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Rugged MEMs pressure sensors from Melexis deliver high accuracy & ease of use via innovative technology

Rugged MEMs pressure sensors from Melexis deliver high accuracy & ease of use via innovative technology
Melexis introduces the first of its new line of commercial, off the shelf, packaged MEMs pressure sensors. The MLX90809 benefits from 10+ years of developing custom MEMs pressure sensors for demanding automotive applications. This device is a highly accurate, AEC Q100 qualified relative pressure sensor specifically targeted at 1 Bar applications. The company’s proprietary piezo-resistive MEMS technology combined with a high accuracy sensing element, low noise analog front end and 16-bit sigma-delta analog-to-digital converter (ADC) delivers superior performance. The resulting sophisticated analog chain provides the necessary amplification and offset compensation for the sensing element. The built-in 16-bit microcontroller unit (MCU) deals with temperature compensation and supplies the diagnostic mechanisms required for safety critical applications.
11th October 2012

New Bosch MEMS acceleration sensors Fifth generation of sensitive crash detectors SMA58x and SMA59x in SOIC14n housing

Bosch has introduced the next generation of peripheral acceleration sensors for passenger protection systems in vehicles – the fifth since 1996. The key features of the new digital sensors include a wide measurement range of between ±120 g and ±480 g and the choice of communication via the SPI or the PSI5-V1.3 interface. Peripheral sensors are located at the outermost points of a vehicle's engine compartment, at the sides, or at the rear, thus enabling them to recognize a collision quickly. However, the new fifth-generation models can do more than simply register a crash. In just a few milliseconds, they transfer to the airbag control unit all the data needed by the electronics system to determine with absolute certainty whether a collision is minor or serious. The control unit checks the plausibility of the incoming sensor data before deciding which vehicle restraint systems (e.g. front, head or side airbag and seat-belt pretensioners) to activate.
8th October 2012

Automotive Sensor Interconnects

Automotive Sensor Interconnects
Supporting global trends towards reducing package size in automotive sensor applications, Molex advances its customization and development capabilities to help automakers achieve greater competitive advantage
2nd October 2012

Maxim Integrated’s High-Voltage Battery Sensor Extends Battery Life and Supports Highest Automotive Safety Rating

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX17823, a fourth-generation high-voltage battery sensor for mission-critical automotive and industrial lithium-ion battery and fuel cell applications.
24th September 2012

New VW Golf VII with ELMOS proximity sensors

When the new VW Golf VII is presented in September 2012, the entire world will be looking at the global brand’s most important model. With 29 million units sold since 1974, the Golf continues to be Wolfsburg company’s best seller. The new model includes an important feature of the ELMOS infotainment system: Among other things, and ELMOS chip detects when something approaches the middle console screen.
17th September 2012

Fuel Quality Sensing Is On Its Way To Truck Application

Commercial vehicles face many challenges as they are expected to have a low carbon footprint and ever lower emission levels. At the same time rising fuel prices necessitate increased truck fuel economy.
5th September 2012

Standex-Meder Electronics Announces Ls03 Liquid Level Reed Sensors With Mounting From The Outside

Standex-Meder Electronics announces three new versions of the LS03 liquid level sensor that can be mounted from the outside. The three models, DL, DK, and GZ, are ideal for liquid container monitoring in automotive, test and measurement, and control technology.
15th August 2012

Isabellenhutte Provides Formula 1 Teams With Controlled Means Of Acceleration

Current sensor controls high-speed electric motor. Nine top teams are using the IVT-F current sensor made by Isabellenhütte Heusler GmbH, during the 2012 Formula 1 season, which will start on March 18th in Melbourne, Australia. The module has been integrated in the so-called E-KER systems: E-KERS is an Electric Kinetic Energy Recovery System that was used for the first time in 2009 and which was integrated in Formula 1 cars again for the 2011 season.
31st July 2012

CTO Insights

CTO Insights
Did you know that Freescale delivered the world’s first silicon based pressure sensor for automobile engine control in 1980? Thirty years later, we are continuing this path of innovation by introducing the first fully integrated tire pressure monitor system. This System-in-a-Package senses the outside world through pressure, inertial, temperature, and battery life sensors, providing intelligence with an embedded microcontroller and software, and communicating to other systems through integrated RF and LF radio transceivers.
25th July 2012

The Infineon KP200 Pressure Sensor Improves Impact Protection for Pedestrians: Now Used by Continental for Safety System in Car Bumper

The Infineon KP200 Pressure Sensor Improves Impact Protection for Pedestrians: Now Used by Continental for Safety System in Car Bumper
The KP200 pressure sensor from Infineon Technologies AG plays an important role in increasing the protection of pedestrians and car occupants in the event of a collision. The pressure sensor is used in a new safety system that the automotive system supplier Continental AG has developed in collaboration with a well known automobile manufacturer. The first generation of the system is already being used in various premium vehicles. Continental chose pressure sensors of Infineon because they measure the air pressure pulse very reliably and rapidly – regardless of the ambient air pressure. The sensors have proven themselves for many years in another safety-related automotive application: as a side airbag sensor.
3rd July 2012

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