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Automotive Solutions

The automotive industry is rich in innovation as the car morphs into the most advanced consumer electronics device available today. The worldwide light vehicle sales are forecasted to grow from 77Mu in 2011 to 111Mu in 2020 according to LMC Automotive. As many as 80 to 100 microcontrollers drive today's advanced features such as autopilot, advanced diagnostics, predictive and self-intelligence, and advance driver assistance systems.

For more than a decade, Cypress and Spansion have been designed into multiple applications within the vehicle such as automotive engine controls, infotainment, and instrument cluster systems. With the focus on the automobile market, Cypress now offers a broad automotive product portfolio including non-volatile memory, microcontrollers, analog and HMI devices. It provides a complete solution for advanced automotive electronic systems and meets the critical design requirements driven by car OEMs.

Because automotive applications subject components to extreme operating conditions, Cypress' automotive-grade products adhere to the most stringent standards in the industry, including:

  • ISO/TS 16949 quality management system (Cypress is currently operating under the requirements of ISO/TS 16949 and is undergoing a re-certification. For the current status of Cypress’s certification, please direct inquiries to
  • Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) guidelines for ICs
  • Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Zero-defect quality commitment


CapSense for Automotive Infotainment
CapSense for Automotive Infotainment Applications
When designing capacitive touch sense technology into automotive, one needs to keep in mind that the CapSense device exists within a larger framework. 
CapSense for Automotive non-infotainment applications
When designing capacitive touch sense technology into automotive, one needs to keep in mind that the CapSense device exists within a larger framework. Careful attention to every level of detail from...
Typical HVAC systems consist of a series ASICs or MCUs which control several brushless DC motors, fans, AC compressor, and heating coils. Additionally, semi and fully-automatic HVAC systems will...
Motor Control
Power windows, doors, mirrors, and seats share common elements in motor control systems. PSoC 3 offers platform development for multiple configurations as well as the ability integrate all...
Passive Keyless Entry Switch
In passive keyless entry systems, capacitive sensing is used for the detection of approach of driver to the car door handle using touch buttons or proximity. This sets up the trigger for encrypted...
Touch screen and track pad solutions for Automotive Infotainment applications
When designing truetouch technology into automotive, one needs to adhere to certain best practices and designing standards. Careful attention to every level of detail from PCB/ITO layout to user...
Ultrasonic Parking Assistance System
This figure represents an ultrasonic parking assistance system(UPAS) with the implementation of a four-channel ultrasonic distance measurement system using PSoC. The implementation in the block...