Highly Integrated Solutions for Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems 2007-01-3638
The US requirement for tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) will reach the 100% installation rate this year in accordance with the requirements of FMVSS138 promulgated by the NHTSA. The wide variety of semiconductor technologies available now for direct TPMS can solve the requirements for these systems. However, the wide variation in solutions for TPMS can present a number of end customer issues when there are no standard methods or protocols used in their application. This paper will present an advanced TPMS sensor that includes all of the required features for very complex solutions and presents the issues that result from too many variations in the field. Finally a set of suggested protocols are presented that could help reduce the field issues that may be experienced by the end customer.