onsemi Ships One Billionth Inductive Sensor IC to HELLA
Over two decades of collaboration on sensors for automotive x-by-wire systems culminate in significant milestone
CIPOS® is an inductive technology used in passenger and commercial vehicles for drive-by-wire systems such as accelerator pedal sensing, steering and torque sensors, as well as actuators for pressure boost and turbos. The IC designed by onsemi is the central element of the HELLA solution and, together with the connected coil structure, forms the inductive position sensor. As the solution is contactless, the accuracy provided by the onsemi IC is guaranteed over the lifetime of the CIPOS® system. The CIPOS® technology is also completely immune to stray magnetic fields, a key asset for an automotive industry driven towards electrification. This industry-leading technology is widely used by many of the major automotive OEMs, with HELLA being a global market leader in the field of accelerator pedal sensors.
“We have benefitted from onsemi’s technologies and development expertise for many years, which has allowed us to make CIPOS® a market-leading sensing solution,” said Marco Döbrich, head of the Sensors business field at HELLA. “The ICs’ quality levels are outstanding, and our far-sighted capacity planning with onsemi enables us to plan ahead but stay agile in a tough market.”
A more than two decades long collaboration led to the successful release of the very first automotive inductive position sensor in 1999. Since then, onsemi has provided HELLA with three generations of inducting positioning interfaces. Each generation has been specifically developed for, and together with, HELLA.
“Without our teams understanding each other’s technologies and processes at such precise levels, we could not have reached this significant milestone with HELLA,” said
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