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System-Oriented Integrated Circuit Technologies and Their Application to Automotive Functions
Published May 09, 1995 by Associazione Tecnica Dell'Automobile in Italy
In the mid-eighties a breakthrough in smart-power technology made it possible to integrate on one chip bipolar, CMOS and DMOS circuit elements. Evolution of these new mixed technologies has led to the development of integrated circuit, technologies that allow the integration of complex CMOS cores, power circuits, precision analog functions and non-volatile memory on the same IC. With these technologies, system designers can reduce many systems to one or two chips. This approach has proved to be extremely effective in automotive applications.