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TMCNet:  TI Debuts Wireless Connectivity to Automotive Infotainment with New WiLink 8Q Family

[January 10, 2013]

TI Debuts Wireless Connectivity to Automotive Infotainment with New WiLink 8Q Family

Jan 10, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) has introduced the WiLink 8Q family of wireless automotive connectivity solutions.

According to a release, with its multi-radio technology, the WiLink 8Q family reaches new levels of cross platform scalability and delivers features including in-car multimedia streaming video in-parallel with Bluetooth hands-free calling and advanced audio distribution profile (A2DP) stereo sound. Additionally, with near field communications (NFC) for easy Wi-Fi and Bluetooth pairing, WiLink 8Q solutions enable a connection between a smartphone or tablet and the automobile, providing a seamless user experience.

The WiLink 8Q family is designed for Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast operation. With an integrated power amplifier (PA) and complete software reuse across all family members, WiLink 8Q solutions provide a full range of products for wireless automotive infotainment including: -Combo-connectivity system-on-chips (SoCs) with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support -More integrated combo-connectivity SoCs with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth low energy and NFC -Super-combo SoCs with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth low energy, NFC, and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) support "Delivering the familiar experience consumers have with smartphones and the tablets into the automobile to share information and content from drivers' and passengers' devices is driving the need for strong wireless connectivity solutions. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and GNSS have to work together seamlessly as integrated parts of the entire system," said Mattias Lange, automotive connectivity product line manager, Wireless Connectivity Solutions, TI. "The WiLink 8Q family takes our expertise in wireless connectivity and automotive applications to the next level with support of four different RF technologies on one SoC a truly integrated approach to automotive infotainment." More product information: www.ti.com/innovation ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

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