A seat in a modern vehicle can soon become an extremely complex mechanical and electronic system when fitted into a top-of-range car where driver and passenger comfort is key.
With the possibility to fine tune a large number of position settings – backrest angle, seat height or width, just to mention a few – or the possibility to control its temperature using dedicated cooling/heating devices. Moreover, all those seat adjustments can be stored and retrieved at will.
The challenge is make sure that all the loads – including a range of electric motors – used to finely tune seat morphology are efficiently and reliably driven and controlled.
Our range of low-ohmic, fully protected high-side drivers, available in a variety of combinations including H-bridges arrangement for motors, SPC5 32-bit automotive-grade microcontrollers, power management ICs and system basis chips (SBC) can help design effective solutions for seat control.