ams Introduces First LIN Slave Companion IC
ams AG  (Unterpremstaetten, Austria) announced that the AS8530 is the world’s first miniature power/transceiver IC to support LIN slave applications, which complies with the ISO26262 functional safety standard. The AS8530 is a power management and communication device that includes a LIN 2.1 transceiver, a 50 mA LDO to supply a local micro and a reset generator in an 8-pin SOIC 8 package. As a differentiator, the AS8530 offers a series of system management functions through a shared pin serial interface, all within the same small, 8-pin SOIC8 package. Features include:
- Enhanced diagnosis functions provides built-in support for the requirements of ISO26262.
- 2-wire serial port routed through shared Enable and TX pins allows the device to read out status registers and provide diagnosis information to the system’s microcontroller.
- Supports additional features such as a window watchdog function and access to back-up registers to store data when the microcontroller shuts down.
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