Power supply monitoring IC has self-diagnosis for functional safety

Designed for automotive application power supply systems the BD39040MUF-C, by Rohm Semiconductor, has built in self-test (BIST).

It supports functional safety and provides monitoring functions for the power supply systems of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) sensor modules. For functional safety, to meet the highest safety requirement level (ASIL) it is necessary to detect potential failures of the power supply monitoring function itself. In addition to voltage monitoring functions (power-good, reset) and a watchdog timer for monitoring the engine control unit, the BD39040MUF-C is the first to introduce a self-diagnostic function, claims Rohm. The IC makes it possible to detect a potential failure of the power supply IC itself without affecting existing systems. Both the reference voltage and oscillator circuits are multiplexed to enable continuous mutual monitoring between systems in order to improve safety during normal operation.

The BD39040MUF-C easily supports functional safety in existing systems without any changes of power supply sequences. Additionally, the watchdog timer for the ECU can be adjusted via external resistance and the effective monitoring timing arbitrarily set to on/off.

The BD39040MUF-C has an input range of 2.7 to 5.5V and is supplied in a compact, 3mm square package.

Applications include radars, cameras and sensors for ADAS/automated driving, ECUs, electric power steering, dashboard cluster, LCD panels, infotainment, lamps
and other power systems requiring functional safety measures beyond ASIL-B.

Rohm Semiconductor develops and manufactures low power microcontrollers, power management and standard ICs, SiC diodes, MOSFETs and modules, power transistors and diodes, LEDs and passives components such as resistors, tantalum capacitors and LED display units and thermal printheads in manufacturing plants in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, China and Europe.

Rohm Semiconductor Europe has its head office near Dusseldorf, Germany serving the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.


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