Simplify automotive designs with AUTOSAR-ready devices and ecosystem

09-06-2022 | Microchip Technology | Automotive Technologies

For automotive developers wishing to develop scalable applications for future technology while also fulfilling the latest automotive requirements, Microchip Technology Inc. offers a comprehensive ecosystem around AUTOSAR-ready dsPIC33C DSCs to facilitate accelerated development and a high level of system optimisation whilst lowering total system cost.

The company is expanding its comprehensive portfolio of dsPIC33C DSCs to cover the large memory segment with the new ISO 26262-compliant dsPIC33CK1024MP7xx family. This new family of devices with 1MB Flash allows automotive software applications such as AUTOSAR, OS, MCAL drivers, ISO 26262 functional safety diagnostics and security libraries. The family of devices also contains a high-performance CPU with deterministic response and specialised peripherals for general automotive, advanced sensing and control, digital power and motor control applications.

“The AUTOSAR-ready dsPIC33C DSCs enable designers to achieve a high level of system optimisation by implementing AUTOSAR-based applications, functional safety goals and security use cases in a single microcontroller (MCU) while meeting robust automotive application requirements,” said Joe Thomsen, vice president of the MCU16 business unit at Microchip Technology. “This opens up a world of opportunities for designers looking to work with Microchip while expanding into e-mobility and advanced sensing and control applications.”

“We have worked with our partners to offer an integrated solution to simplify development for automotive OEMs and Tier 1s,” said Matthias Kaestner, vice president of Microchip’s automotive products business unit. “The integrated solution gives insights into the AUTOSAR-based development. It simplifies evaluation of an ECU project using AUTOSAR 4.3.x and enables customers to get familiar with the systems based on dsPIC33 AUTOSAR-ready DSCs quickly.”

The company has developed its functional safety packages that comprise FMEDA reports, safety manuals and diagnostic libraries to cover the ISO 26262-compliant dsPIC33CK1024MP7xx DSCs. These AUTOSAR-ready dsPIC33C DSCs, used together with its TA100 CryptoAutomotive security ICs, facilitate the implementation of robust security in automotive designs.