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Universal Sensors and Transducers Interfacing IC Meets Extended Temperature Range Applications Specification at +150 0C



Barcelona, Spain, 23 April 2012 Technology Assistance BCNA 2010, S. L. (TAB) a high technological start-up company has announced the global market introduction of the new Series of Universal Sensors and Transducers Interface (USTI-EXT) integrated circuit with extended temperature range. The new IC has similar metrological performance as the TAB's integrated Universal Frequency-to-Digital Converter (UFDC-1M-16) and the same functionalities as the USTI IC but can work in extended operation temperature range from - 55 0C to +150 0C (AEC-Q100 Grade0).


In comparison with the basic USTI, the USTI-EXT has the reduced external clock frequency 16 MHz, but increased internal reference frequency from 625 kHz to 16 MHz, and as consequence, reduced conversion speed from 6.25 ms to 12.5 ms for relative errors from 1 % to 0.0005 % respectively. The IC has also increased baud rate for the RS232 serial interface: up to 76 800. Active supply current does not exceed 12 mA. The IC is available in two packages: 32-lead, 77 mm, Thin Profile Plastic Quad Flat Package (TQFP) and 32-pad, 55 mm, Quad Flat No-Lead/Micro Lead Frame Package(QFN/MLF).





The USTI-EXT IC is suitable for various applications including automotive, avionics, space and military. In all such applications, high metrological performances, reliability, robustness, high speed of measurement and operating efficiency will be achieved. This device enables designers to distribute intelligence and control functions directly into or near gearboxes, transfer cases, engine sensors actuators, turbochargers and exhaust systems. The ICs can be used for various quasi-digital (frequency, PWM, duty-cycle, etc. output) vehicle's sensors such as wheel speed sensor, vehicle speed sensor, turbine speed sensors, pressure sensors, fuel level sensors, mass air flow sensor, torque sensor, etc.


In addition, the USTI-EXT IC is well suited for capacitance, resistance and resistive bridge types of sensors, which are also widely used in cars. Three different sensors can be connected directly to one IC.


In addition to existing in USTI-EXT popular sensor buses, custom designed ICs with CAN-bus, LIN Transceiver and other interfaces including wireless communication can be also designed on demand.


More details and prices are available at Technology Assistance BCNA 2010, S. L. web site: http://www.techassist2010.com/  Distributors are welcome.



About Technology Assistance BCNA 2010, S.L.


Technology Assistance BCNA 2010, S.L. (TAB) is a start-up company founded in 2010 in Barcelona, Spain. Main products, which are currently introduced to market are Series of Universal Sensors and Transducers Interface (USTI and USTI-EXT), Series of Universal Frequency-to-Digital Converter (UFDC-1 and UFDC-1M-16) integrated circuits, fully function development board EVAL UFDC-1/UFDC-1M-16 and various smart, intelligent sensor systems on its basis.


One of the main objectives of TAB is to introduce a new generation of cost effective smart and intelligent sensing technology and to enter the large application potential in sensor technology. Developed advanced technologies and novel electronics components give a unique opportunity to create and produce various digital sensors, multisensor systems and robust sensor systems with high metrological performances and wide functionalities including such intelligent functions as self-adaptation and self-identification.


The TAB is dedicated not only to continuous enhancement of the existing product range, but also to responding to customer demands and suggestions with a high degree of flexibility and openness. This ensures that all solutions are custom tailored and represent the state-of-the-art in ultra-precise measurement technology for frequency-time parameters of signals.



Technical and Sales Contact:


Technology Assistance BCNA 2010 S. L.

Parc UPC-PMT, Edificio RDIT-K2M

C/ Esteve Terradas, 1, Room 113 B,

08860 Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain

Tel.: +34 93 413 7941, +34 680 282 682

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