Semiconductor and the Bosch Group’s Automotive Electronics division announced the
creation of an automotive airbag reference platform for the growing automotive
safety segment in emerging markets such as India and China.
new airbag reference platform is based on chipsets from Freescale’s Qorivva
32-bit microcontroller (MCU) family and Bosch’s Airbag ASSP family and works
with sensors from both companies. It demonstrates how Freescale’s Qorivva
MPC560xP MCU family, a scalable MCU used for safety applications, works with
the Bosch’s CG147 Airbag ASSP family, a single, integrated airbag system IC
that combines power supply, firing loops, sensor interfaces, and a safety
With this new reference platform, Bosch and Freescale
are enabling local suppliers to adopt an airbag safety solution that helps them
improve time to market, reduce design risks, is easy to use and affordable, and
delivers the highest automotive quality standards,” said Henri Richard, senior
vice president and chief sales and marketing officer for Freescale.
reference design platform comes with preloaded demonstration software. Sales
and application support for their respective components will be
offered by Bosch
and Freescale individually.
platform based on a proven ASSP and MCU chipset is the key to fulfilling market
demand fast,” said Erich Biermann, senior vice president of
engineering for Bosch Automotive Electronics. Combining BoschÂ´s scalable
range of Airbag ASSPs with Freescale’s Qorivva MCU family enables ECU makers to
tailor their systems exactly to the market needs.”