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Automotive Timing Solutions

Automotive evolution is proceeding at a blistering pace. Advanced features like autonomous driving, ADAS and in-vehicle Ethernet require highly-reliable timing devices with robust performance and tight stability under harsh environments. The demand for timing devices will soon be over 100 devices per vehicle. We offer the industry’s most reliable and robust clock and oscillator family by leveraging cutting-edge MEMS technology, advanced Phase-locked Loop (PLL) design and semiconductor packaging. We also provide a vast array of automotive-grade products, including buffers and clock generators.

Key Features

  • Best quality and reliability: AEC-Q100 qualified, 10 times lower DPPM than crystal oscillators
  • Wide operation temperature range: -40° to 125°C, meeting automotive grade 1
  • Superb shocking and vibration immunity: 500 times the shock tolerance and five times the vibration tolerance of crystal oscillators
  • Smallest size: 1.6 x 1.2 mm, saving 50% board space
  • Multiple output replaces up to four crystals/oscillators, reduces BOM cost

Key Applications

  • ADAS (Advance Driver Assistance Systems)
  • Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR)
  • Autonomous driving
  • Infotainment systems
  • In-vehicle Ethernet
  • Engine control modules
  • Instrument cluster

Learn More About Our Available Products

ADAS Infotainment Autonomous Driving In-Vehicle Networking Cluster Engine Control
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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is the fastest growing automotive application that employs leading edge Camera, Radar, and Vision Systems for safety and autonomous driving. Microchip’s automotive grade MEMS Oscillators exceed the reliability, temperature, and shock and vibration requirements for these timing critical systems.

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Infotainment Systems

Infotainment Systems (IVI/ICE) deliver the convenience, information, and entertainment in a safe and seamless fashion to the driver and passengers. The growing requirements of rich media and connectivity increase the system clock tree complexity and performance requirements. Microchip’s automotive grade MEMS oscillators provide high level of flexibility, integration, and best in class performance that will meet the system timing requirements.

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Autonomous Driving

Autonomous Driving systems employ leading edge sensing and control technologies to navigate the vehicle without the passengers input. Microchip’s automotive grade MEMS oscillators provide the most reliable timing reference to both sensory and control systems with robust performance across wide temperature ranges.

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In-Vehicle Ethernet

Ethernet connectivity provides the backbone for the next generation of vehicle communications over a single ubiquitous physical network. Whether it is advanced diagnostics, advanced driver assistance, or infotainment, Microchip’s Ethernet solutions clocked by automotive grade MEMS oscillators increase performance while reducing implementation cost for enabling the smart car.

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Instrument Cluster

The instrument cluster is the focal point of the driver for displaying critical information along with the status from various systems within the car. Microchip automotive grade MEMS oscillators provide highly reliable clock source to the SoC and connectivity chips with robust performance and excellent temperature stability.

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Transmission Control

Transmission Control Unit (TCU) is the system that monitors and controls the vehicle’s automatic transmission operation. Input from multiple sensors is processed to optimally select gears, achieving improved engine emissions, fuel consumption, stable handling, and gear shift system reliability. Microchip automotive grade MEMS oscillators replace the traditional quartz crystal/oscillator with a robust and highly stable clock signal across the automotive grade 1 temperature range.

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Please email us at tcg_help@microchip.com for more information about automotive oscillators and clock generators.