Chery selected Freescaleâ€™s Qorivva 32-bit MPC563x MCU family for its high performance, reliability and scalability.
Freescale and Chery have a history of collaboration and innovation. In April 2008, the two companies established a joint development lab in Wuhu, China. The lab is focused on the development of vehicle and battery management, powertrain, body and in-vehicle entertainment systems, as well as hybrid-electric vehicle/electric vehicle technology.
In 2009, Chery developed the Chery Engine Management System (CEMS) based on Freescaleâ€™s S12XE 16-bit MCUs. The Qorivva MCU family Chery selected for its latest ECU is built on 32-bit Power ArchitectureÂ® technology.
The new Chery vehicle models using the higher-performance Qorivva 32-bit MCUs are expected to reach full production in 2012.
Chery is developing a higher level Engine Management System (EMS) covering the VVT / EGR / GDI and other advanced control technologies, which will make the EMS more complex and demand more powerful computing capacity from the MCU. Chery will use Freescale's Qorivva 32-bit MPC563x MCU to develop these systems as Chery believes that this MCU will be the core chip in automotive electronic controls.
Zhu Hang, assistant president and director of Cheryâ€™s engine control department and its independent R&D on the EMS project, said: â€œWe believe Freescale Qorivva MCUs are an excellent choice for our new engine control unit. Because of its advanced and complex control functions, we expect the MPC563x family to be the main chip used in future Chery engine control systems. And our cooperation extends beyond engine control.
â€œThe results of our work together on compressed natural gas, flex-fuel and gasoline direct injection technologies will also enter production in the near future.â€
Reza Kazerounian, senior vice president and general manager of microcontroller solutions group at Freescale, said: â€œThis is a key milestone in a successful relationship between Chery and Freescale, and we are excited to see our Qorivva MCUs helping power Cheryâ€™s latest generation of vehicles. Chery is one of our key OEM partners in China and we plan to continue expanding our collaboration for the next generation of smarter, cleaner, safer automobiles.â€
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