Accelerating the trend toward safer but less complex automotive chassis control applications, Texas Instruments has introduced a new symmetrical dual-core microcontroller (MCU). Described in this article, the TMS570 MCU is the first automotive processor solution to support a certification based on the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61508 SIL3 standard — the highest level of safety designated for automotive applications. Co-developed with Robert Bosch GmbH, a leading global supplier of automotive technology, the TMS570 MCU will be implemented in next generation braking, steering and chassis control applications.

Reprinted in its entirety from ARM IQ Vol. 6, No. 2, 2007