LIN – A real “Plug 'n' Play” Bus System?

The continuous growth of electronic content in cars allows improvements in comfort, safety and fuel economy. Integrating these functions requires the application of multiple bus systems to guarantee that the applicable modules can communicate at the required speed and safety levels. The vehicle manufacturers have developed different bus network standards to minimize cost while maximizing the performance.

The latest development in this area is now accepted on all new development platforms: The LIN bus (local interconnect network) - focusing primarily on the comfort area. Thanks to LIN it is possible to affordably interconnect the steadily increasing number of comfort functions. Additionally LIN can be implemented in applications that were previously impossible to network due to the prohibitive incremental cost of the networking features.

New demands require new solutions. A pure IC development for LIN slaves now becomes a complete system development.

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