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Recommended for Automotive Designs

This product is recommended for design into automotive applications.  It has been tested and qualified in accordance with AEC-Q100 requirements.

In addition to the AEC-Q100 qualification, this product has been designed, developed and manufactured to meet the robustness, quality and reliability expectations of the automotive industry. Materials selection, Zero Defect quality controls and testing beyond the datasheet requirements minimize the potential for product failures. Additionally, stringent change control mechanisms are put in place to ensure that the quality and reliability demanded by automotive customers is consistently maintained over the entire lifecycle of the product.

Customer-specific test and quality control requirements may also be considered for these products. These special requirements must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and will require the use of a custom part number.

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Recommended for Automotive Designs

A product that contains the “Recommended for Automotive Designs” designation has been carefully selected as one that meets the criteria described above and encompasses the latest features and technologies available today from Microchip. In addition, many legacy products that also meet these criteria still exist and are fully capable for use in automotive applications.  These may no longer carry the “Recommended for Automotive Designs” designation as they have been superseded by newer products.

Automotive Ordering Codes

Special part numbers are used to identify automotive versions of products. Even for products that contain the “Recommended for Automotive Designs” designation, care must be taken to ensure the use of proper ordering codes for the automotive versions.

  • Part numbers that end with the suffix “VAO” are automotive standard products and can be ordered by any automotive customer. A PPAP is not provided for VAO part numbers.
  • PPAPs are available for any product that Microchip recommends for automotive designs.  For customers requesting a PPAP, a custom part number will be generated and provided in the PSW of the PPAP. In the case of product changes, the customer will receive a change notification which identifies only their affected part number. 
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Examples of Ordering Codes:

  1. PIC16F616T-I/SL
    Standard part number that does not contain sufficient controls for manufacturing, materials and change management necessary to maintain expected levels of quality and reliability for automotive applications.
  2. PIC16F616T-I/SLVAO
    Automotive standard part number which can be ordered by any automotive customer. No associated PPAP.
  3. PIC16F616T-I/SLV01
    Automotive custom part number associated with a PPAP that is unique to an individual customer.

Note: Some exceptions to the automotive ordering codes described above may exist for products originating at companies acquired by Microchip. For more information on the special ordering codes for automotive products, please contact your local sales representative.