ON Semiconductor electrifies automotive industry

ON Semiconductor provides comprehensive solutions for automated driving, vehicle electrification, conventional powertrain, lighting, and body electronics applications. We are a top 10 global semiconductor supplier to the automotive industry, with more than two decades of success delivering innovative, automotive grade semiconductor solutions, addressing key vehicle electronics systems. ON Semiconductor is the #1 supplier of CMOS image sensors for viewing and Automated Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), and integrated circuits for Advanced Front Lighting Systems (AFLS). We have an industry leading portfolio of more than 10,000 automotive grade (AEC) products. ON Semiconductor is committed to rigorous quality standards that address the demands of the automotive industry.

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Today’s modern vehicles are equipped with computational, sensing, and actuating capabilities that enable the design of systems that can autonomously control vehicle motion in order to assist the driver. These automated vehicles have the capabilities to actively assist the driver in the operation of the vehicle and prevention of accidents.

MARS: Modular Automotive Reference System

The Modular Automotive Reference System (MARS) is a complete imaging solution for camera system developers and software developers working on automotive imaging applications. MARS gives engineers and software developers the fundamental building blocks needed to create next generation imaging systems, while reducing the design effort and resources required to develop a working solution.

Using the modular mix & match approach offered by this unique compact form factor platform, designers can bring together different combinations of image sensors, co-processors (Image Signal Processor) and communication standards. The component boards have consistent signal/power interconnect definitions to enable users to swap individual boards, creating a wide range of options for experimenting, while eliminating the need for constructing custom boards. The result is a highly flexible solution where the various modules are fully interchangeable.

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Automotive Image Sensors

ON Semiconductor develops semiconductor solutions for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Vehicles, including park assist, surround/rear view cameras, lane departure warning, advanced braking, mirror replacement, collision avoidance, and in-cabin/front ADAS systems. Critical components within these systems are ISO-26262/ASIL capable.

Key products and attributes:

  • Image sensors from VGA to 8 Mp, supporting the full complement of viewing applications
  • Over 2 billion sensors shipped
  • World-class development tools
  • 360 degree and birds-eye surround view
  • Image sensor processors (ISP)
  • LED flicker mitigation technology
  • First automotive image sensor with cybersecurity

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Vehicle Electrification will be a key technology to reduce carbon emission, increase vehicle efficiency, and reduce dependency on oil. By electrifying light vehicles, we can replace hydraulic or mechanical systems with electric systems; for example, hydraulic power steering with electric power steering, and mechanical or hydraulic pumps, such as a water pump, with an electric pump.

ON Semiconductor has all the core technologies for vehicle electrification. Our power products and solutions offering includes IGBTs, high voltage gate drivers, super junction rectifiers, high voltage MOSFETs, high voltage DC-DC, as well as wide band gap (WBG) developments in silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) for next generation solutions. Beyond silicon development, investments in advanced packaging include high power modules, single/dual sided cooled and dual sided direct cooled packages.

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SiC Diodes

ON Semiconductor newest family of 650 V silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky diodes offers the combined system benefits of higher efficiency, higher power density, smaller footprints and enhanced reliability.

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SiC diodes

Automotive MOSFETs

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MOSFET driver chip

ON Semiconductor supplies products and solutions that support a broad base of network options, from simple messaging to fail-safe messaging. Our extensive product families of LIN and CAN products, and our ability to create Systems Basis Chips (SBC) from our analog IP, enables us to service a wide variety of connectivity applications in the vehicle. Beyond LIN and CAN, ON Semiconductor supports FlexRay for control of powertrain safety critical activities.

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FlexRay™ In-vehicle Networking

ON Semiconductor’s FlexRay transceivers are fully compliant to the FlexRay Physical Layer Specification V3.0.1. The transceiver is a bus driver (BD), and it accomplishes the physical interface between the communication controller and the bus medium. Designed for critical powertrain and safety information, it realizes bus communication without data collision.

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LIN/CAN In-vehicle Networking

LIN (local interconnect network) and CAN (controller area network) transceivers have become the cost effective standard for basic and efficient communications within light vehicles. ON Semiconductor offers a wide portfolio of LIN devices, all compliant to LIN V2.X, J2602 and ISO17987-7:2016. CAN devices from ON Semiconductor meet all ISO11898-2:2016 requirements, and are designed for superior ESD and EMC performance. The portfolio supports both body and powertrain focused applications, and includes low speed, high speed, and CAN-FD transceivers in a variety of advanced packages.

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System Basis Chips (SBC)

SBC (system basis chips) offer a cost effective, high performance, reliable approach to multiple LIN & CAN configurations. These products support linear voltage regulation, controlled through an SPI interface. They possess various power-saving modes—such as standby, sleep, stop, and other features such as wakeup, and watchdog timer.

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ON Semiconductor supplies products and solutions that control individual LEDs to complex LED lighting strings. The company designs LED drivers and power supplies for all forms of automotive lighting, including interior, RGB, accent, and complex rear tail lights; as well as scalable systems for advanced LED Mechatronic and Pixel Front-Lighting Systems (PFLS). In addition to lighting solutions, we offer SPI and LIN motor control options for tilt and swivel control within the front lamp assembly.

Advanced Front Lighting Systems (AFLS)

Today’s advanced front lighting systems (AFLS) utilize a combination of sensors, motors, and an LED matrix to adjust the direction and intensity of the light beam. As a leader in automotive LED lighting solutions, ON Semiconductor offers a wide portfolio of products and solutions that enable the growing automotive advanced front lighting market. These solutions include power management (DC-DC current source), pixel controllers, and stepper motor drivers for tilt and swivel. Our products support modular designs, allowing for a different number of LED strings; as well as flexible design options, supporting multiple car platforms with the same electronics.

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Exterior Lighting

Styling and safety are enhanced with the addition LED exterior lighting systems. ON Semiconductor provides a variety of discrete, linear programmable constant current devices designed for regulation and control of LED based lighting systems. These linear current regulator/controllers are able to drive rear combination lamps, day time running lights, and turn signals. They allow for two programmed levels for Stop and Tail illumination, and also slew rate control to eliminate EMI concerns.

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Interior Lighting

LED interior lighting continues to grow in popularity, not only as incandescent bulb replacement, but for maker and accent applications. ON Semiconductor offers a variety of discrete and monolithic solutions for a full range of applications. These include simple solutions such as our two terminal constant current regulators (CCRs), which are economical, robust devices that provide an effective solution for regulating current in cost sensitive automotive LED applications. More complex solutions include LIN RGB LED drivers that combine a LIN transceiver with a RGB LED driver and memory, providing a single-chip RGB driver intended to monitor dedicated multicolor LED applications.

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Automotive solutions

ON Semiconductor's automotive solutions brochure provides everything you need to develop innovative solutions

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Transportation solutions

From vehicle electrification to automotive infotainment and ADAS, Avnet helps you lead the pack in transportation solutions.


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Application Note

Automotive Imaging Power Architecture and Design

Imaging system input and intermediate voltages play a critical role in design. Learn how to optimize automotive imaging modules.

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Application Note

Motor Control and Diagnostics for AFS

Learn about Adaptive front lighting (AFS) —a new smart automotive application gaining acceptance

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