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Parrot brings automotive infotainment to the next level

11 May 2016

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Parrot Automotive has recently announced Octopus 3+, which embeds an ARM Cortex-A5 processor with a fully-featured Linux system, as well as Parrot connectivity middleware for Bluetooth, telephony, voice recognition, media, etc. Promising remarkable digital and analogue radio reception, the latest offering enables global radio reception: AM, FM, DAB, DAB+, DRM, DRM+, DVB-T2 Lite and HD Radio standards.

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The O3+, which features an Ethernet, CAN and USB interface, is running modern processing algorithms that made the success of the Octopus Chip series: fast and accurate channel estimation, multipath rejection, Doppler Effect compensation and MRC diversity, detailed the company. Thanks to its background scanning and diversity capacities, the Octopus 3+ is also an all-in-one high- end radio solution. As a result, it enables best-in-class reception of radio in motion, even at very high speeds.

The Octopus 3+ addresses all major radio standards deployed throughout the world, thus providing car makers with a single solution for global deployment, lowering R&D, testing and qualification costs. The Octopus 3+ plays its part in building an increasingly connected in-vehicle environment at an affordable cost. In addition, this universal component delivers the processing power required by any variation of smart antenna or media box application. The Octopus 3+ is offered to all major Tier-1 auto suppliers as a reference design.

The Octopus 3+ is AEC-Q100 qualified and available in a 14mm x 14mm BGA package.

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