Increased safety for drivers and passengers is relentless quest that pushes automakers to include an increasing number of active and passive safety systems like airbags, electronic stability control (ESC) and anti-lock braking systems (ABS) as well as improve the performance of their existing solutions. At the same time, the driving experience can be enhanced with systems like electric power steering, electric parking brakes, and active suspension systems just to name a few.
The challenges for automakers are known: in addition to ensuring their reliability, all these systems need to be small in size and weight, use energy efficiently and they must be at the right price point.
To help manufacturers meet their design targets, we have an extremely wide offer that spans from SPC5 32-bit automotive microcontrollers to a complete range of standard Power MOSFETs as well as low- and high-side and H-bridge smart power switches, DC and stepper motor drivers and highly optimized system basis chips (SBC).
Our portfolio includes also automotive-grade MEMS accelerometers, gyroscopes and inertial measurement units (IMUs) that meet the requirements for safety applications.