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SII Launches New Automotive AEC-Q100 Qualified Voltage Detectors

       SII Launches New Automotive AEC-Q100 Qualified Voltage Detectors

- Certified 125 Degree C Operation, Built-in Delay Circuit, Ultra-low Current
Consumption -

PR Newswire

TOKYO, Dec. 18, 2012

TOKYO, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII) announced on
December 18 availability of the "S-19100" series voltage detectors rated for
operation up to 125 degrees C. The new voltage detectors are certified to meet
or exceed requirements of the AEC-Q100 automotive qualification standard.

The "S-19100" Series was specifically designed for use in cars and other
in-vehicle equipment. Typical applications include an engine ECU (Electronic
Control unit), ABS (Antilock Braking System) and related EV (Electric Vehicle)
equipment, and HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) and PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric
Vehicle) electronics.

Driven by increasing consumer concern about safety, reliability and the
environment, modern hybrid and electric vehicles are incorporating more
sophisticated high-durability electronics. High reliability and quality are
required to successfully operate and ensure passenger safety in demanding
automotive conditions including high temperature, humidity, vibration, and
shock.

Since power voltage levels in automobiles can vary during operation,
especially during startup, to ensure reliable operation, on-board electronic
systems utilize voltage detectors to monitor power levels and provide a
dependable reset signal. Voltage detectors help protect the vehicle and
electronics from malfunctions during power activation.

In addition to the 125 degree C components, the "S-19100" Series also includes
105 degree C-rated voltage detectors for less demanding and more price
sensitive applications including navigation systems, car audio and an ITS
(Intelligent Transport System). Device current consumption is 270 nA (typ),
the industry's lowest current consumption level for in-vehicle voltage
detectors. "S-19100" voltage detectors are available in SOT-23-5 (2.9 x 2.8 x
1.3 mm) and SC-82AB (2.0 x 2.1 x 1.1 mm) packages.

SII has a well-established track record providing dependable and reliable
serial EEPROMs to automotive manufacturers, and has captured the number one
market share for that category in Japan. SII also supplies a wide range of
customers in the consumer market with voltage detectors certified for 85
degree C operation.

Detailed information:
http://datasheet.sii-ic.com/en/voltage_detector/S19100xxxA_E.pdf

Please visit:
English: http://www.sii-ic.com/en/
Chinese Simplified: http://www.sii-ic.com/cn/

About Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII)
Major subsidiary of Seiko Holdings Corporation (TSE:8050). Develops,
manufactures and sells electronic components, communication products and
solutions, printers, watches, precision components and machine tools. 
Please visit http://www.sii.co.jp/corp/eg/index.html

Contact:
Tomohiro Io
Corporate Communications Dept.
Seiko Instruments Inc.
Tel: +81-43-211-1111
e-mail: pr@sii.co.jp
Online Inquiry: http://speed.sii.co.jp/pub/corp/pr/inq_menu_en.jsp

SOURCE Seiko Instruments Inc.

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