Solutions

In-Cabin solutions include driver monitoring (DMS), occupant monitoring (OMS), and driver plus occupant monitoring systems (DOMS).

Image sensors capture images of the driver using either ambient light, NIR light, or both depending on the overall system design. A Machine Vision processor analyzes the image data and determines the engagement level of the driver. The ADAS controller uses this input to make decisions.

OMS, which is similar to DMS, focuses on the occupants and not the driver. Child presence detection is the current use case. Seat belt detection and airbag adjustment are emerging OMS use cases.

Another emerging trend is DOMS, a combination of driver and occupant monitoring using a single camera to capture images of the entire cabin as viewed centrally from either the rearview mirror or dashboard. These systems desire to combine driver state detection, occupant safety, and enabling social media applications.

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Evaluation/Development Kits

MARS: Modular Automotive Reference System

The Modular Automotive Reference System (MARS) is a complete imaging solution for camera system developers and software developers working on automotive imaging applications.

FLASH IR LED Driver Evaluation Board

The evaluation board demonstrates the NCV7694 driver as a complement to the image sensor for illumination of the surroundings

Automotive Switching Regulator, Buck, 2.0 A, 2 MHz, Spread Spectrum Evaluation Board

The NCV890204MWGEVB is designed to quickly evaluate the NCV890204, a fixed frequency, monolithic, Buck switching regulator intended for Automotive, battery connected applications that must operate with up to a 36 V input supply.

Reference Design

Strata Enabled Flexible ADAS Power Solution

The STR-ADAS-PREREGULATOR-GEVK is an optimized power management solution for automotive systems such as Infotainment or ADAS with an I2C programmable output voltage between 0.6V-3.3V and a fixed 5V output.

Technical Documents

MARS: Modular Automotive Reference System

The Modular Automotive Reference System (MARS) is a complete imaging solution for camera system developers and software developers working on automotive imaging applications.

Image Sensor Terminology

Definitions and explanations of Image Sensor technology

Image Sensor ISO Measurement

How to measure Image Sensor sensitivity in terms of ISO

Image Sensor Handling and Best Practices

Minimal methods for customers to incorporate into their handling, storing, and cleaning processes for Image Sensors

Chip Supply Voltage Monitor Limits

Details of how the chip supply voltage monitor limits were established for AR0220AT, AR0231AT, and AR0138AT

Image Sensor Color Correction

Basic process used to obtain colors from a digital Image Sensor

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