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Stand-alone LIN transceivers enhance battery life

Posted: 25 May 2010     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:LIN transceiver  automotive  EMD  ESD 

MCP2003/4 LIN transceivers

Microchip delivers the MCP2003/4 stand-alone LIN transceivers that are 3rd party-LIN/J2602 approved and satisfy the stringent requirements of automotive manufacturers. Their current-consumption ratings are among the lowest in the LIN transceiver market, allowing for extended battery life and more efficient non-ignition-switched applications.

The AEC-Q100-certified MCP2003 and MCP2004 transceivers are also compliant with the LIN Bus 1.X/2.0/2.1 and SAE J2602 standards, and feature ESD and EMC performance for reliable communication in extremely harsh environments.

The MCP2003/4 family represents Microchip's third generation of LIN/SAE J2602 transceivers, following the company's previous-generation MCP2021/2 transceivers with an integrated voltage regulator. The MCP2003/4 family's EMC performance results in more robust designs that are less susceptible to system faults. This feature also lowers costs by making systems more efficient, with few to no external components required.

"Microchip is committed to aligning our new LIN products with customer requirements, giving them a competitive, high-performance LIN solution," said Bryan J. Liddiard, VP of marketing with Microchip's analogue and interface products division. "This is exemplified by the release of our MCP2003/4 stand-alone LIN transceivers, which meet and exceed major automotive manufacturer requirements, while maintaining industry-leading low power consumption, and high ESD and EMC performance. These stand-alone transceivers complement our rapidly growing LIN portfolio, giving customers more flexibility when designing their LIN systems."

The MCP2003/4 transceivers are appropriate for applications in the automotive market, including rain sensors, sunroofs, window lift and many other sensor or actuator-based systems. The devices are also appropriate for many non-automotive applications, including those in the industrial (e.g. large lawn mowers, golf carts, metering and door locks); medical (e.g. motors and control panels on wheel chairs, and hospital beds); and appliance markets (e.g. washing machine and stove control panels and sensors).

The MCP2003 and MCP2004 transceivers are available in 8-pin PDIP, SOIC and 4 mm x 4 mm DFN packages, for Rs.29.09 ($0.63) each, in 10,000-unit quantities for all package options.

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