Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG (ZMDI)



Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG (ZMDI)

April 18, 2013 09:30 ET

ZMDI, a Global Semiconductor Company, Introduces the ZSSC3015: a New Sensor Signal Conditioner for Automotive-Qualified, Cost-Optimized Applications

DRESDEN, GERMANY--(Marketwired - April 18, 2013) -

Editors' note: A photo is associated with this press release.

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

About ZMDI

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.

See more at www.zmdi.com.

The URL for this news release is http://www.zmdi.com/news/press-releases-news/

Like ZMDI on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ZMDINT

Follow ZMDI on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ZMDINT

Join ZMDI on Linkedin at http://linkd.in/NiUwKx

To view the photo associated with this press release, please visit the following link: http://www.marketwire.com/library/20130417-ZSSC3015_800.jpg

Contact Information

  • Daniel Aitken
    ZMDI Global Director of
    Corporate Marketing and Communications
    T +001 438 288 3668
    daniel.aitken@zmdi.com