CIRCUITS AND DEVICES
CHIPS PROVIDE LOW-COST
■ The Renesas SH74552 driver assistance MCU,
designed for less expensive cars.
If you drive a high-end luxury car, there's a good chance that it's equipped with an advanced driver assistance
system. These are designed to detect likely accident
conditions such as driver inattentiveness, poor visibility,
the head-on approach of a cement truck, and so on. In
operation, data is collected by millimeter-wave radar,
cameras, and other sensors, and relayed via a controller
area network (CAN) to a sensor fusion electronic control
unit (ECU) that uses it to perform control functions. High-end systems are costly, though, so car manufacturers
have been offering them only on their most expensive
models. A couple months ago, however, Renesas
Technology America ( www.renesas.com) introduced a
pair of MCUs in which the specifications "have been
carefully selected for systems intended for popularly
priced vehicles." In other words, to be cheap enough for
econo-boxes and "eco-friendly" cars.
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