Freescale introduces new chip for automotive infotainment

Freescale Semiconductor has expanded its i.MX53 processor family with automotive versions designed to enable next-generation automotive multimedia applications.

The i.MX536 and i.MX534 products are smartphone-class processors specifically designed for in-vehicle operation and engineered to meet the requirements of infotainment, converged telematics, and reconfigurable instrument cluster applications.

Freescale incorporates two independent graphics processing engines to render high frame rate graphics required for reconfigurable and highly realistic looking display-based instrument clusters.

This allows automobile designers to migrate from fixed analog instrument clusters to a single display-based cluster that can be customized across vehicle families.

The i.MX53x family builds on Freescale’s previous generation i.MX51 processor that powers Ford’s recently introduced MyFord Touch.

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