X-FAB Silicon Foundries Extends High Temperature XA035 Foundry Process

X-FAB Silicon Foundries has added 28 new devices to their enhanced XA035 high-temperature 0.35 micrometer foundry process. The XA035 technology for high-temperature applications with its new primitive devices and additional options is available now for tape-ins. The process is ideal for charge balancing applications such as in batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles. The extended temperature range also makes it ideal for control devices inside the combustion or electric engine housing. The technology can be used for motor control and power management or power conversion applications for a wide range of voltages in industrial, medical or consumer systems.

Enhanced XA035 High-Temperature .35 Micrometer Foundry Process

  • 28 new fully characterized devices, including 13 high-voltage devices with reduced Ron, bipolar devices, and OTP programming capability
  • Additional 5V gate oxide option covers operating voltages of 5V, 45V, 70V and 100V
  • Devices are precisely modelled and documented with detailed model guide descriptions
  • Reliability lifetime calculator tool that predicts the lifetime vs. temperature trade-off for a given mission profile in temperature and operating conditions
  • Includes a new library providing components for electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection
  • Industry’s first fully characterized process to simultaneously support operating voltages up to 100V and operating temperatures of 175 degrees Celsius
  • Enables the design and manufacture of new-generation integrated circuits (ICs) that require highly efficient power management for harsh environments
  • Ideal for charge balancing applications such as in batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles
  • Applicable for control devices inside the combustion or electric engine housing
  • Can be used for motor control and power management or power conversion applications for a wide range of voltages
  • XA035 process meets the quality standard defined by the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) AEC-Q100
  • 45% reduction in on-resistance of the new N-type and P-type DMOS transistors reduces overall system costs
  • XA035 process design kit covers all major electronic design automation (EDA) platforms
  • Includes exact models for all high-voltage transistors
  • Variety of dense standard cell libraries, each optimized for area, speed, low power or low noise

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