Based on its 3rd generation of high-voltage SOI (EZ-HV) processes developed specially to handle power, analog and digital devices on a single die, NXP has announced:
• A new suite of efficient power supply products including GreenChip PFC and SR controllers to replace energy inefficient diode rectification circuits with cost efficient IC implementation in computing, consumer and industrial power supplies. With over 400 million products in the market, the GreenChip family makes it easier and more cost-effective for power supply manufacturers to comply with energy efficiency specifications such as 80PLUS® and ENERGY STAR®.
• For the automotive markets, the TJA1021 is the industry’s first certified LIN 2.1 transceiver, ensuring reliable communication between electronic control units within the car. Thanks to SOI, it virtually eliminates any potentially perilous miscommunication in the electrically noisy and hazardous automotive environment. In addition to its superior energy efficiency and price performance, this level of performance enables manufacturers to build electronic control units without incorporating external ESD protection, thus reducing overall system costs.