Demonstration of VNC® Automotive technology on the new CSRatlas7 Display Audio SoC
TU-Automotive, Detroit, 3rd June 2015: RealVNC® today announced that its VNC MirrorLink™ Automotive SDK will be showcased this week at TU-Automotive Detroit 2015 by CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE) on booth C117. CSR, the supplier of connectivity, location, audio and System on Chip (SoC) technologies will demonstrate how the solution enables smartphone to vehicle connectivity, leveraging MirrorLink technology and VNC Enhanced mode, as part of its demo of CSRatlas7™.
CSRatlas7 is CSR’s latest Display Audio SoC which integrates infotainment, connectivity and location features to accelerate time to market. The high-quality, but cost-effective turnkey application processor enables OEMs to integrate exciting new features in entry and mid-level vehicles. VNC Automotive is fully MirrorLink Certified™, and offers OEMs using CSRatlas7 a high quality and robust solution which will allow drivers to access content and applications from their mobile devices via the head unit.
“Adding RealVNC support to the CSRatlas7 platform will enable our aftermarket and OEM customers building entry and mid-level navigation, infotainment and telematics solutions, to offer functionality normally reserved for high-end systems,” comments Manfred Schlett, Vice President Platform Marketing at CSR. “By integrating RealVNC’s technology into a turnkey solution we will enable our customers to get to market fast with the functionality that consumers want.”
CSR were able to seamlessly integrate VNC Automotive onto the new platform, which meets the needs of complex infotainment systems by integrating a dual-core CPU and GPU architecture and peripherals including Bluetooth®, Software Defined Radio (SDR), GNSS baseband, an audio DSP and high quality audio-codecs components.
“Our work with the automotive industry is resulting in widespread adoption of VNC Automotive as a connectivity standard and we are delighted to continue our partnership with CSR,” said Tom Blackie, Vice President Mobile at RealVNC. “There is no doubt that drivers want access to the content and applications on their mobile devices in-vehicle, and CSR is in a great position to deliver this capability to its OEM customers.”