NEC announces Intelligent Power Devices for Automotive Lighting Applications

NEC announced today, four new intelligent power devices (IPDs), the µPD166017, µPD166019, µPD166020 and µPD166021. Each high-side IPD is applicable for automotive lighting and other critical vehicle loads. Designed for on-board electronic control units (ECUs) typically used in head- and fog-light applications, the new devices, or power ICs, have an embedded power MOSFET for switching and a control chip for protection features in a single package. The IPDs strongly contribute to the improvement of the ECUs’ efficiency, which help designers to develop environmentally-friendly automobiles.