ASICs from Austria ensure you have a safe flight

Most people don't even have a clue that they exist, but all those who want to fly safely depend on their quality: ASICs for Aviation. TTTech and ams OSRAM produce this trailblazing technology as part of their long-established partnership, standing for high-tech and innovation from Austria — as well as for industrial production in Central Europe.

The aviation industry is known for highest safety standards. To ensure compliance with them, immaculate quality and successful product certification are an absolute must. This especially applies to onboard electronics: (avionic) data for control operations must be transmitted reliably at all times. This is where TTTech comes into play: founded as a spin-off of the Technical University (TU) of Vienna, TTTech further developed the Time-Triggered Protocol (TTP) originally created by TU Professor Hermann Kopetz.
TTP is designed for failsafe, distributed systems. During its early years, mainly companies active in the automotive industry and industrial automation were interested in this protocol. Later on, it became established, first and foremost, in the aviation sector and is defined in the international SAE AS6003 standard.
TTTech, a leading solution provider for time-triggered data communication, supplies key players and suppliers of the aviation industry, such as Airbus and Collins, with the components they need for the control of safety-critical systems: from engine control to fly-by-wire (FBW, computer-regulated aircraft flight control) to cabin control right up to complete onboard power supply.

ams OSRAM and TTTech: 20 years of high-tech partnership in Austria

TTTech’s reliable partner for more than 20 years: ams OSRAM, a global leader in innovative light and sensor solutions. The company supplies TTTech with an exclusive, customer-specific product referred to as the TTP Controller ASIC, i.e. the electronic circuit that forms the hardware basis for the failsafe TTP data bus. The ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) has already been manufactured by ams OSRAM in Premstaetten, Styria, Austria's second largest federal state, for well over 20 years. In times of disrupted supply chains, being able to rely on obtaining components from Central Europe over such a long period of time is a major benefit. To date, commercial airliners such as the Airbus A220 have already completed more than 2 billion flight hours with the TTP ASIC.

In aviation, it’s essential to ensure reliable communication between a control system’s electronic components even under challenging real-time conditions. TTP achieves just this: it effectively prevents single faults in data transmission, that usually are uncritical on their own, but could add up and then lead to truly critical situations such as the failure of entire control systems. 

Industrial production in Austria guarantees quality at the highest level

As a reliable partner, ams OSRAM actively supports TTTech in maintaining its competitive strength and driving innovation. ams OSRAM succeeds in this thanks to its outstanding light and sensor technologies, fulfilling the stringent quality requirements in the high-tech sector as well as certification requirements with flying colors. For the production of ASICs for Aviation, these include certification in accordance with the IATF 16949 automotive standard, the AEC-Q100 standard (Failure Mechanism Based Stress Test Qualification For Integrated Circuits AEC - Q101), as well as aviation-specific requirements. How? Through the smart combination of engineering excellence and global manufacturing capabilities with a passion for cutting-edge innovation. ams OSRAM realizes these goals through its clear commitment to industrial production in Central Europe, as is impressively demonstrated by the current expansion of production at the company's headquarters in Premstaetten, Austria. The geographic proximity between development at TTTech and production at ams OSRAM is also a major benefit, enabling short response times and securing the continuation of a successful partnership in years to come.

About ams OSRAM

The ams OSRAM Group (SIX: AMS) is a global leader in intelligent sensors and emitters. By adding intelligence to light and passion to innovation, we enrich people’s lives.

With over 110 years of combined history, our core is defined by imagination, deep engineering expertise and the ability to provide global industrial capacity in sensor and light technologies. We create exciting innovations that enable our customers in the automotive, industrial, medical and consumer markets to maintain their competitive edge and drive innovation that meaningfully improves the quality of life in terms of health, safety and convenience, while reducing impact on the environment.

Our around 20,000 employees worldwide focus on innovation across sensing, illumination and visualization to make journeys safer, medical diagnosis more accurate and daily moments in communication a richer experience. Our work creates technology for breakthrough applications, which is reflected in over 15,000 patents granted and applied. Headquartered in Premstaetten/Graz (Austria) with a co-headquarters in Munich (Germany), the group achieved EUR 3.6 billion revenues in 2023 and is listed as ams-OSRAM AG on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ISIN: AT0000A18XM4).

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