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MIPI Alliance Expands Reach with New Automotive Working Group

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The MIPI Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, today announced the formation of the MIPI Automotive Working Group (AWG) to address the needs of the automotive ecosystem. The group is open to MIPI Contributor members.

Automotive platforms are heavily reliant on sensors and MIPI specifications will play a key role enabling sensor-based applications.

As the number of sensors continues to increase in the automobile to support passive and active safety, infotainment, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving systems, the need for interface specifications is apparent. Building upon the success of the MIPI Alliance Automotive Subgroup and Automotive Birds of a Feather (BoF) Group, the MIPI Board of Directors has approved the creation of the MIPI AWG.

“The approval of the MIPI Automotive Working Group marks a significant milestone for MIPI Alliance’s development activity,” said Joel Huloux, chairman of MIPI Alliance. “While MIPI’s focus is foremost on developing interface specifications for mobile devices, automakers already rely on MIPI’s industry-standard interfaces to enable a wide variety of applications. This additional focus on automotive is a natural extension to broaden MIPI specifications’ applicability.”

The first focus of the group will be to collaborate with other MIPI working groups on a new automotive physical layer specification for longer reach applications. This work will build upon the success of MIPI Alliance’s development of high-speed physical layer specifications that serve as essential interconnection in mobile and other devices. In addition, the group will look at other existing MIPI specifications and determine their adaptability to automotive use cases.

“We look forward to working with MIPI working groups and the MIPI Auto BoF to bring together automotive ecosystem requirements to support a high-speed serial data link,” said Matt Ronning, chair of the MIPI AWG. “MIPI’s Automotive Working Group will help align key interfaces for cameras, lidars, radars, displays and more with OEMs’ specific requirements in automotive. As new MIPI interfaces are developed, while rooted in mobile, they will now also have an eye toward automotive.”

“Standardization of all interfaces between subsystems, like surround sensors, and ECUs (electronic control units) is a prerequisite of modular concepts for automotive systems,” said Uwe Beutnagel-Buchner, vice chair of the MIPI AWG. “Additionally automotive systems stand to benefit from standardized interfaces to meet development, cost, testing and reliability requirements. Highly sensitive, mission-critical automotive applications also benefit from MIPI interfaces’ low electromagnetic interference (EMI), a capability that’s been proven in billions of mobile phones and other handheld devices.”

 

Join the MIPI Alliance Automotive Working Group

The MIPI AWG is seeking Contributor member participants to provide key input into current and future MIPI interface specifications. The Automotive Working Group will meet through regular teleconferences, as well as face-to-face sessions at MIPI member meetings.

To learn more about the AWG, visit: http://bit.ly/2Ffj075

The Auto BoF will remain in place to foster communication between the AWG and the automotive ecosystem. Qualified experts from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), tier-one suppliers, component suppliers and related are encouraged to join the existing MIPI Auto BoF, which is open to both MIPI members and nonmembers. To learn more and join the group visit: http://bit.ly/2FcVRX9

Additionally, MIPI Alliance will host a webinar “MIPI Alliance Extends Interface Standards to Support the Automotive Market,” on April 4, 2018, at 8:00 am PDT, 11 am EDT. To register, go to: http://bit.ly/2Fdmnzu

 

Join MIPI at ADAS Sensors 2018

MIPI Alliance is a sponsor the 3rd Annual ADAS Sensors Conference & Exhibition on April 4-5, 2018, in Detroit, Michigan. Learn more at: http://www.adassensors.com/index.html

To discover more about MIPI Alliance and to connect with its social networks, follow its Twitter page, join its LinkedIn group and like its Facebook page. To join MIPI Alliance, use the Join MIPI link on the organization’s site.

 

About MIPI Alliance

MIPI Alliance (MIPI) develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries. There is at least one MIPI specification in every smartphone manufactured today. Founded in 2003, the organization has 300 member companies worldwide and 14 active working groups delivering specifications within the mobile ecosystem. Members of the organization include handset manufacturers, device OEMs, software providers, semiconductor companies, application processor developers, IP tool providers, test and test equipment companies, as well as camera, tablet and laptop manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.mipi.org.

MIPI® is a registered trademark owned by MIPI Alliance. All other trademarks cited are the property of their respective owners.

 

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Industry’s First CAN Flexible Data-rate and CAN Partial Networking Transceiver Family Including Automotive Grade 0 Qualified Parts

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

CHANDLER, Arizona — The industry’s first family of Controller Area Network (CAN) transceivers including various automotive Grade 0 qualified parts is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP). The ATA65XX family adds six new devices to Microchip’s CAN portfolio.

The new family supports the recently established CAN FD (Flexible Data-rate) protocol for up to five Mbit/s communication speed and the new CAN PN (Partial Networking) standard for improved energy efficiency of vehicles. Therefore, the devices are fully compliant with the ISO 118980-2/5/6, 11898-2:2016 and the SAE J2962-2 standards. The ATA6562, ATA6563, ATA6564, ATA6565 and ATA6566 build the industry’s first automotive Grade 0 qualified CAN/CAN FD transceiver family with an ambient temperature rating of -40° to 150°C. The family also provides a CAN PN transceiver including a window watchdog. All devices in the family are approved by major car manufacturers for use without the external Common Mode Choke (CMC) that is required for most CAN transceivers.

“Microchip has one of the strongest and most complete CAN portfolios in the industry,” said Matthias Kaestner, vice president of Microchip’s automotive division. “Our transceivers ensure reliable communication in the harsh automotive environment with less external components and minimal board space, which leads to lower system cost.”

All family members include wake-up capability via CAN bus with dual wake-up pattern according to ISO11898-2:2016. A modern vehicle contains more than 70 Electronic Control Units (ECUs) with CAN interface.  This feature avoids unwanted power-up sequences, leading to significant energy savings and reduced emissions.

For more information about the ATA65XX family, visit: www.microchip.com/CAN

Development Support

The ATA65XX family is supported by the ATA656X-EK development kit, ATAB6570A development kit and the ATA6563 click board, all of which are available today.

Pricing and Availability

Microchip provides the new family in SO 8/14 and DFN8/14 packages with wettable flanks, ready for automatic optical solder-joint inspection.

The following products in the ATA65XX family are available today:

  • The ATA6562/63/64/66 is available in an SO8 package or DFN8 package with wettable flanks starting at $0.33 each in 10,000 unit quantities.
  • The ATA6565 is available in a DFN14 package with wettable flanks starting at $0.65 each in 10,000 unit quantities.
  • The ATA6570 is available in an SO14 package starting at $0.49 each in 10,000 unit quantities.

For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorized worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s website.  To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go Microchip’s easy-to-use online sales channel microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorized distribution partners.


About Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at www.microchip.com.


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