Intel is a leader in programmable logic device (PLD) technology within the Automotive industry, with over 20 OEM brands using our solutions to differentiate their automobiles.
With rapidly evolving standards and requirements for Advanced Driver Assisted Systems (ADAS) and In-Vehicle Experience (IVE) applications, the need for flexibility and faster development cycles, while maintaining a high performance-per-watt is the primary concern for system designers. By combining reprogrammable FPGAs with an expanding range of automotive-grade products, Intel® FPGAs enable automotive engineers to meet their design requirements and stay ahead in an evolving industry.
Intel's automotive-grade products consist of a select group of semiconductor integrated circuits (ICs); specifically FPGA and CPLDs. These products are intended for use in automotive applications and meet specific criteria: operation over an automotive temperature range of -40°C to +125°C (junction) and adherence to automotive-specific quality standards. These devices are denoted by unique device ordering codes.
Intel has several web pages discussing automotive solutions, ranging from devices (i.e., automotive-grade products) to automotive solutions (reference designs, development kits, intellectual property (IP) cores, etc.), plus the Automotive-Grade Device Handbook (PDF).
All of Intel's automotive-grade devices are qualified to operate at -40°C to +125°C (junction). This range addresses the majority of infotainment and ADAS applications where vehicles must operate in a wide range of ambient temperature conditions, as well as the extremes associated with specific component locations within the vehicle (for example, small spaces with low airflow and nearby heat sources). Intel's legacy automotive grade MAX® 7000AE CPLDs support -40°C to +130°C (junction).
Intel will continue to evaluate requests from its customers in addition to developing new products suitable for automotive applications. We expect to see additional programmable and ASIC products added to the automotive-grade portfolio in the future.
Yes. All of Intel's automotive-grade devices are functional and pin-compatible with their commercial, industrial, or extended counterparts.
Intel has a sophisticated quality assurance system based on infrastructure designed to support a zero PPM roadmap and ISO 9001 certification. The TS-16949 standard is the automotive portion of ISO 9001:2000. All of Intel's automotive-grade semiconductor products are manufactured at TS-16949-compliant facilities. Intel’s manufacturing wafer fab partners and its packaging and test partners are TS-16949 certified and registered. Intel's in-house reliability and failure analysis laboratories ensure that Intel products meet and exceed the demanding requirements of the automotive marketplace. Automotive-grade devices are qualified and tested to AEC-Q100 specifications.
Intel has ISO 9001 certification.
Yes. Each of Intel's assembly plant partners and wafer fabrication partners are QS9000 approved.
Intel and its partners offer a wide range of tools to help you resolve common automotive design challenges and significantly shorten your design cycle. To learn more, browse through our available FPGA development kits, reference designs, and IP cores.
Find technical documentation, handbooks, guides, and brochures for your Automotive FPGA designs.