New electronic flow and heat meters have the advantage of microprocessor based technology. A good way to create a well optimized system is to integrate support and signal conditioning functions in one analog component.
A Specific Component from SGA can take care of all the sensor specific functions and signal conditioning for energy, water and gas meters.
Industrial control systems often require many types of different sensors. These can for example be switches, temperature sensors or any sensors with a voltage output.
This may lead to a system with many different versions of input modules. A Specific Component from SGA that realizes configurable inputs can significantly reduce the need for different hardware versions.
High Reliability Specific Components
Several different applications require the use of highly reliable components. A Specific Component from SGA can be designed for Hi-Rel requirements and manufactured in Hi-Rel production flows according to applicable standards.
Screening in production as well as initial qualification of a component can be selected to meet specific customer requirements.
Minimum Microcontroller System
A good way to create a well optimized microcontroller system is to integrate support and signal conditioning functions in one analog component.
This approach combines the flexibility of a microcontroller solution with the high level of integration in an ASIC.
Analog ASIC Cuts Cost
Cost reduction is a natural goal when introducing an Analog ASIC in an existing application.
An Analog ASIC replaces a lot of standard components. The total component cost will be reduced but the main source for cost reduction may well be that PCB assembly cost go down as the number of components is reduced.
Managing a Last Time Buy
Last Time Buy situations are unfortunately not very rare for integrated circuits. Re-design of a product because of an LTB for a component is a tedious and not very productive task.
A Specific Component from SGA can be designed as a drop-in replacement for an obsolete component and will in this way solve the LTB-problem.
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