FREIBURG, Germany — Volkswagen is using the Micronas CDC 3207G and CDC 3272G dashboard controllers in its Touran compact-vans, the first time that an ARM-based controller is being used for applications in a car's interior.
The CDC 3207G/3272G are integrated dashboard controllers capable of driving up to seven stepper motors. They integrate the 16/32-bit ARM7TDMI RISC processor core.
Peter Zimmermann, market manager automotive at Micronas, said, “The CDC platform of dashboard controllers has been designed according to the requirements of our lead customers SiemensVDO Automotive and Volkswagen.”
“Based on a strong relationship with SiemensVDO Automotive AG, this is the first time that Micronas is making these specialized automotive IC designs available on the open market,” said Zimmermann.
The Micronas platform includes controllers for automotive applications in driver information, entertainment, body control and gateways used as a bridge between the different CAN networks in a car.