Automotive 1 Gbit/s Link Goes Standard

  • Thomas Rothhaupt
Part of the VDI-Buch book series (VDI-BUCH)


The growth in complexity of highly integrated semiconductors is a challenge for the industry. Semiconductors with a lot of pins are bigger, more difficult to handle during manufacturing and are more vulnerable to malfunctions. With APIX (Automotive PIXel link) initially developed by INOVA Semiconductors there is now an industry accepted technology available to address these limitations. APIX is a 1 Gbit/s differential serial link capable of handling video streams in harsh automotive environment, enabling chip designers to replace parallel interfaces with a 2-pin serial interface for video pixel data reducing the number of pins on chips significantly. This addresses the need of next generation automotive applications using cameras and displays.


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  1. [1]
    J. Valldorf, W. Gessner, Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2007. Springer, Berlin 2007.Google Scholar
  2. [3]
    APIX Data Sheet, INOVA Semiconductors.Google Scholar
  3. [4]
    APIX Protocol Tester Product Document, Agilent.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Rothhaupt
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  1. 1.INOVA Semiconductors GmbHMünchenGermany

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