Third-generation SBCs boosting performance and improving automotive system cost and energy efficiency.
Today, NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced the release of the industry’s most compact family of CAN System Basis Chips (SBCs), the UJA116x. It optimizes performance in a broad range of automotive ECU applications, such as steering, cameras and dashboards, where board space is at a premium.
"New cars today have over 50 ECUs (Electronic Control Units), making it imperative for suppliers to select solutions that are compact, cost-efficient and scalable," said Rob Bouwer, international product marketing manager at NXP Semiconductors.
In response to industry requirements to drive energy efficiency, the top-of-the-range UJA1168 also supports Partial Networking, a major innovation in power efficiency defined in the industry standard ISO11898-6. In current in-vehicle networking architectures, ECUs are always active and consuming power when the vehicle is in use. CAN Partial Networking changes this model by activating only those ECUs that are functionally required, while the other ECUs remain in a low-power state until needed. This equates to significant savings in power consumption and CO2 emissions.