Monolithic Power Systems Launches MPSafe Range
Company launches portfolio of safety-oriented automotive-qualified products
Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (MPS), a provider of semiconductor-based power electronics solutions, has announced the launch of its automotive MPSafe portfolio of safety-oriented automotive-qualified products developed in accordance with the ISO26262 Functional Safety Product Development Process.
The ISO26262 international standard has become a core requirement to address the risks of failure in electrical and electronic systems as the automotive industry pursues increasingly autonomous, connected, and electrified cars.
The MPSafe product development process ensures that applicable automotive products are able to help customers meet various Automotive Safety Integrity Level, or ASIL, requirements. The ISO26262 standard identifies four ASIL ratings, ranging from A to D. ASIL A represents the lowest degree of automotive hazard (ex. for brake lights), while ASIL D represents the highest degree of automotive hazard (ex. for autonomous drive compute). As electronic systems in vehicles become more sophisticated and critically or solely relied on to provide oversight and control, it is necessary that they are developed with the highest degree of rigour.
MPS's new line of MPSafe automotive-grade products has been developed using a process that follows the guidelines stipulated by the ISO26262 standard and is suitable for up to ASIL D. Thanks in part to close collaboration with the automotive industry, MPS will offer a suite of MPSafe products. Examples of solutions now sampling include the MPQ79500FS MPSafe 6-Channel Voltage Monitor, MPQ79700FS MPSafe 12-Channel System Sequencer, and MPQ70240FS MPSafe Multi-Channel Camera PMIC.