IDT Automotive Solutions

Electronics IndustrySouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 4/2016

IDT Automotive Solutions

IDT is a global provider of high-performance, energy-efficient analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and application-specific ICs. The company was established in 1980 in San Jose, California.

At the end of 2015, IDT completed the acquisition of ZMDI, which brought the company a highly regarded automotive and industrial business, as well as high-performance programmable power devices and signal conditioning solutions. IDT’s design centre in Bulgaria, IDT Bulgaria Ltd. - former ZMD Eastern Europe, was established in 2008 for the design, marketing and sales of ASICs and ASSP, as well as all related activities.

Besides ASIC design services for TR1 and TR2 customers, the Automotive and Industrial Division (AID) of IDT offers a wide range of standard products. The most extended range is their sensor signal conditioners (SSC) range - chips which provide low noise transformation and calibration of the analog parameters like temperature, pressure, voltage to digital signal.

Besides this, the universal driver chip for exterior mirror is the smallest footprint chip in the world with a 6A driving capability. This unique chip is managing all functions of the modern exterior mirror: folding, bending, heating, electrochromatic, blind spot detection and LED driving. With ARM M0 and the extended application package it decreases the prototyping cycle of the customer and minimizes the BOM. IDT’s battery management product allows control of the lead battery charge and is part of start-stop systems of the new cars.

Recently, IDT has started offering wireless chargers for cars of 15W and PMIC (power management chip) for Infotainment systems. The ISO26262 compliance ensures reliability and a lifetime guarantee, as well as decreases the time to market.

IDT Bulgaria currently employs 70 in its two locations - Varna and Sofia - covering all steps in the process from marketing to delivery of characterized prototypes. The capabilities of the application team are extended with EMC characterization laboratory and mechanical lab with 3D printer offering quick and reliable prototyping of the final product.