Inova Semiconductors Introduces New APIX2 "ecoline" Products at electronica

München, Germany, (PresseBox) - Inova Semiconductors introduces new transmitter- and receiver ICs at electronica based on its APIX2 technology. The INAP378T and INAP378R are the first products of the new "ecoline"-family using compact aQFN packages. They provide all the key features of the APIX2 products and are optimized in terms of size, functionality and cost for space constraint and cost sensitive mass market applications.

Inova Semiconductors' APIX2 is a robust and reliable high-speed serial data communications link that meets the automotive industry's specific and rigorous requirements for EMI robustness and cost efficiency. The technology is designed to build advanced data network topologies for next-generation infotainment and driver assistance systems in vehicles. APIX2 features a downlink data rate of up to 3 GBit/s and an uplink rate of 187.5Mbits/s, allowing simultaneous and fully independent real-time transmission of multiple data formats and protocols. With APIX2, two uncompressed High-Definition video streams, multi-channel audio, and 100Mbits/s Ethernet data can be transmitted over a single 4-wire shielded twisted pair cable. Programmable digital filters and adaptive algorithms allow for transmission distances of up to 12 meters at 3 GBit/s and up to 25 meters at 1.5 GBit/s, and help compensate for changes in cable characteristics over time. The 1.5 GBit/s transmission mode is optimized for camera applications with Megapixel HD imagers.

Build in aQFN packages, the APIX2 "ecoline" products require only a quarter of the printed circuit board space, compared to the current APIX2 devices in LQFP packages. Depending on functionality and volumes the "ecoline" meets the price points of Infotainment and camera based driver assistance applications of space critical and cost sensitive volume applications.

INOVA Semiconductors GmbH

INOVA Semiconductors, an ISO9001 certified company, is a fab-less semiconductor manufacturer. The headquarters of the company is located in Munich, Germany. It is designing, marketing and selling its products and licensing its technologies, directly and through a global network of distributors.

INOVA Semiconductors specializes in reliable high speed serial data communication products for Gigabit/s data transfers through standard STP copper cables. The APIX(TM) technology enables customers to design innovative solutions for digital video, audio and data communication in automotive applications such as infotainment and driver assistance systems.

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