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Geneva, September 29, 2016 – STMicroelectronics has
introduced AEC-Q100 Grade-0 op amps and comparators in the space-saving MiniSO8
package, giving automotive designers twice the freedom to miniaturize ECUs
deployed in the most extreme temperature environments and safety-critical
systems. 

The
LM2904WHYST dual op amp and LM2903WHYST dual comparator in
4.9mm x 3.0-mm MiniSO8 are qualified for operation from −40°C to 150°C, with the
added advantage of 50% smaller footprint than other Grade-0 parts in standard
SO8. 

The
extremely wide ambient operating temperature range of these ICs ensures robust
and resilient performance in systems that are exposed to the harshest
conditions. These include under-the-hood electronics such as engine
controllers, in-gearbox modules, LED-lighting controllers, and safety-critical
systems such as ABS controllers that must provide absolute dependability. 

The
new parts are developed with the benefit of ST’s extensive experience working
with major automotive Tier-1 suppliers, and can be individually tested up to
150°C as
part of Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) tests. As
high-quality industry-standard LM2903 and LM2904 devices, they deliver
benchmark performance compared to familiar metrics
including input bias current, input offset voltage, current consumption, and supply-voltage
range. 

The
LM2904WHYST and LM2903WHYST are in production now, priced from $0.76 for orders
of 1,000 pieces.