Freescale Programmable Solenoid Controller Helps to Reduce Emissions and Improve Efficiency for Direct Fuel Injection Engines

  Freescale Programmable Solenoid Controller Helps to Reduce Emissions and
  Improve Efficiency for Direct Fuel Injection Engines

Integrated intelligence increases valve drive precision and reduces bill of

CAR-ELE Japan 2014

Business Wire

TOKYO -- January 14, 2014

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 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 μCores, 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 four programmable slew rates 12.5 V/uS – 300 V/uS
  *10 x 10 mm 64-pin LQFP-EP package

Development support

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 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

Availability and pricing

The MC33816 programmable solenoid controller is available now at 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 theCAR-ELE Japan2014 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

About Freescale

Freescale Semiconductor(NYSE: FSL) is a global leader in embedded 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 based
inAustin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and
sales operations around the

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