Molex and Microchip Technology are collaborating on the development of integrated USB Media Modules and USB Power Delivery Solutions for automotive infotainment systems. Many of today’s vehicles are equipped with multiple power chargers and ports to keep pace with the extraordinary demand for mobile connectivity, and integrated automotive solutions provide the design flexibility to streamline and customize infotainment and USB power delivery across multiple vehicle profiles.
Microchip’s USB devices optimize USB Power Delivery functionality, reducing overall BOM costs by architecting a total system solution that can be easily designed into a single module. The Automotive Smart hub chip plays a key role, connecting multiple handsets to the vehicle’s infotainment system, while also simultaneously charging them. The solution supports driver assistance utilities available on mobile devices which enable the vehicle head unit and display to interact with applications such as maps, music, voice recognition texting, and hands-free mobile calling.
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