It was a while back that Texas Instruments announced that they would be shifting their focus from the mobile processor industry to other industries, like the automobile for instance, and sure enough it looks that way. Both Texas Instruments and Audi have announced a new partnership in which Texas Instruments’ Jacinto 5 processor will be making its way into Audi’s next-gen infotainment system which is powered by QNX, but is formally known as MIB High. Texas Instruments has promised that with the new Jacinto 5 processor, they will be able to offer up “stunning digital audio” and “feature-rich vehicle interfaces”. This will also mark a diversification move at Audi as they have previous relied exclusively on NVIDIA’s Tegra as their chipset of choice for these high-end systems. We have yet to hear how this next-gen infotainment system will sound like, or how it will handle, but hopefully Texas Instruments will be able to deliver as promised.
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