Automotive gauge cluster design runs Linux
Jun 10, 2009, 01:32 (3 Talkback[s])
"The design was a collaborative effort with Freescale
Semiconductor, which furnished its telematics-focused MPC5121e SoC.
The MPC5121e is built on 90nm CMOS technology for low power
consumption, and integrates a 400MHz PowerPC, 2D/3D graphics core,
and a programmable media-processing core optimized for real-time
audio functions (see farther below for more information).
"Like Ford's new SmartGauge cluster designed for its 2010 Ford
Fusion Hybrid, the Yazaki design offers a dynamic GUI interface to
simulate analog instrumentation and report on a variety of
telematics and related information in a small space. Yakuzi offers
a more three-dimensional effect by displaying indicators, fuel
gauge, and speedometer information on different levels, as well as
adding tunnels and a tapered bezel over the LCD, says Yazaki."