iST, Changan and Unicore Announce ACE-Compliant Car Navigation Chip

By CIOReview | Tuesday, September 8, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Integrated Service Technology (iST), a provider of electronic products testing and certification, along with Changan Automobile and Unicore Communication announces Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) certified car navigation chip based on BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS).

The UC220 project was initiated by Changan and accomplished by iST and Unicore together. It has successfully undergone 22 rigorous test projects required by AEC-Q100 Grade 3 reliability specification in two phases over a period of one year. The chip is certified to work under extreme weather conditions ranging from -400C to 850C for a long period of time with more than 10-year life cycle and high operation reliability.

Auto sector is witnessing a shift in attention towards quality of components and alignment according to global standards that is marking a change in Chinese chip suppliers to concentrate more on reliability and safety of car chips.

“Pushed by pouring innovative applications Internet of vehicles and smart cars, not only the auto is transforming into an electromechanical industry from its conventional mechanical one, but also reshaping the cost structure of a car greatly,” says Kevin Tsui, GM, China Region, iST. “In foreseeable future, more and more electronic components/modules will be applied in car manufacturing. This makes the auto industry facing the challenges of integrating the reliability certification of automotive electronics and processing the quality control in supply chain effectively,” Tsui adds.