Crazy as that looks, audio really does play an important role in the experience of driving a car. We are mentioned for this Design News Articles to help audio design process for an amazingly low cost MCU capable of running an 8 channel system for automotive. An MCU that can function enough as a DSP and connectivity comes for free. Audio Weaver® is the most advanced platform for audio design used in many high end automotive systems. It supports the new Atmel automotive grade ARM Cortex-M7.
Many semiconductor companies are all vying for the automotive space. A car is no longer a stand alone unit. but it is connected to so many aspects of our lives and part of our connected "device'. The entrants of MCUs as a possible option will give traditional DSPs a run for their computing power. With so many choices, how does an automotive OEM evaluate and pick the best options? How can intelligent decisions be made in a timely basis with solid data to back up those decisions?
With Audio Weaver's cross-platform ability to quickly prototype a system. profile a real design on an actual target, and easily A/B different audio algorithms, there is now a sure way of making the complex decision process easier.