NXP Semiconductors has launched its first Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) Q100 qualified video decoder, SAF7115, a video capture device suitable for high performance, in-car telematics platforms, including in-car video reception, in-car entertainment and in-car navigation.
The SAF7115 video decoder was recently selected by Italian automotive tier one Magneti Marelli for its new infotainment platform including applications for navigation, car radio and MP3. The SAF7115 will decode the video signals received from the multiple devices and display high quality images on the infotainment system.
The SAF7115 decoder operates on differential video inputs, reducing the decoder's sensitivity to engine and vehicle operation noise, resulting in the best possible picture quality and performance to vehicle manufacturers. The differential input also combines increased cost efficiencies with high quality performance by reducing the effort for shielding cables within the overall infotainment system.
The NXP SAF7115 has been qualified in accordance with the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) standard Q100 - Stress test qualification for integrated circuits, and is suitable for use within automotive applications. The AEC Component Technical Committee is the standardization body for establishing standards for reliable, high quality electronic components and components meeting these specifications are suitable for use in harsh environments without additional component-level qualification testing.
The SAF7115 expands the existing family of NXP video chips dedicated to automotive applications, consisting of the SAF7113 and SAF7118 decoders, and the SAF7129A video encoder.
The NXP SAF7115 video decoder is available immediately.