APIX3 - Third Generation

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The full-featured Inova products based on APIX3 technology are currently available for purchase!

The third generation of APIX (APIX3) is targeted to address the enhanced requirements for Infotainment and Cockpit architectures in vehicles. Those architectures support multiple automotive UHD resolutions in car displays based on the most recent and future generations of high performance SoC.

The new APIX3 technology supports transmissions of up to 6 Gbps over one shielded twisted pair (STP) cable and up to 12 Gbps over a quad twisted pair (QTP) connection.  This is four times the speed of the previous APIX2 generation. APIX3 supports video with HD and Ultra HD displays.

APIX3 offers a number of unique features for in-car video, such as:

  • Enables the transmission of multiple video channels on one connection (which supports advanced cockpit architectures);
  • Supports 100 Mbps Ethernet and other serial interface protocols;
  • Provides advanced diagnostic capabilities, including cable monitoring, for preventative detection of cable degradation.

By supporting different cable media (such as STP, QTP and coaxial), APIX3 reduces the cost of cables to car manufacturers, OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. It provides scalable bandwidth, which means it can be used from entry-level to high-end systems.

The APIX3 IP is available for licensing and Socionext is its first licensee.  Inova is also working with its partners to establish a full supporting ecosystem, including cables and connectors.

The new APIX3 technology is backward compatible with APIX2.  It provides full duplex communication channels, and an active equalizer to automatically adjust to transmission lines individually, thus allowing plug and play connectivity.  It also provides compensation for cable aging and temperature.

APIX3 follows safety-relevant (ISO26262) applications, and meets automotive EMI and robustness requirements.

APIX3 PRODUCT LIST

INAP590TAQ
INAP590TAQ
INAP562TAQ / INAP592TAQ
INAP562TAQ / INAP592TAQ
INAP563TAQ / INAP593TAQ
INAP563TAQ / INAP593TAQ
INAP564TAQ
INAP564TAQ
INAP565TAQ / INAP595TAQ
INAP565TAQ / INAP595TAQ
INAP562RAQ / INAP592RAQ
INAP562RAQ / INAP592RAQ
INAP563RAQ / INAP593RAQ
INAP563RAQ / INAP593RAQ

APIX3 Transmitters

TX/RX

Part Number

Package

Size (mm)

HDCP

Number of

Video Channels

Video Interfaces

Ethernet

Audio Channels

SPI

AShell

MOQ

MSL

TX

INAP562TAQ

aQFN

11x11

no

2

HDMI / DSI x 2

yes

8

Single Dual

yes

176

3

TX

INAP563TAQ

aQFN

11x11

no

2

HDMI 1.4a

yes

8

Single Dual

yes

176

3

TX

INAP564TAQ

aQFN

11x11

no

2

DSI x 2

yes

8

Single Dual

yes

176

3

TX

INAP565TAQ

aQFN

11x11

no

1

DSI

yes

8

Single Dual

yes

176

3

TX

INAP590TAQ

aQFN

11x11

yes

2

HDMI 1.4a

yes

8

Single Dual

yes

176

3

TX

INAP592TAQ

aQFN

11x11

yes

1

HDMI / DSI x 2

yes

8

Single Dual

yes

176

3

TX

INAP593TAQ

aQFN

11x11

yes

2

HDMI 1.4a

yes

8

Single Dual

yes

176

3

TX

INAP595TAQ

aQFN

11x11

yes

1

DSI

yes

8

Single Dual

yes

176

3

APIX3 Receivers

TX/RX

Part Number

Package

Size (mm)

HDCP

Number of

Video Channels

Video Interfaces

Ethernet

Audio Channels

SPI

AShell

MOQ

MSL

RX

INAP562RAQ

aQFN

11x11

no

1

CSI/DSI/LVDS

yes

8

Single Dual

yes

176

3

RX

INAP563RAQ

aQFN

11x11

no

1

CSI/DSI/LVDS

yes

8

Single Dual

yes

176

3

RX

INAP592RAQ

aQFN

11x11

yes

1

CSI/DSI/LVDS

yes

8

Single Dual

yes

176

3

RX

INAP593RAQ

aQFN

11x11

yes

1

CSI/DSI/LVDS

yes

8

Single Dual

yes

176

3

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