Signal Conditioner IC offers second-order linearity correction.

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Equipped with 1 digital and 2 analog outputs, Model ZSSC3008 is suited for resistive bridge sensor systems that do not require temperature compensation because they have intrinsically low TC. Device offers variety of on-board diagnostics and protection features such as EEPROM signature, bridge connection checks, bridge input-short and open-bridge detection, and power loss detection. Housed in SOP8 package, IC features standard supply voltage of 2.7-5.5 V, or up to 30 V with external JFET.



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ZMDI ZSSC3008 Sensor Signal Conditioner IC for Automotive, Industrial Automation and White Goods Applications



The ZSSC3008 signal conditioner IC offers enhanced on-board diagnostics and second-order linearity correction

DRESDEN, GERMANY - ZMD AG, a global supplier of energy-efficient analog and mixed-signal solutions for automotive, industrial, and medical applications, has introduced the ZSSC3008 sensor signal conditioning integrated circuit (IC). The ZSSC3008 is a cost-effective solution for resistive bridge sensor systems that require second-order linearity correction for a wide range of sensors.

"Customers using the ZSSC3008 benefit from its non-linear compensation feature for improved accuracy" says Steve Ramdin, ZMDI product manager. "This compensation feature, for example, makes it possible to use less expensive transducers, providing customers in industrial, medical and automotive markets with solutions that are high performance and cost effective."

The ZSSC3008 is optimized for those applications with sensors that do not require temperature compensation because they have an intrinsically low temperature coefficient (TC). This includes ceramic pressure sensors, thin-film pressure sensors with good TC performance, and oil-filled stainless steel or passively compensated sensors. The calibrated ZSSC3008 and a specific sensor are mated digitally: fast, precise, and without the cost overhead associated with trimming by external devices or laser.

Device Features

The ZSSC3008 offers a full complement of on-board diagnostics and protection features such as EEPROM signature, bridge connection checks, bridge input-short and open-bridge detection, power loss detection, and output current limits for short-circuit protection. For sensor correction, the device employs offset correction and gain programming to precisely calibrate the bridge output signal. Two analog and one digital outputs offer versatility across many applications.

Programming and single-pass calibration of the sensor and the ZSSC3008 is implemented in a standard PC environment using the ZSSC3008KIT development tools. The kit includes the device in an SOP8 package, development board, USB cable, and calibration software.

The ZSSC3008's standard supply voltage is 2.7 to 5.5V, or up to 30V with external JFET. Accuracy is 0.25 % over the -25 to +85°C range, and 0.5 % from -40 to +125°C. Depending upon configuration, current consumption typically ranges from 1mA down to 250µA.. Response time is typically 1ms.

Packaging and Pricing

The ZSSC3008 is housed in a SOP8 package. Unit prices start at 1,40 EUR, or USD1.83, in volumes of 1,000 devices. For high-volume pricing, please contact a ZMDI sales representative at www.ZMDI.com.

The URL for product information is http://zmdi.com/zssc3008

About ZMDI

Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG (ZMDI) is a semiconductor company focused on energy efficiency. The company is a leading supplier of innovative, highly-precise, robust and cost-efficient analog and mixed-signal semiconductors which allow for a maximum of energy efficiency and environmental protection in the automotive, mobile medical, industrial automation and consumer markets. The company designs and markets application-specific standard products (ASSPs) and application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) which are known for their robust, cost-effective performance in demanding environments characterized by high temperature, high voltage, and the need for ultra-low power. Headquartered in Dresden, Germany, ZMDI has 280 employees worldwide and serves customers from its offices in Dresden, Stuttgart, Germany; Milan, Italy; Pocatello, ID, Melville, NY, USA; Tokyo, Japan, Seoul, Korea and Taipei, Taiwan. ZMDI has design centers in Dresden, Stuttgart, Munich, Germany; Varna, Bulgaria and Madison, Wisconsin. See more at www.zmdi.com.

Contacts: Gabriele Taschler, ZMDI Marketing Communications, T: +49.351.8822.668, gabriele.taschler@zmdi.com

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