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ATHENIS
 

 

Project Acronym ATHENIS
Title Automotive tested high-voltage embedded non-volatile memory integrated SoC
Start date 2008-01-01
End date 2008-01-01
Programme FP7-ICT
Description

 

More than 20% of the value of each car already comes from embedded electronics. Keeping costs and space for additional functionality low requires further integration of electronic components such as low and high voltage devices and memory on a single System-on-Chip (SoC). SoC technologies for segments with lower reliability requirements are already available.

However, there are no cost-effective technologies yet combining all of the harshest automotive reliability requirements for full SoC integration of powertrain ICs for engines, starters, alternators, etc. This barrier to powertrain IC SoC integration inhibits cost reduction and introduction of more fuel-efficient cars.

The purpose of ATHENIS is to provide proof of concept for the industry's first SoC technology platform that can surmount these integration barriers. The ATHENIS SoC technology platform is intended to be the first in meeting the combination of all of the harshest requirements including full reverse polarity capability at the low cost of CMOS, application voltages up to 120V, currents up to 10A, temperatures up to 200?C, embedded non-volatile memory, chip-level ESD up to =8kV HBM, and high logic gate densities.

 

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This will be achieved by combining HVCMOS technology from austriamicrosystems AG with MEMS-based 'Nanomech' embedded Non-Volatile Memory (eNVM) technology from Cavendish Kinetics. Innovative (patent pending) add-on technology modules such as reverse polarity HVCMOS and =8kV ESD structures for HVCMOS as well as automotive extensions for Nanomech will be developed. An alternator-like demonstrator with and without eNVM is selected for a worst-case proof of concept. eNVM will enable 'flexibility' to software-configure alternator systems for multiple car platforms.

Valeo Electrical Systems will provide system specifications, system development and system evaluation. The other research partners contribute the required novel characterization, reliability, test, and simulation methodology.

 

Coordinator

 

 

 

AUSTRIAMICROSYSTEMS AG

SCHLOSS PREMSTAETTEN, TOBELBADERSTRASSE 30
8141
UNTERPREMSTAETTEN
ÖSTERREICH

 

Other partners
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V Germany
FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER Italy
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA Italy
MASER ENGINEERING B.V. Netherlands
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN Germany
VALEO EQUIPEMENTS ELECTRIQUES MOTEUR SAS France
CAVENDISH KINETICS B.V. Netherlands

 

 


 

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