Cars and vehicles contain some of the most complex electronic systems used by most of us daily. Car body and convenience applications are constantly evolving to increase the comfort of drivers and passengers.
Data buses and intelligent modules are located throughout the car body to control the various loads, lamps, motors, solenoids in applications such as:
ST's broad range of mixed analog digital technologies with power driving capability, and system-on-chip (SoC) devices allow innovative and integrated solutions to the highly automated systems found in cars.
ST’s key products for body and convenience applications are:
Those functions can be also implemented stand alone or integrated with other applications. Regardless the implementation ST, with a broad portfolio of BCD, CMOS and power technologies, can provide complete BCM and gateway solutions, including bus transceivers, regulators and high performance microcontrollers with network protocol handlers’ on-chip. A sampling of ST products that are applicable to the integration of those systems can be found in the following block diagram.