DRESDEN, GERMANY--(Marketwired - April 18, 2013) -
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ZMD AG (ZMDI), a Dresden-based semiconductor company that specializes in enabling energy efficient solutions, today announces the ZSSC3015. As a global supplier of analog and mixed-signal solutions for automotive, industrial, medical, information technology and consumer applications, ZMDI enables diverse products with advanced sensor signal conditioning, including applications requiring conformance to automotive standards.
The ZSSC3015's combination of many diagnostic features on-chip, including EEPROM signature verification, bridge connection checks, bridge short checks and power loss detection, as well as its AEC-Q100 qualification, fulfills the requirements for a wide range of automotive applications. In addition to digital compensation of sensor offset and sensitivity, the ZSSC3015 offers the option to connect an external temperature sensor for more accurate correction of temperature drift and nonlinearity.
The ZSSC3015's analog output interface enables a digital one-pass, end-of-line calibration for fully automatic and highly efficient mass production. Available delivery forms for the ZSSC3015 are a JEDEC-compliant SOP8 plastic package or die.
"The ZSSC3015's diagnostic capability and the low number of external components required allow our customers to set up cost-optimized automotive applications. An example of a potential application area is automotive air suspension," stated Steve Ramdin, Product Line Manager for ZMDI's Multi-Market Sensing Product Line.
ZSSC3015 Automotive-Qualified Sensor Signal Conditioner Features:
- Small size for complete application and simple circuit board layout due to low number of required external components
- Measurement of the sensing element temperature for more precise temperature compensation
- Optimized feature set focused on piezoresistive and metal thin-film sensor elements
- Single-pass, end-of-line calibration minimizes production costs
- AEC-Q100 qualification
Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG (ZMDI) is a global supplier of analog and mixed signal semiconductors solutions for automotive, industrial, medical, mobile sensing, information technology and consumer applications. These solutions enable our customers to create the most energy-efficient products in power management, lighting and sensors.
For over 50 years, ZMDI has been globally headquartered in Dresden, Germany. With over 320 employees worldwide, ZMDI serves its customers with sales offices and design centers throughout Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the United States.
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