MCU portfolio extended for secure, high-speed automotive networking instrument clusters and body applications

03-07-2017 | Cypress | Automotive Technologies

New devices for sampling in its Traveo automotive MCU family has been announced by Cypress Semiconductor, providing secure, high-speed networking for classic instrument cluster applications. These new MCUs support the CAN FD standard for high-speed, in-vehicle networking, allowing large amounts of data to be exchanged between each CAN node. Integrated eSHE support enables these devices to secure data on in-vehicle networks and prevent unauthorised connections to ECUs. The new MCUs offer advanced system features, including high-quality sound and graphics, and can drive up to six traditional mechanical gauges.

“Our newest 40nm MCUs add to the industry-leading scalability of the Traveo platform for instrument clusters, giving automotive customers options for simple displays in mass-market vehicles up to our MCUs for advanced 3D color graphics in luxury vehicles,” said Takeshi Fuse, senior vice president of the Automotive Business Unit at Cypress. “These new offerings open up cost-effective implementations with high-performance and advanced features to classic instrument cluster applications, including support for CAN FD and eSHE to address industry demand for high-speed in-vehicle networking with advanced security.”

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