October 28, 2016 8:58 AM ET

Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

Company Overview of Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG

Company Overview

Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG designs, manufactures, supplies, and markets heavy duty and mixed analog-digital, application-specific circuits, and application-specific standard semiconductor products. The company provides products in the areas of sensor signal conditioning, power management, battery management, DC/DC convertor, automotive ASICs, and industrial ASSP products. It offers its products for automotive, consumer, industrial, information technology, lighting, white goods, and medical industry applications. The company was founded in 1961 and is based in Dresden, Germany. As of December 7, 2015, Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG operates as a subsidiary of Integrated Device Tec...

Grenzstrasse 28

Dresden,  01109


Founded in 1961


49 351 8822 0


49 351 8822 246

Key Executives for Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG

Chairman of Executive Management Board, Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 53
Chief Financial Officer and Member of Executive Management Board
Vice President of Operations and Member of Executive Management Board
Global Director of Corporate Marketing and Communications
Chief Technology Officer and Member of Executive Management Board
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG Key Developments

ZMD AG Announces New ZSSC3018 High-Resolution 18-Bit Sensor Signal Conditioner

ZMD AG announced the new ZSSC3018 High-Resolution 18-Bit Sensor Signal Conditioner (SSC). As a global supplier of analog and mixed-signal solutions for automotive, industrial, medical, information technology and consumer applications, ZMDI to introduce an SSC designed for high-resolution sensor module applications. The ZSSC3018 is available in a PQFN24 package. The ZSSC3018 can perform offset, span, and 1st and 2nd order temperature compensation of the measured signal. Developed for correction of resistive bridge or absolute voltage sensors, it can also provide a corrected temperature output measured with an internal sensor. The ZSSC3018 has calibration coefficients that are stored on-chip in a highly reliable, non-volatile, multiple-time programmable (MTP) memory which enables simple programming via the serial interface. The ZSSC3018 provides accelerated signal processing, increased resolution, and improved noise immunity in order to support high-speed control, safety, and real-time sensing applications with high requirements for energy efficiency. Key Features: Flexible, programmable analog front-end design; up to 18-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC); Fully programmable gain amplifier with gain range from 6.6 to 216 (linear factor); Internal auto-compensated temperature sensor; Digital compensation of individual sensor offset, 1st and 2nd order sensor gain, and 1st and 2nd order temperature gain and offset drift; Programmable interrupt operation; High-speed sensing: e.g., 16-bit conditioned sensor signal measurement rate > 500/s; Typical sensor elements can achieve an accuracy of better than ±0.01% full-scale output; Operating temperature range: 40°C to 125°C; Supply voltage range: 1.68V to 3.6V; Low typical current consumption: 1.0mA in operating mode; 50nA in sleep state at =125°C; 20nA in sleep state at =85°C.

ZMDI Releases ZSSC4151 Automotive Sensor Signal Conditioner IC

ZMD AG announced the new ZSSC4151. ZMDI introduced a sensor signal conditioner (SSC) capable of measuring full or half resistive bridge sensor signals and internal or external temperature sensors with analog output. With overvoltage reverse battery protection of ±40V. Key Features: AEC-Q100 qualification: grade 0 - Supply voltage: 4.5V to 5.5V - Extended temperature range: -40°C to 150°C - High accuracy: ±0.5% of full-scale output at 40°C to 125°C - External temperature sensor input or internal temperature sensor - 5V analog output, ZACwire TM single pin interface and I 2 C - Safety and diagnostic functions supporting automotive (ASIL B) and industrial (SIL 2) safety critical applications, according to the ISO 26262:2011 and IEC 61508 standards - Robust electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) performance - Analog-to-digital converter (ADC) resolution: configurable from 12 to 16 bit - Large sensor offset correction using digital zooming with 14 to 18 bit resolution - Output resolution: 12 bit - Response time to 100% input step: 1.1ms - Overvoltage protection: ±40V on VDDE, VSSE and AOUT pins - Latch-up immunity: up to ±100mA. Typical applications: Pressure sensors - Strain gauges - PTC RTD temperature sensors. Availability: The ZSSC4151 is in full production.

Altera Corporation Signs Licensing Agreement with ZMDI (Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG)

Altera Corporation announced the signing of a licensing agreement with ZMDI (Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG). Altera will leverage ZMDI's digital power management technology to integrate advanced multi-mode digital control (MMDC) power capabilities into Enpirion® PowerSoC devices. A design team of digital power experts will focus on expanding the control, adaptability and power saving features of Enpirion PowerSoCs to further improve the power efficiency of Altera FPGAs and SoCs. The ZMDI digital power technology complements Altera's existing best-in-class power solutions, which integrate high-frequency power IC technology and advanced magnetics engineering into small form factor packages. Adding MMDC technology into Enpirion PowerSoCs will deliver greater control performance between Altera's FPGAs and its power management ICs. MMDC-enabled Enpirion devices will be capable of supporting various new power modes thereby delivering up to a 30% reduction in FPGA power consumption (static and dynamic).

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