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Ford Motor Company Selects Analog Devices’ Automotive Audio Bus™ for its Next-Generation Infotainment Systems


January 19, 2016
By Business Wire News

NORWOOD, Mass.

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) announced today that the Ford Motor Company has selected the Automotive Audio Bus™ (A2B) as its primary infotainment network technology with in-vehicle deployments starting in 2016. ADI’s A2B technology is capable of distributing audio and control data together with clock and power over a single, unshielded twisted-pair wire, enabling advanced, feature-rich infotainment systems while reducing system costs in wiring-intensive automotive applications.

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Ford will use the AD2410 transceiver, the first product in the A2B portfolio, in four vehicle platforms moving to production in 2016. The A2B series also includes the AD2401 and AD2402 transceivers that have been specifically tuned for microphone connectivity, making them particularly well suited for applications such as active noise cancellation, hands-free, and in-car communications.

“We’re extremely pleased that Ford has selected the A2B technology for its infotainment systems,” said Vlad Bulavsky, general manager, Automotive Cabin Electronics Business, Analog Devices. “As an early adopter of the A2B technology, Ford has been a great partner and instrumental in refining the feature set of future A2B devices.”

A2B devices meet all relevant automotive ESD, EMI, and EMC requirements, are fully AEC-Q100 qualified, and operate over the extended automotive temperature range (-40C to +105C).

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Analog Devices designs and manufactures semiconductor products and solutions. We enable our customers to interpret the world around us by intelligently bridging the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure and connect. Visit http://www.analog.com.

Automotive Audio Bus is a trademark of Analog Devices, Inc.

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