Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Near Field Communication are shaping today’s in-vehicle infotainment designs and promising to provide the next generation of vehicle-to-vehicle communications such as traffic management, incident avoidance, and social networking. By implementing a single chip that combines all of these radio technologies, designers can help solve many of the complex design challenges facing systems engineers using multiple in-vehicle wireless communication protocols in their designs.
From climate control touch-screen dashboards to smartphones that read text messages aloud in the car, the buzz surrounding In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems has reached a fever pitch. As in-vehicle manufacturers scramble to build advanced infotainment systems that bring all elements of the entertainment experience on the road, they require new, advanced wireless technologies. But which specific wireless technologies do manufacturers need to transform cars into sophisticated in-vehicle entertainment systems?