ZMD to Showcase Sensor Signal Conditioners at SAE Convergence Show

ZMD AG, a global supplier of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for demanding environments, will feature its high-precision, energy-efficient sensor signal conditioning integrated circuits (ICs) at this year’s SAE Convergence Show. The event takes place on October 20 – 22 at Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan. ZMD’s exhibit, Booth #524 in the Wayne/Oakland Hall, will highlight solutions for the automotive market including electronic powered steering systems, throttle valves, exhaust sensors, pressure sensors, and weight scales. Featured products include integrated circuits for capacitive, resistive and magneto-resistive measurement and other sensor signal conditioners (SSC) that can be used as off-the-shelf components or customized to specific manufacturer requirements.

Automotive Specialist
ZMD has more than 45 years of mixed-signal design experience and has served the automotive electronics market as a major business focus since the mid-1990s. The company’s competitive advantages in system cost, capability and flexibility meet customer expectations for stringent quality and aggressive economic targets.

Almost all automobile brands worldwide have used ZMD ICs for engine management, safety and/or cabin comfort. To continue to grow in this demanding market, the highest quality focus is required. ZMD is committed to zero parts-per-million (ppm) quality and is certified to the internationally recognized Quality Standard, ISO/TS16949.

ZMD’s application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) are high-precision solutions that operate from 0.85V to 40V over a temperature range of -40°C to +150°C. All products utilize ZMD’s automotive qualified intellectual-property (IP) blocks, such as an EEPROM that has the ability to be written to and hold data integrity to temperatures as high as 160°C. ZMD ICs offer a wide range of automotive protection features such as reverse polarity and overvoltage protection. ICs can be directly connected to the 12 V on-board systems.

For safety and related applications, ZMD parts incorporate advanced built-in diagnostic features enabling fault-tolerant systems and can provide feedback to the driver. Beyond offering technologies to withstand the voltage demand in the automotive environment up to 40 Volts, ZMD designs are built to be impervious to electromagnetic interferences.

Founded in 1961, ZMD AG is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for automotive, consumer, industrial and mobile medical applications. ZMD application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and application-specific standard products (ASSPs) feature low power and high reliability in environments characterized by high voltages (0.85V – 40V) and temperatures as high as 160 degrees Celsius. The Company’s portfolio includes a broad array of sensor signal conditioners and interfaces, analog-to-digital converters, IrDA transceivers, bus interface ICs and integrated temperature sensing solutions. Headquartered in Dresden, Germany, ZMD’s 270 employees are based in Melville, NY; Stuttgart, Germany; Newcastle, England; Paris, France; Tokyo, Japan and Hsinchu City, Taiwan. Company design centers are located in Dresden, Stuttgart, Varna, Bulgaria; and Madison, Wisconsin.