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

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

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. 

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

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