HOUSTON, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) announces 12 new Hercules™ TMS570 ARM® Cortex™-R4 safety microcontrollers, complementary TPS65831-Q1 multi-rail safety power management integrated circuit (PMIC) and DRV3201-Q1 safety motor driver from TI. The Hercules TMS570 safety microcontrollers, along with TI's first functional safety PMIC and the industry's first functional safety motor driver, form a "safety motor control chipset" and maximize failure detection and mitigation while minimizing software overhead. The new motor control safety chipset adheres to the SafeTI-26262 and SafeTI-61508 design packages, helping customers more easily achieve ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 certification and accelerate time to market with safety-critical automotive and transportation motor control applications.
Perfect for advanced driver assistance systems, electric power steering, hybrid and electric vehicles, rail propulsion control, aviation anti-skid control, off-road vehicles and more, the newest Hercules TMS570 safety microcontrollers expand the product line to include 36 configurations from which customers can choose to meet application-specific needs. The new Hercules TMS570LS12x/11x floating-point safety microcontrollers provide additional memory and performance configurations with expanded motor control capabilities while the Hercules TMS570LS04x/03x safety microcontrollers provide a smaller package, lower cost, entry-line solution with integrated motor control interfaces. The compatible PMIC combines multiple power supplies and safety features in a single device to reduce design time and board space. First on the market to support start/stop functionality, the motor driver integrates functional safety architecture for protection and monitoring.
Features and benefits of the new Hercules TMS570 safety microcontrollers:
Features and benefits of TI's first functional safety PMIC, the TPS65381-Q1:
Features and benefits of the industry's first functional safety motor driver, the DRV3201-Q1:
Documentation, tools, software and support to ease safety-critical development
Pricing and availability
Hercules TMS570 microcontrollers range from $5 to $22 USD in 1,000-unit quantities and samples are immediately available for order. A variety of free software and tools ranging from $79 to $599 USD are listed above and available today. The TPS65381-Q1 will be available in a HTSSOP-32 (DAP) PowerPad package in December 2012 at $2.60 USD in 1,000-unit quantities. The DRV3201-Q1 will be available in a HTQFP-64 (PAP) PowerPad package in December 2012 at $3.10 USD in 1,000 quantities.
Texas Instruments driving innovation in automotive applications
TI offers a full suite of reliable, state-of-the-art semiconductor products that allow manufacturers and system suppliers to deliver world-class features to the automotive market. In addition to our extensive catalog of analog power management, interface and signal chain solutions, TI offers Hercules™ TMS570 safety microcontrollers, OMAP™ processors and wireless connectivity solutions, all with excellent product documentation and qualification to strict AEC-Q100 and ISO/TS 16949 standards. Whether improving system efficiency and safety or designing a vehicle that is more informative or fun, TI helps customers achieve their quality, reliability and cost goals and succeed in today's competitive automotive marketplace.
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