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Atmel’s new ATA6663/64 transceiver families

Posted on November 22, 2010
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With its high-voltage SOI process, Atmel’s new ATA6663/64 transceiver families for LIN automotive networking applications take 10x less wake-up power and can reduce system costs by 40%.

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Atmel has received LIN2.1 certification

Posted on July 30, 2009
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Atmel has received LIN2.1 certification for its LIN transceiver ATA6662 and LIN System Basis Chip ATA6624, which are manufactured in SMART-I.S., the company’s SOI technology.

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Under the Hood

Posted on December 3, 2008
In ASN #11, End-User Apps, SOI In Action
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Atmel is putting SOI-based smart-power into chips for car body electronics and powertrain applications. Atmel’s automotive division leverages the company’s innovative mixed-signal BCD-on-SOI technology, known as SMART-I.S.®. This has enabled a new range of high-end chips for automotive electronic products that are smaller, smarter, more cost-effective and more versatile than ever before.

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At the China Auto Electronics show

Posted on July 16, 2008
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At the China Auto Electronics show, Atmel announced driver ICs in BCD-on-SOI that enable engine-mounted electronics for control of small motors or valves.

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Atmel credits its SMARTIS™ BCD-on-SOI technology for the advanced capabilities of three new families of automotive ICs

Posted on October 31, 2007
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Atmel credits its SMARTIS™ BCD-on-SOI technology for the advanced capabilities of three new families of automotive ICs. The ATA6836 half-bridge driver IC features high-temperature operation and increased reliability for both passenger car and 24V truck applications. The ATA662x family of highly integrated LIN system basis chips sets new benchmarks for EMI performance. And the highly-integrated […]

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Atmel claims the industry’s best EMC performance

Posted on May 11, 2007
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• Atmel claims the industry’s best EMC performance with its new ATA6662 stand-alone LIN bus transceiver IC for automotive electronics. It also announced the ATA6831 driver IC for smooth DC motor control with reduced noise in automotive and industrial applications. Both are based on the company’s high-voltage BCD-on-SOI technology (SMARTIS™), enabling a broad range of […]

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SPOTlight on Smart Power

Posted on May 11, 2007
In ASN #7, In & Around Our Industry, R&D/Labnews
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SOI-based Smart Power Innovator Atmel leads new Medea+ program. Atmel, a leading proponent of SOI for Smart Power, is heading up a new Medea+ program called SPOT-2 (program #2T205), for Deep Sub-micron Smart-Power Technologies. The 3-year program aims to develop a new generation of Smart Power Technologies for automotive and consumer applications. More than a […]

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Atmel is using SOI instead of bulk BCDMOS for it SMARTIS™ technology

Posted on December 6, 2006
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• Atmel is using SOI instead of bulk BCDMOS for it SMARTIS™ technology. Result: chips in its new driver-IC family for automotive high-temperature applications are more reliable and can run at up to 200°C (150°C ambient). That means they can go very close to a hot engine to control flaps in turbochargers or exhaust gas […]

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SOI By Design

Posted on April 6, 2006
In ASN #4, Design & Manufacturing, In & Around Our Industry
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The widening availability of tools and services is good news for designers in the fabless/foundry arena considering the move to SOI. Leading foundries have made the investments in manufacturing on SOI. Those that have taken the final steps – finalizing electrical characterization, constructing SPICE models, integrating design tools and building libraries – are winning business. […]

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