Beijing, China – January 28, 2021 – Silicon Labs (also known as “Silicon Technology”, NASDAQ: SLAB), a leading supplier of chips, software and solutions committed to building a smarter and more connected world, recently launched its AEC- SmartClock used in Q100 compliant Si5332-AM clock generator seriesTMThe new technology expands more functions for the silicon-based automotive clock solution portfolio widely used in the industry. The new SmartClockTM technology can actively monitor the reference clock to detect potential failures and provide built-in clock redundancy.
James Wilson, General Manager of Silicon Labs Clock Products, said: “Automotive Electronic designs have traditionally relied on quartz crystals and oscillators, which are prone to failure throughout their service life. As the requirements for clocks in automotive applications become more and more complex, so The number of precision clocks required is also increasing. Our SmartClockTMThe new technology provides new tools for system designers to actively monitor the operating status and reliability of the system clock and improve the flexibility and operability of each design. “
If a fault condition is detected, SmartClockTMInformation will be shared with external system microcontrollers or system security managers, and they will instruct Si5332-AM to switch to a redundant backup source to ensure that the system continues to operate safely. In applications that only need to monitor a single clock, the new Si5118-AM SmartClockTMThe synthesizer can run between the reference clock source and the endpoint. These innovative functions help solve the increasingly complex clock challenges in the electronic design of automotive networks, advanced driver assistance systems, autonomous driving, and in-vehicle infotainment systems (IVI)/digital cockpit applications.
The new products and functions currently available are as follows:
· In the Si5332-AM clock generator product series, SmartClockTMHealth monitoring, fault detection, and local reference backup are brand new customizable features that can be enabled using Silicon Labs’ ClockBuilder Pro configuration software
· New independent Si5118-AM SmartClockTM synthesizer
· New version of 12-output Si5332-AM clock generator
· New version of 10-output Si53350-AM buffer