the dc-dc conversion stage to handle the transients on automotive battery rail. Following topologies are covered:
- Always-on boost + buck
- On-demand boost + buck
- Buck + post boost
Pro/cons of the different approaches are also discussed.
This section presents the different methods of protecting the electronic loads connected to the automotive battery rail in the event of accidental reverse battery connection. The methods covered include:
- Schottky diode
- PFET + discretes
- Smart diode + NFET
This section presents the buck-boost dc-dc converter as an effective and efficient solution for the wide vin automotive battery rail. The advantages compared to pre-boost and two stage solutions are presented. Also contains an overview of buck-boost converter and controller offerings convering various current and power levels.
New to mm-wave sensing? This series of five short videos provides a concise yet in-depth introduction to sensing using FMCW radars.