STMicroelectronics Successfully Designs Automotive Circuits

How the company’s Bipolar, CMOS and BCD technology have fared in intelligent power applications.


Widely-adopted by the automotive IC industry, the Bipolar, CMOS, DMOS (BCD) technology for intelligent power applications invented by STMicroelectronics has benefited automotive IC designers and their consumers for over a decade. The BCD technology (Figure 1) has required innovative techniques to ensure that automotive ICs can stand up to the harsh environments and high reliability requirements that are key to automotive technology such as airbags, ABS, fuel injectors, power steering, and 800 volt hybrid electrical vehicle power systems.

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