Technology solutions for automotive applications

ADAS is driving electric and autonomous vehicle innovation, and LIDAR is critical in showing the way. Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) hold the promise of the future of driving, which reduce distractions for drivers that can often lead to accidents on the roadways.
From lane departure assistance and collision avoidance to pedestrian detection, the autonomous driving market for embedded vision solutions means big opportunity for not just drivers but the designers who create new ADAS applications. The market potential, in fact, is expected to balloon to $42.4B by 2021, according to the Embedded Vision Alliance.

ON Semiconductor has all the core technologies for the massive opportunities in vehicle electrification as well. Product offerings include IGBTs, high voltage gate drivers, super junction rectifiers, high voltage MOSFETs, high voltage DC-DC, as well as wide band gap (WBG) developments in silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) for next generation solutions. Beyond silicon development, investments in advanced packaging include high power modules, single/dual sided cooled and dual sided direct cooled packages.

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In today’s automotive landscape, there are higher capabilities than ever across computational, sensing, and actuating, all of which ensure that system designs can produce autonomously controlled vehicles whether it’s for actively assisting basic driving functions or even to help prevent accidents.

MARS: Modular Automotive Reference System

Platforms like MARS help developers and engineers create next generation systems by providing a complete imaging solution for camera system development. Not only does this reduce the design effort involved in deploying these systems, it also speeds time to market by offering the resources required to develop a working solution quickly.

Designers can unite different combinations of communication standards, image signal processors and image sensors within MARS’ unique, compact form factor. What’s more, the included component boards sport consistent signal/power interconnect to enable users to swap individual boards, creating a wide range of options for experimenting, while eliminating the need for constructing custom boards. The result is a highly flexible solution where the various modules are fully interchangeable.

Automotive Image Sensors

ON Semiconductor’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle solutions include park assist, rear and surround view cameras, lane departure warning, mirror replacement, advanced braking, collision avoidance, and in-cabin/front systems—the most critical of which are also ISO-26262/ASIL capable.

Key product attributes:

  • Image sensors from VGA to 8 MP, supporting the full complement of viewing applications
  • More than 2 billion sensors shipped
  • World-class development tools
  • 360 degree and birds-eye surround view
  • Image sensor processors (ISP)
  • LED flicker mitigation technology
  • First automotive image sensor with cybersecurity
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Reducing carbon emissions and dependency on oil can easily be addressed through increasing vehicle efficiency through electrification. We can replace mechanical or hydraulic systems with electric systems by electrifying light vehicles in a variety of application. For instance, we can address hydraulic power steering with electric power steering or mechanical or hydraulic pumps, such as a water pump, with an electric pump.

SiC Diodes

ON Semiconductor newest family of 650 V silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky diodes offers the combined system benefits of higher efficiency, higher power density, smaller footprints and enhanced reliability.

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ON Semiconductor can support simple through to fail-safe messaging with a broad base of network options. Designers can access high quality automotive connectivity solutions backed by an extensive product families of LIN and CAN products as well as Systems Basis Chips (SBC backed by ON Semiconductor’s analog IP. Plus, ON Semiconductor supports FlexRay for control of powertrain safety critical activities..

FlexRay™ In-vehicle Networking

ON Semiconductor’s FlexRay transceivers are fully compliant to the FlexRay Physical Layer Specification V3.0.1. The transceiver is a bus driver (BD), and it accomplishes the physical interface between the communication controller and the bus medium. Designed for critical powertrain and safety information, it realizes bus communication without data collision.

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System Basis Chips (SBC)

SBC (system basis chips) offer a cost effective, high performance, reliable approach to multiple LIN & CAN configurations. These products support linear voltage regulation, controlled through an SPI interface. They possess various power-saving modes—such as standby, sleep, stop, and other features such as wakeup, and watchdog timer.

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SiC Diodes

LIN (local interconnect network) and CAN (controller area network) transceivers have become the cost effective standard for basic and efficient communications within light vehicles. ON Semiconductor offers a wide portfolio of LIN devices, all compliant to LIN V2.X, J2602 and ISO17987-7:2016. CAN devices from ON Semiconductor meet all ISO11898-2:2016 requirements, and are designed for superior ESD and EMC performance. The portfolio supports both body and powertrain focused applications, and includes low speed, high speed, and CAN-FD transceivers in a variety of advanced packages.

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From individual LEDs to complex LED lighting strings, ON Semiconductor supplies products and solutions for a variety of automotive applications, including interior, RGB, accent, and complex rear tail lights as well as scalable systems for advanced LED Mechatronic and Pixel Front-Lighting Systems. What’s more, designers can also access a strong portfolio of SPI and LIN motor control options for tilt and swivel control within the front lamp assembly.

Advanced Front Lighting Systems (AFLS)

Today’s AFLSs combine motors, sensors and an LED matrix to control intensity and direction of light. ON Semiconductor’s wide lighting portfolio help support the fast-growing automotive front lighting market, offering power management (DC-DC current source), stepper motor drivers for tilt and swivel and pixel controllers.

Exterior lighting

Enhance both safety and style with LED exterior lighting systems backed by ON Semiconductor discrete, linear programmable constant current devices. These linear current regulator/controllers can control rear combination lamps, day time running lights as well as turn signals, allowing for two different programmed levels for illumination on stop and tail lights and slew rate control in order to eliminate EMI concerns.

Interior lighting

LEDs for interior automotive lighting continue to grow in popularity for more than just replacing incandescent bulbs, but also for accent and maker applications. ON Semiconductor offers discrete and monolithic solutions for both simple and complex automotive solutions; for instance, the two terminal constant current regulators (CCRs) are economical yet robust devices to regulate current whereas LIN RGB LED drivers that combine a LIN transceiver with a RGB LED driver and memory, provide a single-chip RGB driver intended to monitor dedicated multicolor LED applications.

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