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Novel Measuring Technologies and Series of Universal Sensors
and Transducers Interfaces (USTI) ICs on its Basis are Ready
for Licensing and Manufacturing



14 June 2011, Barcelona, Spain – Technology Assistance BCNA 2010 S. L., a spin-off, early stage SME has presented its IP at the TechConncet IP Partnering Forum (Sensors & Microsystems) during the TechConnect World Summit, Conferences & Expo 2011, 13-16 June 2011, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, USA.


“This year's IP Forum was very competitive, as only 33 % received a speaking invitation to the Summit, and we are very glad to be among them” - said Mr. Javier Cañete – a company CEO and co-founder.


“Smart Universal Sensors and Transducers Interfaces (USTI) is a revolution family of innovative ICs based on four novel patented methods for high precision frequency-time measurements. ICs have outstanding metrological performances, wide functionality and numerous applications: digital and smart sensors and systems, measuring instruments (tachometer and tachometric systems, frequency counters, multimeters), data acquisition systems, semiconductor industry, automobile industry, etc.” – added Mr. Cañete.


“The developed technology is a great alternative for an analog-to-digital conversion and the future for technological processes less than 100 nm from microminiaturization point of view. It is suitable for all industries where ADCs are using. The innovation solves problem for interfacing of any frequency-time domain sensors and transducers with frequency, period, duty-cycle, time interval, PWM, phase shift output to PC or microcontroller with programmable high accuracy for frequency (time)–to–digital conversion, non-redundant conversion time, scalable resolution, wide frequency range and constant quantization error. Moving from traditional analog signal domain to alternative frequency-time signal domain give a lot of advantages such as high noise immunity, wide dynamic range, multifunctionality, high output signal power, simplicity of signal switching, interfacing, coding, and integration. No output standardization is necessary as in case of analog sensors. A design based on the proposed innovation lets significantly reduce time-to-market. Additional advantages are the following: a possibility to create self-adaptive sensors systems and IEEE 1451 based sensor systems on its basis” - said Dr. Sergey Y. Yurish – a R&D Director and co-founder.


“The ICs is realized in a standard CMOS technological process as an ASIP with a possible scaling from µm to nm CMOS technologies and will be the solid basis for the future Smart Sensor Systems Integration Platform” – added Dr.Yurish.


Slides form the presentation at the TechConnect World’ 2011 are available for download at:




About Technology Assistance BCNA 2010, S.L.


Technology Assistance BCNA 2010, S.L. (TAB) is a spin-off small-medium enterprise, founded in 2010 in Barcelona, Spain after very success European Project ‘Smart Sensors Systems Design’ (MEXT-CT-2005-023991 SMARTSES) in the frame of Marie Curie Chairs Excellence (EXC) programme with the aim to design, develop and promote new measuring and sensing technologies, based on novel, advanced methods of measurements of frequency-time parameters of signals. Main products, which are currently introduced to the market is a Series of Universal Frequency-to-Digital Converter (UFDC) integrated circuits, Evaluation Board EVAL UFDC-1/UFDC-1M-16 and various smart, intelligent sensor systems on its basis.



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