Freescale S12 MagniV Mixed-Signal MCUs Help Solve Automotive Electronics Technology Challenges in China

  Freescale S12 MagniV Mixed-Signal MCUs Help Solve Automotive Electronics
  Technology Challenges in China

Chinese automakers address explosive growth in China automotive market with
Freescale’s innovative, highly integrated MCU concept

Business Wire

SHANGHAI -- May 29, 2013

Automobile sales in China are booming, with a 13 percent year-over-year gain
for April 2013, according to the China Association of Automobile
Manufacturers. At the same time, the amount of electronic content per vehicle
continues to increase as automakers add features to differentiate themselves
in this highly competitive market. To help address the need for cost-effective
vehicle electronic systems, the Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) S12 MagniV
mixed-signal microcontroller (MCU) portfolio offers Chinese automakers highly
integrated, single-chip solutions that are extremely reliable and easy to
develop with, while helping reduce the bill of materials and overall
manufacturing costs.

“The S12 MagniV single-die solution helps us achieve functionality that
previously required multiple devices,” said Jin Zhefeng, senior manager of the
Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) Technology Center. “It also
helps us achieve higher reliability while saving board space, reducing the
bill of materials and greatly improving compatibility across devices.”

Traditionally, automotive electronic system designs have required multiple
components – some created with a high-voltage process to connect to the
battery and power actuator outputs, as well as MCUs created with a low-voltage
digital logic process. This poses a challenge when the end application has
space limitations. S12 MagniV MCUs address this challenge by integrating an
analog front end and MCU, providing a comprehensive single-chip solution for
applications such as anti-pinch window lifts, instrument clusters and
brushless DC motors.

By combining the latest CAN- and LIN-based S12 MagniV devices with the latest
Qorivva MCU body control module in a networked system, car OEMs are able to
eliminate up to 20 pounds of copper wiring and board components, reducing
vehicle weight and further improving fuel economy.

“By incorporating Freescale S12 MagniV mixed-signal MCUs into the development
of STEC’s second-generation anti-pinch window lift modules, we were able to
save costs, reduce board size and shorten time to market,” said Mo Yongcong,
executive director of the Shanghai SIIC Transportation Electric Co., Ltd.
(STEC) Research and Development Center. “The S12 MagniV device exceeds
traditional multi-component solutions and enables us to lead the way in this
fiercely competitive market.”

Through several joint technology labs in China, Freescale is helping
accelerate the introduction of innovative designs into the automotive market.
Freescale and Tongji University in Shanghai developed an anti-pinch window
lift reference design, which demonstrates the capabilities of the S12 MagniV
portfolio. This reference design is based on the S12 MagniV S12VR MCU and is
ideal for the development of power windows and sun roof systems.

In addition to collaborating with Tongji University, Freescale participates in
automotive joint labs across China with partners including ChangAn Motor,
Chery, Foton Motor, Dongfeng Motor and FAW. Freescale helps advance the
Chinese automotive electronics market through these relationships and also by
offering a number of technical design seminars across the country aimed at
providing the content and insight needed to help attendees increase
productivity and inspire new designs.

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About Freescale

Freescale Semiconductor(NYSE: FSL) is a global leader in embedded processing
solutions, providing industry leading products that are advancing the
automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors
and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity –
our technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world
greener, safer, healthier and more connected. Some of our key applications and
end-markets include automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next
generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical
devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is based
inAustin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and
sales operations around the

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