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Car body and convenience applications are evolving to increase the comfort of both drivers and passengers. Vehicle manufacturers need solutions that have the flexibility to cover a wide range of car models and a broad range of options. These solutions need to communicate increasing amounts of data to enable decentralized control, enhanced functional safety levels, as well as efficient diagnostic and maintenance capabilities. Body control modules (BCM) are increasingly being used to control multiple vehicle functions, with integration becoming a key discriminator. Cost-effective flexible semiconductor solutions for BCMs depend upon having the right technology for the application needs.

ST has the broadest product portfolio dedicated to body and convenience solutions, covering interior and exterior lighting systems for bulbs, xenon HID and LEDs and drive controllers for stepper, brushed and brushless DC motors. We provide complete solutions for seat positioning and trunk, mirror, window, wiper and lock control as well as everything required for automatic climate control systems. In addition, we supply connectivity solutions to link all the sub-systems together, whether with LIN, CAN or Ethernet.

Our proven automotive grade Smart Power technologies, Bipolar-CMOS-DMOS (BCD) and VIPower can combine multiple functions on a single chip to provide unprecedented levels of integration. Our CMOS and discrete power technologies complement the Smart Power technologies and our wide range of automotive packages completes the offer.

 

Automotive Gateway
Automotive Gateway
A gateway is a central hub that securely and reliably interconnects and transfers data across the many...
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Automotive USB Type-C Power Delivery
Automotive USB Type-C Power Delivery
USB Power delivery is the next frontier for in-car charging of phones, tablets and mobile PCs: a common cabling for data and power delivery is instrumental to ...
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Body Control Module (BCM)
Body Control Module (BCM)
Body control modules (BCM) depend on highly reliable electronic components to monitor and control...
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Car Exterior Lighting
Car Exterior Lighting
Automotive exterior lighting systems including turn signals, headlights and taillights are a standard fitting in any vehicle ...
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Dome Module
Dome Module
Dome modules, generally placed at the top of the car roof, control dome and map lights as well as convenience lighting designed to illuminate ...
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Door Control Module
Door Control Module
Door modules, in their simplest form, need to be able to reliably control standard loads such as those presented by door locking motors. In more complex ...
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Door Lock
Door Lock
Power door locks are increasingly becoming a standard fitting even in entry-level cars, while becoming more complex to include trunk and ...
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Head-Up Display (HUD)
Head-Up Display (HUD)
The Head-up Display (HUD) reduces dangerous distractions by displaying key…
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Heating System
Heating System
Heating systems are becoming increasingly complex when all the possible options – seat and cabin heaters, windshield defrost, heated/cooled ...
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HVAC and Climate Control
HVAC and Climate Control
Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems provide an essential level of cabin comfort. In Premium vehicles, the complexity ...
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LED Lighting System
LED Lighting System
In all automotive lighting systems, LEDs are replacing existing technologies due to their inherent power efficiency, increased lifetime ...
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NFC Keyless Entry
NFC Keyless Entry
Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled cards or smartphones provide a convenient and secure...
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Power Distribution
Power Distribution
The electrification and digitalization of vehicles means that power distribution can no longer rely on a block containing a collection of fuses ...
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Seat Control
Seat Control
Even car seating cannot escape innovation: Extremely complex mechanical and electronic systems...
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Trunk Control System
Trunk Control System
Trunk control is in its own right a fairly complex system with all the motorized arms and latches used to implement power trunk lifts, power lift gates ...
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