CHANDLER, Ariz. ‚â€” Microchip Technology Inc. [NASDAQ: MCHP] announced the MCP2021 and MCP2022 (MCP202X) LIN/SAE J2602 transceivers. The new devices are 3rd party-LIN/J2602 approved, OEM approved, and AEC-Q100 certified to meet the stringent requirements of global automotive manufacturers worldwide. The transceivers include built-in voltage regulators and are compliant with the LIN Bus 2.0/2.1 and SAE J2602 standards, as well as the previous-generation LIN 1.X standards.
With their built-in voltage regulator, the MCP202X transceivers reduce the number of external components needed, which increases system reliability and reduces overall design size. The transceivers‚â€™ proven robustness and world-class ESD performance enable reliable communication in even harsh environments, with minimal or no external components required. Additionally, the devices‚â€™ industry-leading low emissions eliminates the need for external shielding, which is of particular interest to noise-sensitive systems such as car radios, in-car entertainment systems, GPS navigation, mirrors, steering-wheel control and garage-door openers. Low power consumption in operational and standby modes (115 and 16 micro Amperes, respectively) makes the MCP202X transceivers suitable for non ignition-switched applications, and helps to extend battery life.