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Automotive ASIC Design and Supply

Swindon is a global leader in the design and supply of automotive grade ASICs and MEMS pressure sensors, from their world leading TPMS pressure sensing devices through to their Battery Management System (BMS) solutions for the emerging electric vehicle market. AEC Q100 and ISO26262 is all about ensuring stringent quality and reliability.

Market leading, higher performance, smaller size, lower cost, lower power consumption and longevity combined resulting in a world class solution and supply chain.

Global Leader

Swindon is the global leader, supplying over 50% of the total demand for Tyre Pressure Monitoring systems (TMPS) ASICs.

Sensor Interfaces

Performance without compromising on power consumption, size and cost.  We develop sensor interface solutions for all sensor types.

Emerging Technologies

Swindon is at the forefront of the autonomous and electric vehicle revolution with innovative ASIC solutions.

ISO 26262 Automotive Functional Safety

With the ever increasing awareness of personal safety and protection within vehicles, Swindon develops market leading solutions that provide the driver with unprecedented levels of safety and reliability and adhere to the strict ISO 26262 standards. Constant product development and state of the art innovation means that a Swindon solution provides our automotive partners with many years of reliable, safety driven products and solutions giving both a technical and a commercial advantage.

Our many years of experience in designing and supplying innovative Automotive ASIC solutions has resulted in Swindon being the preferred partner of choice for many marques of car, commercial vehicles and trucks and our TPMS range of devices being fitted to over 50% of cars sold today and in applications where ISO 26262 is demanded.

Case Studies – Some Examples

TPMS

The TPMS chip market is led globally by Swindon Silicon Systems who provides Sensata with all of its semiconductor design , production test and logistical requirements. Tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) have been widely deployed to address safety and environmental issues on all types of vehicles across the globe.

Battery Management Systems

The adoption of batteries is becoming ubiquitous and demand for intelligent sensing technologies is growing considerably, applying our expertise in mixed signal ASICs and sensing to help create a technically compelling, certified and cost-effective products.

ABS

Swindon’s Automotive IC expertise is also firmly rooted in Assisted Braking Systems (ABS) in trucks and our solutions provide the driver with unprecedented levels of safety and reliability. One example is where we had to meet the design challenges but also to have the capability to provide a competitive full turnkey approach and guarantee supply for the lifetime of the product.

Swindon was able to specify, design and supply an ASIC that met all of these demands, and provide a solution that enabled the detection of wheel speed so that the braking control system could react accordingly when the brakes were applied. Detection and compensation of the wheel speed across different wheel sizes was fundamental and the power also had to be minimised, as the ASIC is only active when the brakes are applied.

Full Custom Analogue and Mixed Signal IC Solution

Swindon provides full ASIC development services from initial specifications to the supply of tested and calibrated ASICs including analogue and mixed signal design, test, packaging, component production, logistics and supply chain management. Swindon also provides full evaluation, characterisation, automotive qualification (AEC Q100) and full failure analysis in accordance with defined industry standards such as TS 16949.

This full turnkey solution enables our customers to be able to focus on their core competencies whilst Swindon designs, manufactures, tests and supplies their custom ASIC solution to anywhere in the world.

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Custom IC Builder

 IC Builder is a new way for designers to visualise what their mixed signal ASIC and MEMS solution may look like for their application.

Click by click,  progressively add the functions required for your intelligent sensing application and see what your resulting package could look like. 

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