|[January 14, 2014]
Freescale Programmable Solenoid Controller Helps to Reduce Emissions and Improve Efficiency for Direct Fuel Injection Engines
TOKYO --(Business Wire)--
Governments worldwide have issued regulations requiring automakers to
improve fuel efficiency and meet new emissions standards over the next
five to ten years. To help automakers and their suppliers comply with
these requirements, Freescale (News - Alert) Semiconductor today announced the MC33816
programmable solenoid controller, designed to reduce emissions and
improve fuel efficiency for both gasoline and diesel direct fuel
injection engines. The flexible architecture is also applicable for
driving dual clutch transmissions, as well as precision solenoids in
factory automation applications.
The MC33816 programmable solenoid controller embeds intelligence with
four integrated �Cores, enabling four parallel tasks to run
independently of the main system microcontroller. The result is a
response time up to 16x faster than traditional architectures, thereby
improving engine efficiency with precise fuel delivery that reduces
unnecessary fuel use.
The device's functional integration enables substantial
bill-of-materials reductions, and provides the flexibility and
scalability necessary to be easily integrated into virtually any engine
system, including gasoline, diesel, flex-fuel and even LNG engines,
regardless of the number of cylinders.
"Increasingly stringent fuel efficiency standards require highly
advanced analog technologies like the intelligent MC33816 device," said
James Bates, senior vice president and general manager for Freescale's
Analog and Sensors business. "This new programmable solenoid controller
can help automotive OEMs and their suppliers meet efficiency and
emissions goals, while providing a reliable, high-performance system
solution that supports advanced diagnostic functionality, faster
response times, and optimal programmability."
The intelligent MC33816 controller additionally provides embedded
encryption and microcode protection to inhibit reverse engineering and
help safeguard system IP and software.
Additional features include:
9-32 V continuous supply, 5.5-58 V transient
Up to 72 V pre-driver operating range
Precision peak and hold drive capability
Integrated DC-DC boost converter control circuitry
Choice of fur programmable slew rates 12.5 V/uS - 300 V/uS
10 x 10 mm 64-pin LQFP-EP package
Freescale provides hardware and software to support the MC33816
programmable solenoid controller. The KIT33816AEEVM evaluation board
allows utilization of the controller's functions and is available now at www.freescale.com/KITMC33816
for a price of $216 (USD). To demonstrate the embedded functions of the
MC33816 programmable solenoid controller, software with SPI generator
(SPIGen) can be downloaded at www.freescale.com/analogtools.
Availability and pricing
The MC33816 programmable solenoid controller is available now at www.freescale.com/psc
for a suggested resale price starting at $3.06 (USD) in 100K quantities.
Please contact Freescale Sales for additional quantities.
Freescale at CAR-ELE Japan 2014
Freescale will demonstrate several automotive solutions in booth # West
1-19 at the�CAR-ELE Japan�2014 event in Tokyo, January 15-17. The
MC33816 programmable solenoid controller demo will show the intelligent
pre-driver IC for the direct injection engine.
Robust and reliable analog performance
The majority of Freescale's analog products meet critical industrial
market requirements, including operation across extended temperature
ranges.�These products are designed and manufactured with rigorous
process controls, and qualified using industry standard methodologies
designed to yield defect rates in line with the stringent requirements
of the automotive market. The MC33816 device, in addition to most of
Freescale's analog products for industrial markets, are included in
Freescale's product longevity program, which provides assurance of
supply for a minimum of 10 or 15 years from the time of launch. For
terms and conditions, and to see a list of participating Freescale
products, visit www.freescale.com/productlongevity.
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processing solutions, providing industry leading products that are
advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets.
From microprocessors and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated
circuits and connectivity - our technologies are the foundation for the
innovations that make our world greener, safer, healthier and more
connected. Some of our key applications and end-markets include
automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next generation
wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical
devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is
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