Cypress’ new EXCELON Enables Next-Generation Automotive Event Data RecordersFollow article
Event Data Recorders (EDRs), commonly known as “black boxes”, are systems installed in automobiles or heavy vehicles to record technical vehicle and occupant information before, during, and after a crash. The data collected by EDRs serve as powerful evidence in accident investigation and legal proceedings, such as defending against lawsuits or recovering costs incurred due to an accident. EDRs are commonly attached to Airbag Control Modules (ACM), Engine Control Modules (ECM), electronic control modules, or other systems that store critical vehicle information.
EDRs are rapidly being adopted in camera-based Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Vision Systems to support some of the most important driver assistance functions like collision avoidance and minimizing crash impact and harm to the driver in the event of an accident. EDRs in ADAS Vision systems become even more important in fully autonomous cars, which are no longer a far-fetched idea but are rapidly approaching the marketplace. To enable high-reliability EDRs in automobiles and heavy vehicles, automotive manufacturers need low-pin-count, high-performance non-volatile memories to log user and sensor data continuously and to instantly capture system state data, in the case of power loss. Cypress’ new ExcelonTM-Auto family of Ferroelectric RAMs (F-RAM) meets these challenges head-on by offering a high-speed interface with fast writes and instant non-volatility.
ExcelonTM F-RAM Development Kit to Get Started
The Excelon development kit is a low-cost hardware platform that enables design and debug with Excelon F-RAM using the industry-leading Cypress PSoC 63 Line of MCUs. With the on-board low-power PSoC 63 controller and BLE connectivity, the Excelon development kit provides the key components needed to develop a secure and low-power IoT system with local, energy-efficient data-logging with Excelon F-RAM.
Visit the ExcelonTM F-RAM product page to learn more.