Voltage Regulator Functionality
Tue, 06/19/2007 - 12:38pm
AMI Semiconductor announces the release of devices that combine LIN (Local Interconnect Network) transceiver and voltage regulator functionality in a single low-power, mixed-signal chip. The AMIS-40615 and AMIS-40616 will allow automotive design engineers to improve the reliability while reducing the component count, power consumption and cost of LIN-based in-vehicle networking (IVN) applications. Designed to interface between a LIN protocol controller and the physical bus, the AMIS-40615 and AMIS-40616 are compact devices offering 3.3 and 5.0 V voltage regulation respectively. Target applications for the ICs will include remote keyless entry, electronic steering locks, alarms, window controls, mirror positioning, seat movement and other automotive systems.