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Maxim and Qualcomm partner to develop in-car infotainment systems

Maxim Integrated says that selected products from its portfolio now work with solutions by Qualcomm Technologies to help carmakers and tier-1 suppliers integrate Maxim’s Automotive Safety Integrity Level solutions using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Automotive Platform for infotainment applications.

Maxim’s high-performance solutions are designed to provide the necessary building blocks for next-generation vehicles.

Maxim’s advanced ASIL-rated power management, USB charging, next-generation gigabit multimedia serial link serializer and deserializer, remote tuner, and software-defined radio technologies are optimized to work with the Snapdragon 820 Automotive Platform. 

As a result, automakers can now achieve a scalable, comprehensive development platform while also addressing needs of high-performance automotive infotainment systems.

The Snapdragon 820 Automotive Platform is an advanced automotive-grade solution that is custom-built with highly optimized cores designed for heterogeneous computing. It runs on Qualcomm Technologies’ custom-built 64-bit Qualcomm Kryo CPU, Qualcomm Adreno GPU, and Qualcomm Hexagon DSP.

The Snapdragon 820 Automotive Platform is also designed to allow the infotainment system to receive software updates, allowing vehicles to be upgraded with the latest features and differentiation.

Nakul Duggal, vice president of product management, Qualcomm Technologies, says: “The Snapdragon 820 Automotive Platform was designed to offer automakers a solution that supports a superior and fast connected experience that consumers expect today.

“To have our solutions optimized to work with Maxim’s products is a testament to our commitment to continue offering leading solutions for our customers—both in feature-rich technologies and safety advances.”

Randall Wollschlager, vice president of the automotive business unit at Maxim Integrated, says: “As the automotive industry continues to see unparalleled growth, it is more important than ever to provide a breadth of tools that can support advanced infotainment functions.

“By including our leading-edge technologies in Qualcomm Technologies’ powerful automotive development platform, we are well-positioned to deliver cutting-edge features to drive the industry forward.”