Automotive-grade configurable mixed-signal ICs available now

08-08-2019 | Dialog Semiconductor | Automotive Technologies

Dialog Semiconductor has released its first-to-market Configurable Mixed-Signal IC (CMIC) for the automotive industry, the SLG46620-A.

In the current advanced automotive market, manufacturers are expected to implement the latest safety, comfort and self-driving features which necessitate an ever-growing number of ICs. Current solutions targeted at maintaining these functions are restricted by discrete implementations and standard ICs, needing a large BOM to support.

The highly versatile SLG46620-A satisfies these challenges by bringing Dialog’s GreenPAK platform to the automotive space, giving lower project costs, accelerated time to market and unified development flows. This CMIC, together with other members of the family, substitute dozens of components in automotive applications to optimise flexibility, footprint and BOM reduction.

Each automotive-grade part can be programmed to fulfil multiple AEC-Q100 qualified ICs, with functionality including power sequencing, system reset, LED control, voltage monitoring, frequency detection, sensor interfacing and more. Every custom, factory-programmed IC is allotted its own part number, top marking, automotive-grade datasheet and PPAP. In production, the customer’s unique GreenPAK configuration will be factory programmed and tested to assure it satisfies its functional specification to automotive reliability levels.

“Automotive electronics designers will benefit greatly from the flexibility and low latency that the SLG46620-A CMIC device offers,” said Tom Sandoval, senior vice president Automotive Business Segment of Dialog Semiconductor. “Because GreenPAK products quickly and efficiently process asynchronous inputs, the SLG46620-A is ideal for implementing functional safety features. This is just the first device in a family of CMIC Automotive products that Dialog will deliver to this exciting, evolving market.”

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