Implementing a Flexible CPLD-Only Digital Dashboard for Automobiles
An automotive dashboard acts as a nerve center that consolidates all information pertaining to the safe driving and management of the vehicle, and displays it for the driver. In the present digital age, the vehicle's digital instrumentation system is required to monitor all key functions, and even be personalized. The industry requirements have led to a number of semiconductor solutions, ranging from ASSPs to full-custom devices. These may be fixed-function solutions with restricted or lacking product development options that designers need for solution flexibility. In comparison, a scalable solution can support multiple similar applications, such as a full product line of vehicles without any cost overhead. This type of custom solution can deal with all requirements for a lower price.