A Small Outline Pressure Sensor for Automotive Applications 1999-01-1036
A small outline pressure sensor has been developed for use in various automotive applications including vehicle dynamic control (VDC), gasoline direct fuel injection, common rail diesel fuel injection, and other emerging systems. This sensor uses a stainless steel diaphragm for fluid compatibility and can be built in versions to measure a wide range of pressures from 0-700 kPa (100 psi up to 0-180 MPa (26,000 psi). Advanced diagnostic and protection functions are included in the electronics to alert the electronic control module of possible sensor or system failures. All signal conditioning functions are integrated into a single CMOS integrated circuit to reduce cost, size, and complexity.