System-in-Package Solution for Automotive LIN Networking Applications
Thu, 05/21/2009 - 5:04am
Atmel® Corporation announces the availability of a new System-in-Package (SiP) solution for LIN automotive networking applications. The ATA6616, featuring maximum integration, is the second member of Atmel's new LIN SiP family. It combines Atmel's LIN System Basis Chip (SBC) ATA6624 - including LIN transceiver, voltage regulator, watchdog - and a member of Atmel's AVR®microcontroller family - the ATtiny87 with 8k Flash memory - in a single package. With this highly integrated solution, customers can create complete LIN nodes using just one IC. The ATA6616 (8 KB Flash) is fully compatible with the current ATA6617 (16 KB Flash), thus allowing customers with lower memory requirements to effortlessly switch to the new device and immediately realize cost savings. All devices in the LIN SiP family are based on Atmel's second-generation LIN IP, which offers good EMC and ESD performance. This IP is optimized for low-cost LIN slave applications thus enabling system cost reductions of up to 30%.