Analog Devices Automotive Technologies

Analog Devices (ADI) opens the door for designers to create safer, greener, and more comfortable automobiles by offering converter, amplifier, Drive360™ RADAR, MEMS, sensor, sensor interface, digital isolator, processor, and RF technologies; all of which are key element of innovative, cost-effective, high-performance system designs. ADI components and application-specific ICs can be found in systems for rollover and stability control, airbag and crash sensing, RADAR and vision driver assistance, HEV/EV power management, 12 V battery management, fuel injection, transmission control, head units, and audio amplifiers, as well as many other emerging applications.

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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

The automobiles of the future are here today and they use Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Today ADAS are systems designed to assist the driver to increase car safety and promote an overall safer road network. ADAS’ use technology in a vehicle to help avoid collisions by either alerting the driver about potential problems and/or taking control of the vehicle. ADAS may be used in basic vehicle functions such as lighting, braking and cruise control or more complex functions such as traffic warnings, GPS, traffic warnings, connection to smartphones, blind spots, proximity to other drivers, and correct lane use. ADI has a large portfolio of devices for ADAS and Autonomous Driving applications. This includes Autonomous Driving Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs), Light Imaging, Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), Radio Detection and Ranging (RADAR) and Vision devices. Check out the ADI Drive360™ video.

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ADI ADAR7251 Image ADAR7251 – Continuous Time Data Acquisition ADC

The ADAR7251 is a 16-bit, 4-channel, simultaneous sampling analog-to-digital converter (ADC) designed especially for applications such as automotive LSR-FMCW or FSK-FMCW radar systems.

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Autonomous Driving IMU

ADI’s iSensor© portfolio is comprised of Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) that are ideal for mission critical automotive ADAS applications. With industry leading up to six degrees of freedom, there is a device that is just right for, GPS, dead-reckoning systems and precision location applications.

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LIDAR, is similar to RADAR but instead of emitting a sound wave emits light pulses or laser to create a real time 3D physical world. LIDAR can more accurately than RADAR, place objects in relationship to each other. A current use of LIDAR today is that many law enforcement agencies are replacing their RADAR guns with LIDAR guns to catch speeders. LIDAR in an automobile application could create a 3D world with car and surrounding objects such as other cars and trucks, unexpected objects in the path or road location. Once detected the automobile can make adjustments for the safety of the occupants.

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ADL5565 RF/IF Differential Amplifier 1 Circuit 16-LFCSP-WQ (3x3)
ADL5336 RF Amplifier IC General Purpose 0Hz ~ 1GHz 32-LFCSP-VQ (5x5)
ADL5331 RF Amplifier IC CATV 1MHz ~ 1.2GHz 24-LFCSP-VQ (4x4)
AD8376 Variable Gain Amplifier 2 Circuit Differential 32-LFCSP-WQ (5x5)
AD8368 Variable Gain Amplifier 1 Circuit 24-LFCSP-VQ (4x4)
ADL5330 RF Amplifier IC Cellular, CDMA2000, W-CDMA, GSM 10MHz ~ 3GHz 24-LFCSP-VQ (4x4)
AD8331 Variable Gain Amplifier IC Signal Processing 20-QSOP


RADAR has been around for nearly eighty years. In the most basic sense RADAR emits a radio waves and by the return signal can identify size, direction of movement and other data from an object. Today RADAR is used in aircraft, military, weather and automotive applications. In the automotive industry, traditionally RADAR was used by Law Enforcement. With ADAS, RADAR can be used to accurately locate surrounding objects to an automobile.

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ADAR7251 4-Channel, 16-Bit, Continuous Time Data Acquisition ADC
ADF4159 Direct Modulation/Fast Waveform Generating, 13 GHz, Fractional-N Frequency Synthesizer
ADA8282 Radar Receive Path AFE: 4-Channel LNA and PGA
ADF5904 4-Channel, 24 GHz, Receiver Downconverter
AD8283 Radar Receive Path AFE: 6-Channel LNA/PGA/AAF with ADC
ADF5901 24 GHz VCO and PGA with 2-Channel PA Output
ADSP-BF700 Low Power 200MHz Blackfin+ Embedded Processor with 128KByte L2 SRAM
ADF4193 Low Phase Noise, Fast Settling PLL Frequency Synthesizer


We live in a visual world and now our automobiles are living in it as well. In ADAS applications accurate identifying objects is important in pedestrian and car safety. Just think of the possibilities of a car being able to visually identify a person, a car or a tree and then react accordingly or the ability to identify the color of a traffic light or other objects. For example, a car could be coming to an intersection that is green however it also detects a pedestrian in the walk way crossing the street. With both sets of data the car could then assess the appropriate action and if the driver is not reacting fast enough it could take control and apply the brakes.

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Infotainment is a combination of information and entertainment. Even though the term infotainment is relatively new, the actual technology has been a part of the automobile industry from a long time. The most common infotainment device in an automobile is the radio. The original radios were basic AM based and provided simply news and music. Today these radios are so much more, incorporating technology such as video screens, cameras, touchscreens, voice activation, and RF connects of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Cellular. Passengers today can monitor blind spots via cameras, have hands-free communication via their smartphone, watch movies or even play games. Analog Devices has series of audio and video amplifiers and head units that are just right for Infotainment.

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ADI ADSP-SC584 ImageADSP-SC584 Dual Core SHARC® Digital Signal Processors

The ADSP-SC584 dual core 450 MHz SHARC DSP with and without single ARM® Cortex®-A5 processors. Each part comes with SHARC SRAM with up to 640 kB. Ideal applications include automotive and industrial audio, smart energy metering and control, and multi-axis motor control.

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Audio Amplifiers

ADI offers a broad portfolio of automotive qualified products and development tools designed to enable suppliers and OEMs to design and deploy feature-rich automotive entertainment solutions. Our offerings include integrated processor, converter, and interface products designed to meet the stringent requirements of next-generation audio amplifier designs. Current- and next-generation automotive digital signal processors bring the home audio experience to the in-vehicle environment while adding automotive-centric features, such as active noise cancellation (ANC) and active sound design (ASD).

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ADSP-SC584 – Dual-core SHARC+ and ARM Cortex-A5 SOC, DDR, Ethernet, USB, 349-cspBGA
ADAU1452 – SigmaDSP Digital Audio Processor
Linear – Amplifiers – Audio
Linear – Amplifiers – Video Amps and Modules
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Head Units

Increasing performance and integration of today’s head units requires rapid innovation and high quality standards. ADI brings 20 years of audio, video and communication signal processing expertise to the forefront of automotive video and voice processing and data transport technology. ADI’s highly integrated processor, converter, and interface products are designed to meet the stringent requirements of next-generation radio, rear seat entertainment, and multi-media accessory applications.

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ADV7281 10-Bit, 4× Oversampled SDTV Video Decoder Decoder with Differential Inputs
ADSP-SC57 ADSP-SC573 EZ-KIT Lite® SHARC® DSP ARM® Cortex®-A5 Embedded Evaluation Board

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MEMS Safety

Analog Devices is a global leader in Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology solutions for automotive stability, airbag, and rollover systems. In today automobile world, safety is the prime focus of the development and implementation of Electronic Control Units (ECUs), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Vehicle Dynamics (VD) systems. These devices go into Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) systems and are bringing autonomous vehicles closer to reality.

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ADI ADA4571 Magnetic Angle Sensor ImageADA4571 – Magnetic Angle Sensor

ADA4571 is an anisotropic magnetoresistive (AMR) sensor with integrated signal-conditioning amplifiers and ADC drivers. The ADA4571 produces two analog outputs that indicate the angular position of the surrounding magnetic field.

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Crash Sensing

ADI pioneered and continues to play a major role in helping our customers design accurate and safe airbag systems. Today, ADI airbag sensors can be found in approximately one-quarter of all vehicles sold, translating to eight lives saved every day by ADI technology. ADI’s newest airbag sensor release, the ADXL151, utilizes a state-of-the-art PSI-5 digital interface and offers a variety of user-configurable gee levels in a sleek 4x4mm form factor aimed at reducing system cost.

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ADXl701 – Accelerometer Z Axis ±14.2g 2kHz 16-SOIC
MEMS Accelerometers

Security & Chassis

ADI's Security and Chassis portfolio encompasses a variety of MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes designed for automotive applications. These sensors can be found in OEM car alarms, eCall systems, event data recorders, and active suspension systems. All of our automotive products are qualified to the strictest automotive guidelines to ensure highest reliability in the field.

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ADXL313 – 3-Axis, ±0.5 g/±1 g/±2 g/±4 g Digital Accelerometer
ADXL312 – 3-Axis, ±1.5 g/±3 g/±6 g/±12 g Digital Accelerometer
ADXRS810 – High Performance, SPI Digital Output, Angular Rate Sensor
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Stability Control

ADI is an established player in the automotive stability control market, offering gyros and low g accelerometers for Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Vehicle Dynamics (VD) applications. ADI is proud to build off of this tradition with the release of the ADXC1501, which combines a tri-axis low g accelerometer and a yaw gyro into a single package for high performance stability control applications. This four degree-of-freedom inertial combo reduces the size and cost of next-generation ESC systems while maintaining ADI’s industry-leading shock and vibration performance.

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ADA4571 – Hall Effect Sensor Angle External Magnet
AD8418 – Current Sense Amplifier 1 Circuit
Stability Control Techonology

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Powertrain Body and Chassis

Analog Devices has automotive solutions for sensing, battery management, and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) applications. Electric vehicles are dependent on the batteries and motors that they use. With sensor solutions for monitoring 12 V lead-acid batteries and microcontrollers (MCUs) using ARM7™ technology, these solutions can be utilized in Electronic Control Units (ECUs) and a vehicle’s local interconnect network (LIN). ADI has solutions that are automotive qualified that monitor these systems to enhance fuel economy, lower emission and improve overall vehicle performance.

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ADI ADUM4224 ImageADUM4224 - 5kV rms Isolated Precision Half-Bridge Driver, 4A Output for Automotive

The ADUM4224 is a 4 A isolated, half-bridge gate driver that employs the Analog Devices, Inc. iCoupler® technology to provide independent and isolated high-side and low-side outputs.

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Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles need monitors and controls for battery stack, motors and inverters. Breakthrough products from ADI are automotive qualified to support the challenges of designing electric vehicles. The tough EMI and temperature environment, coupled with the expectation of extremely low defect rates, require thoroughly tested systems to manage the multi-hundred volts of the battery stack, measuring and correcting to millivolt and single degree sensing. KV isolation and multi-hundred ampere to milliamp currents require enhanced communications, protection and instrumentation accuracy over the life of the vehicle.

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AD7280 – Lithium Ion Battery Monitoring System
AD8280 – Lithium Ion Battery Safety Monitor

Intelligent Battery Systems

Analog Devices provides complete system solutions for battery monitoring in 12V lead-acid automotive applications. These devices integrate all the required features to determine precisely and intelligently the battery state-of-charge and state-of-health. Minimizing external system components, these devices are powered directly from the 12V battery and feature ARM7™ integrated microcontrollers. This is used to pre-process the acquired battery variables and manage communications to the main electronic control unit (ECU) via a local interconnect network (LIN) interface that is also integrated on chip.

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ADUCM331 – Integrated, Precision Battery Sensor for Automotive Systems
ADUC7039 – Integrated, Precision Battery Sensor for Automotive
ADUC7034 – Integrated Precision Battery Sensor for Automotive
ADUC7036 – Integrated Precision Battery Sensor for Automotive

Sensor Interface

Analog Devices provides solutions to meet a wide range of automotive sensing challenges. ADI's automotive sensor and sensor interface products are designed and manufactured with automotive quality and cost sensitivity in mind. ADI sensors make it possible for you to provide your customers with solutions for better fuel economy, lower emissions, and improved vehicle performance.

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ADA4571 – Integrated AMR Angle Sensor and Signal Conditioner
AD8418 – Bidirectional, Zero-Drift, Current Sense Amplifier
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