LIN Fail-Safe System Basis Chip

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  • Contains a full set of LIN ECU functions:
    • LIN transceiver
    • Voltage regulator for the microcontroller (5.0 V)
    • Enhanced window watchdog with on-chip oscillator
    • Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) for the microcontroller
    • ECU power management system
    • Fully integrated autonomous fail-safe system
  • Designed for automotive applications:
    • Supports 14 V and 42 V architectures
    • Excellent ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) performance
    • +-8 kV ElectroStatic Discharge (ESD) protection Human Body Model (HBM) for off-board pins
    • +-4 kV ElectroStatic Discharge (ESD) protection IEC 61000-4-2 for off-board pins
    • +-60 V short-circuit proof LIN-bus pin
    • Battery and LIN-bus pins are protected against transients in accordance with ISO 7637-3
    • Very low sleep current
  • Supports remote flash programming via the LIN-bus
  • Available in:
    • Small 6.4 mm x 7.8 mm HTSSOP24 package with low thermal resistance
    • Small 8 mm x 11 mm HTSSOP32 package with low thermal resistance

LIN transceiver

  • LIN 2.0 and SAE J2602 compliant LIN transceiver
  • Enhanced error signalling and reporting
  • Downward compatible with LIN 1.3 and the TJA1020

Power management

  • Smart operating modes and power management modes
  • Cyclic wake-up capability in Standby and Sleep mode
  • Local wake-up input with cyclic supply feature
  • Remote wake-up capability via the LIN-bus
  • External voltage regulators can easily be incorporated in the power supply system (flexible and fail-safe)
  • 42 V battery related high-side switch for driving external loads such as relays and wake-up switches
  • Intelligent maskable interrupt output

Fail-safe features

  • Safe and predictable behavior under all conditions
  • Programmable fail-safe coded window and time-out watchdog with on-chip oscillator, guaranteeing autonomous fail-safe system supervision
  • Fail-safe coded 16-bit SPI interface for the microcontroller
  • Global enable pin for the control of safety-critical hardware
  • Detection and detailed reporting of failures:
    • On-chip oscillator failure and watchdog alerts
    • Battery and voltage regulator undervoltages
    • LIN-bus failures (short-circuits)
    • TXDL and RXDL clamping situations and short-circuits
    • Clamped or open reset line
    • SPI message errors
    • Overtemperature warning
  • Rigorous error handling based on diagnostics
  • Supply failure early warning allows critical data to be stored
  • 23 bits of access-protected RAM is available e.g. for logging of cyclic problems
  • Reporting in a single SPI message; no assembly of multiple SPI frames needed
  • Limp-home output signal for activating application hardware in case system enters Fail-safe mode (e.g. for switching on warning lights)
  • Fail-safe coded activation of Software development mode and Flash mode
  • One SPI readable device type identification
  • Software-initiated system reset


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