Freescale expands industrial IC portfolio

Freescale expands industrial IC portfolio

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By eeNews Europe

The company is building on its expertise in automotive to bring more than 20 chips to the fast-growing industrial automation market. It is adding analog devices to its microcontrollers and sensors. Analog offerings include: system basis chips (SBCs), battery management sensors, power drivers and power switches.

Many of the chips – and 95 percent of Freescale’s analog products for industrial – are included Freescale’s product longevity program, which provides assurance of supply for a minimum of 10 or 15 years. Many products also feature functional redundancies, system health monitoring, and system fault controls that play critical roles in building system safety.

In addition Freescale has its own SafeAssure functional safety program which is designed to help system manufacturers achieve system compliance with functional safety standards for automotive and industrial markets including; including compliance with International Standards Organization (ISO) 26262 and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61508.

“With safety and reliability expertise honed by our long history in the automotive market, together with Freescale’s complementary and broad portfolio of MCUs and sensors, Freescale’s industrial analog products enable comprehensive systems solutions designed to help our customers compete and win in the marketplace," said James Bates, senior vice president and general manager of Freescale’s analog and sensors business, in a statement.

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