Microchip adds to LIN 2.1/SAE J2602-2 family

Microchip has expanded its LIN portfolio to include a low power transceiver, system basis chip and new System in Package devices.

The LIN 2.1 and SAE J2602-2 compliant devices include high integration options, such as a voltage regulator, windowed watchdog timer, battery monitor output and mcu. They also offer high EMC and ESD levels of more than 15kV on the LIN bus and battery voltage pins. The voltage regulator that is integrated on some of the devices has been specifically designed to operate in the automotive environment and can withstand reverse battery conditions, +43V load dump transients and double battery jump starts. According to Microchip, this enables reliable communication in harsh environments, while reducing cost, complexity and space.