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NXP unveils industry’s first certified LIN 2.1 transceiver


Complying with latest industry standard, transceiver demonstrates superior energy efficiency and price performance

Eindhoven, The Netherlands.- NXP Semiconductors, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, today announced that its TJA1021 transceiver is the industry´s first to be certified according to the recently established LIN 2.1 specification, reaffirming NXP´s leadership position in the automotive networking market.

A safe and comfortable automotive driving experience requires reliable communication between electronic control units within the car, making certification of core electronics components vital. As the market´s first certified LIN 2.1 compliant transceiver, the TJA1021 was tested against new criteria released in October 2008. LIN 2.1 represents the next evolution of the Local Interconnect Network standard and incorporates new criteria including enhanced transport layer criteria, addition of diagnostics and backwards compatibility.

“NXP is committed to providing our customers with solutions that meet the industry´s latest requirements and standards. We underline this with the certification of the TJA1021,” said Toni Versluijs, Senior Director and General Manager of CAN/LIN Transceiver business at NXP Semiconductors.

The NXP TJA1021 brings new levels of energy efficiency and component cost reduction to the company´s LIN transceiver portfolio. The TJA1021 sets a new standard in ESD performance with 8kV HBM and 6kV, in accordance with the IEC 61000-4-2 standard. This level of performance enables manufacturers to build electronic control units without incorporating external ESD protection, thus reducing overall system costs.

The NXP TJA1021 transceiver features:

* excellent ESD performance enabling reduced component cost
* low sleep current, low leakage current and low operation voltage, that contributes into reduced power consumption and less CO2 emission in the car
* ultra low sleep power consumption that will significantly reduce the battery drain when vehicle is parked.
* low operation voltage down to 5.5V that will make the device a candidate in engine start related applications such as start stop that can help to further reduce CO2 on the system level
* backwards PIN compatibility with TJA1020

With a transceiver portfolio of over 30 products, the broadest on the market, NXP supplies more than one million transceivers to over a hundred direct customers every day. This broad customer base and high volume production guarantees a sustainable supply and ensures TJA1021 customers will benefit from NXP´s long term commitment to increasing productivity and quality.

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Pricing and availability

The TJA1021 is in full production. For more information about the TJA1021, visit

For sampling and pricing information, please contact NXP Semiconductor, a local NXP sales office or an authorized distributor.


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