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F-RAM for Automotive Infotainment Systems
Automotive navigation systems and entertainment systems are often integrated into one infotainment system that allows both systems to access the vehicle’s audio system and display. This allows the navigation system to interrupt the entertainment system and communicate important driver information, like directions or traffic information, without the driver needing to intervene.
These systems use non-volatile memory to store settings, status, and navigation data on power loss. F-RAM is chosen for this application because it captures data instantly on power loss, without the help of batteries or capacitors, and has the high endurance required for frequent writes over the product lifespan. Automotive manufacturers require AECQ-100 qualified non-volatile memories, which Infineon provides with Grade 1 and Grade 3 Automotive F-RAM offerings.