MANHASSET, NY -- Scaleo chip, a Sophia-Antipolis fabless design house, will incorporate an ARM Cortex-R5 MPCore processor with its own chip technologies into the company’s microcontrollers optimized for powertrain systems.
So-called Olea microcontrollers address advanced internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEV), hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and electric vehicles (EV).
According to Scaleo, rhe powertrain, which includes the engine and transmission, represents the most significant area for potential improvements in cleanliness and energy-efficiency using advanced electronics.
“In a market where most automotive manufacturers have little choice but to rely on limited proprietary solutions, Scaleo chip will offer Olea microcontrollers based on leading processors from ARM,” said Bruno Paucard, President and CEO, Scaleo chip, in a statement.
Olea chips address safety-critical features to the ISO 26262 standard.
Scaleo chip entered into the automotive powertrain semiconductor market last year to contribute to “greener” cars.
“For the first time in our company history, we are at the cutting edge of technologies that are not only smart, practical and cost saving, but above all, technologies that contribute to the global effort for a cleaner planet and for sustainable development,” said Paucard,.
The company estimates that on a global scale, road transportation accounts for 16 percent of the total CO2 emissions and 50 percent of global oil consumption. Scaleo chip contends that by 2020 the average fuel consumption of the 90 million vehicles produced annually will have to be reduced by more than 30 percent. By the same time, the amount of in-vehicle electronics will have doubled.
Scaleo chip Olea project is developed within the NextSTEP (Next Solution for Thermal and Electrified Powertrain) program, actively supported by OSEO, a French public-sector institution that finances innovative projects.