ZMDI, a Global Semiconductor Company, Announces the Release of the ZSSC3026, a 16-Bit Signal Sensor Conditioner that Combines High Accuracy Amplification and 16-Bit Precision Analog-To-Digital Conversion
DRESDEN, Germany, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – ZMD AG (ZMDI), a Dresden-based semiconductor company that specializes in enabling
energy-efficient solutions, today announces the release of the ZSSC3026. As a global supplier of analog and mixed-signal solutions for
automotive, industrial, medical, information technology and consumer
applications, ZMDI is pleased to introduce a class-leading 16-bit
sensor signal conditioner (SSC) IC for calibrating resistive sensor
modules. The ZSSC3026 combines high-accuracy amplification, 16-bit
precision analog-to-digital conversion and an 18-bit DSP for
linearization and calibration functions. This high-resolution sensor
interface application-specific standard product provides special
features for battery-driven low-power devices, an ultra-low standby
current and intelligent power-saving technology to ensure lowest
overall current consumption. Designed initially for high resolution
altimeter module applications, the ZSSC3026 is ideal for use in any
device that requires high accuracy and low power consumption.
“Energy-efficiency is what we do best. We enhanced the basic
ZSSC30x6-family to provide our customers with the resolution and
accuracy required for their next generation products,” stated Frank
Schulze, Business Line Manager for Sensing and Automotive at ZMDI.
“Unlike many available products today, the ZSSC3026 includes internal
signal correction and allows customers to minimize engineering efforts
Well-suited for applications in mobile devices, the ZSSC3026 also supports high accuracy industrial and medical applications; e.g.,
ambient assisted living and industrial pressure sensors. Extended
temperature range, 4kV ESD protection and an outstanding power supply
rejection ratio (PSR) enable a wide range of products in harsh
-- Broad power supply range: 1.8V to 3.6V -- Low current consumption (<1mA) and stand-by current (<100nA) -- Noise-free, 16-bit output signal -- Integrated charge pump for programming internal memory -- Fully-corrected digital output signal for expediting system design and minimizing component count -- PSR: up to 90dB -- Enhanced ESD performance: up to 4kV -- Package options: PQFN, bumped die, bare die
The ZSSC3026′s operating temperature range is -40°C to +110°C. Accuracy
is better than ±0.01% FSO over the full temperature range. Developed
for correction of resistive bridge sensors, the ZSSC3026 can provide a
corrected temperature output measured with an internal sensor.
Digital compensation of signal offset, sensitivity, temperature and
non-linearity is accomplished via an 18-bit internal digital signal
processor running a correction algorithm. Calibration coefficients are
stored on-chip in a highly reliable, nonvolatile, multiple-time
programmable memory. An integrated charge pump allows programming the
internal memory without any additional external voltage.
Availability & Pricing
The unit price is EUR 2,24 / USD 3.13 for packaged parts in volumes of
1,000 and EUR 0,70 / USD 0.95 for die on frame in volumes of 20,000. It
is available for volume production.
Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG (ZMDI) is a global supplier of analog
and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for automotive, industrial,
medical, 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, Bulgaria,
France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the
See more at www.zmdi.com.