Automotive clusters are the collection of indicators and gauges typically placed in a car’s dashboard just in front of the steering wheel. These clusters inform the driver of the vehicle’s critical operations and statuses, such as speed, mileage, rpm, oil life, and other warning indicators. The increasing integration of electronics and software into automotive systems has meant that many cluster systems have transitioned from being mainly mechanical or only having simple digital displays to hybrid options and fully digital or even reconfigurable visual display systems. Of course, new features also bring greater levels of design complexity. As with all automotive components, those used in cluster system designs must meet strict EMI and temperature requirements so that consumers and manufacturers can feel confident in improved comfort and convenience, while also being safe and minimizing driver distraction.
Our broad portfolio of automotive-grade parts includes power modules, PMICs, step-up and step-down converters, and linear regulators. These highly efficient components meet stringent temperature and EMI requirements, while still simplifying system design and minimizing overall solution size.
MPS’s reliable, cost-effective solutions provide everything you need to design the next generation of automotive cluster systems.