Electronics Production | July 16, 2008
Actel achieves ISO/TS16949 certification
Actel raises the bar for low-power FPGAs In high-reliability automotive applications by achieving the ISO/TS16949 certification.
Giving automotive manufacturers the confidence they need to embed field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) in system-critical automotive applications, Actel Corporation today announced it has received ISO/TS 16949:2002 certification. When combined with AEC-Q100 Grade 1 and Grade 2 qualification of its ProASIC®3 devices and the company’s Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) documentation, the new certification ensures that customers can deploy the highest grade automotive low-power FPGA product on the market and confirms that the company’s design, development and production procedures meet the standard’s strict guidelines. “Certification is a mandatory requirement for doing business with the majority of automotive manufacturers,” said Terry Pence, senior manager, high-reliability product marketing, for Actel. “This important ISO certification ensures that our quality management system follows best practices for the automotive industry and provides a process for continual improvement. By satisfying the automotive industry’s stringent requirements, we ensure that our products are well-suited for the extreme conditions presented by under-the-hood, safety and body electronics applications.”