iC-Haus GmbH




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About: iC-Haus GmbH is a leading independent German manufacturer of standard iCs (ASSP) and customized ASiC semiconductor solutions. The company has been active in the design, production and sales of application-specific iCs for industrial, automotive and medical technology since 1984 and is represented worldwide. The iC-Haus cell libraries in CMOS, bipolar, and BCD technologies are fully equipped to realize the design of sensor, laser/opto, and actuator ASiCs. The iCs are assembled in standard plastic packages or using in-house chip-on-board technology to manufacture complete microsystems, multichip modules and optoBGA/QFN, the latter also in conjunction with integrated optical sensors.

Products

iC-HF

6-Chan. RS-422 Transceiver for BiSS bus structures

iC-HF is a robust line driver/receiver for industrial control applications using RS422 transmission including BiSS encoder PHY. Operation at 3 V to 5 V is supported including reverse polarity protection, current-limited, short-circuit-proof push-pull drivers allowing high speed at low EMI.

The IC’s unique feature are:

  • RS422 transceiver for BiSS bus structure and BiSS bus loopback
  • analog switches bypassing the driver stages (Encoder Link)

The Encoder Link function is triggered by a fail-safe scheme connects outside lines to a device’s internal components, for instance if calibration and programming.

iC-LGC

21-Bit Optical Position Encoder with Serial/Parallel and Sin/Cos Output

iC-LGC is an optoelectronic encoder iC for absolute position sensors. Photosensors, amplifiers and comparators, the entire signal conditioning and data processing unit and fast I/O interfaces are monolithically integrated on the chip. From this optical end encoder designs in various diameters are supported, with a conversion core adaptable for the angular position resolution in question, and a data output section selectable with serial (BiSS / SSI) and parallel operating modes (hardware encoder, 8-bit µC interface).

iC-MB4

BiSS Interface Master IC with RS422 Transceiver

BiSS C, BiSS B, SSI and extended SSI devices, sensors and actuators can be fully accessed by iC-MB4. Up to 8 devices can be connected, each with up to 64 bit single cycle data length and up to 16 bit CRC verification.

iC-MD

iC-MD processes quadrature encoder signals (with A, B and index) of up to 3 incremental encoders.

Possible counter configurations are up to 48 bit or up to 3 A B counter. Various input signals are applicable: differential RS422 and up to 12 V levels and TTL, CMOS and LVDS logic signals. The device can be accessed via SPI interface or can be operated as a BiSS C or SSI slave device.

iC-MH

12 Bit angular Hall encoder

The iC-MH 12-bit angular encoder is a position sensor with integrated Hall sensors for scanning a permanent magnet. The signal conditioning unit generates constant-amplitude sine and cosine voltages that can be used for angle calculation. The resolution can be programmed up to a maximum of 4,096 angular increments per rotation.

iC-MH16

The iC-MH16 is an integrated Hall encoder for sensing the angular position of a diametral magnet.

The FlexCount interpolator can be set to any factor from 1 to 1024 to and achieve up to 4096 angle steps per revolution. ABZ quadrature signal incremental outputs permit up to 200 000 rpm at the highest resolution with an adjustable index pulse postion. U, V and W for the commutation of brushless DC motors with 1 to 16 pole pairs. The outputs are RS422 compatible with adjustable output current and slew rate.
iC-MH16 features the BiSS Interface for a fast serial, CRC secures data output and bidirectional register access. The programmed setup can be stored to a non-volatile ROM, based on zapping diodes.

iC-MH8

The iC-MH8 is an integrated Hall encoder for sensing the angular position of a diametral magnet.

The amplified Hall voltages are available as complementary analog sine and cosine signals with regulated 1 Vpp differential amplitude. Using the BiSS C interface the output data can be transmitted serially and allows also access to the internal memory of iC-MH8. The configuration and internal parameters can then be stored permanently in a zapping diode based ROM.

iC-MHL200

The iC-MHL200 is an integrated Hall encoder for sensing linear and rotary magnetic targets with a 2 mm pole pitch.

A smallest linear position increment of 1 μm can be achieved when the device is operated at 12 bit resolution. The interpolator resolution can be programmed up to a maximum of 4096 increments per magnetic signal period (equivalent to a 4 mm position shift). Using the serial BiSS C interface position data can be transmitted and iC-MHL200 can be accessed for setup. The power-on configuration and internal parameters can then be stored permanently in an on-chip zapping ROM.

iC-MHM

iC-MHM is a compact, contactless high-resolution magnetic angle sensor for the on-axis scanning of a diametric magnet.

Its Hall sensor array provides sine/cosine signals output by differential drivers with 1 Vpp. The chip features BiSS C and SPI, multiturn counting, preset on power up and verified cyclically if an external multiturn sensor is connected. The embedded RS422 transceiver allows direct BiSS/SSI line connections and all interface pins are reversepolarity and short-circuit-proof.

iC-MN

3-Channel, Simultaneous Sampling 13-Bit Sin/Cos Interpolation IC with Nonius Calculation

Encoder device iC-MN is a 3-channel, simultaneous sampling sine-to-digital converter which interpolates sine/cosine sensor signals using a high precision SAR converter with a selectable resolution of up to 13 bits.

iC-MR

13-Bit S&H Sin/Cos Interpolator with Controller Interfaces

An absolute data interface (ADI) presets period counting, whereas multiturn and singleturn offset values can adjust the final position data. The chip features BiSS C interface (up to 10 MHz, bidirectional), SSI (up to 4 MHz) or SPI, parallel interface. External KTY temperature sensor; monitoring a motor’s temperature are supported including configurable alarms. iC-MR aims at high-resolution position encoders and safety-oriented applications.

iC-MU

18-Bit Magnetic Off-Axis Absolute Position Encoder

iC-MU is a magnetic hall based encoder iC for absolute position sensors. Hall elements, amplifiers and interpolators, the entire signal conditioning and data processing unit and fast I/O interfaces are monolithically integrated on the chip. From this magnetic end encoder designs in various diameters are supported, with a conversion core adaptable for the angular position resolution in question, and a data output section selectable with serial (BiSS / SSI) or embedded operation (SPI interface) and analog SIN COS output. iC-MU has a pole width of 1.28 mm.

Family products with alternative pole widths:
iC-MU150 (1.50 mm)
iC-MU200 (2.00 mm)

iC-MU150

18-Bit Magnetic Off-Axis Absolute Position Encoder

iC-MU150 is a magnetic hall based encoder iC for absolute position sensors. Hall elements, amplifiers and interpolators, the entire signal conditioning and data processing unit and fast I/O interfaces are monolithically integrated on the chip. From this magnetic end encoder designs in various diameters are supported, with a conversion core adaptable for the angular position resolution in question, and a data output section selectable with serial (BiSS / SSI) or embedded operation (SPI interface) and analog SIN COS output. iC-MU150 has a pole width of 1.50 mm.

Family products with alternative pole widths:
iC-MU (1.28 mm)
iC-MU200 (2.00 mm)

iC-NQC

13-Bit Signal Conditioning Interpolator

iC-NQC is a monolithic A/D converter which, by applying a count-safe vector follower principle, converts  sine/cosine sensor signals with a selectable resolution and hysteresis into angle position data.

iC-MCB

SPI-TO-BiSS Bridge with RS422 Transceiver

iC-MCB is a BiSS slave bridging iC to implement BiSS slave functionality into any sensor technology and platform. BiSS sensor implementations are possible, downgrading to SSI operation is also possible. Full BiSS C protocol functionality including single cycle data (SCD) for sensors (SCDS) and control communication for commands and register access and BiSS bus structures. Timing critical protocol response is handled directly by the iC-MCB and relieves the host microcontroller. The host microcontroller configures and controls the iC-MCB via SPI interface. iC-MCB can access and control various sensors directly by the Fast Sensor Interface on the I/O crossbar. The integrated RS422 transceiver enables BiSS point-to-point encoder applications with a maximum clock rate of 10 MHz.

iC-MCW

BiSS Watchdog for RS422 with SPI

iC-MCW is a BiSS C communication monitoring device including RS422-receivers. With iC-MCW it is possible to implement any additional safety features to extend a standard BiSS drive for example. BiSS clock and BiSS data lines are connected to the iC-MCW. The BiSS sensor and control communication is observed and sampled at maximum transmission rates of 10 MBit/s. The end of a received BiSS frame triggers an interrupt request to notify the microcontroller about new BiSS communication status and frame data. The microcontroller is connected to the SPI interface of iC-MCW and imports the BiSS frame data without disrupting the transmission between BiSS master and BiSS slave. The internal frame counter and detailed status and error information are available. Due to built-in clock generation, the chip does not need any external oscillators.

iC-MU200

18-Bit Magnetic Off-Axis Absolute Position Encoder

iC-MU200 is a magnetic hall based encoder iC for absolute position sensors. Hall elements, amplifiers and interpolators, the entire signal conditioning and data processing unit and fast I/O interfaces are monolithically integrated on the chip. From this magnetic end encoder designs in various diameters are supported, with a conversion core adaptable for the angular position resolution in question, and a data output section selectable with serial (BiSS / SSI) or embedded operation (SPI interface) and analog SIN COS output. iC-MU200 has a pole width of 2.00 mm.

Family products with alternative pole widths:
iC-MU (1.28 mm)
iC-MU150 (1.50 mm)

iC-MR3

13-Bit S&H Sin/Cos Interpolator with MCU Interface for Functional Safety

An absolute data interface (ADI) presets period counting, whereas multiturn and singleturn offset values can adjust the final position data. The chip features BiSS C interface (up to 10 MHz, bidirectional), SSI (up to 4 MHz) or SPI, parallel interface. External KTY temperature sensor; monitoring a motor’s temperature are supported including configurable alarms. iC-MR3 aims at high-resolution position encoders and safety-oriented applications.

iC-PZ

High-Resolution Optical Reflective Absolute Encoder.

iC-PZ is a reflective, compact, high-resolution, absolute encoder for reflective code discs (ø26 mm with iC-PZ2656) and linear scales (max. 6.71m with iC-PZ205). The miniature oQFN32 5×5 package contains a monolithic HD Phased Array with excellent signal matching. This system-on-chip design with an embedded blue LED provides an excellent reliability based on the EncoderBlue® technology. The FlexCount® interpolation covers any arbitrary ABZ resolution and also the UVW commutation signals range from 1 to 32 CPR (for motors of up to 32 pole pairs). The LED power is controlled for constant illumination (sine square or sum control). The on chip absolute singleturn resolution of 22 bits (ø26 mm) via built-in interpolation. With the on-chip automatic signal adjustment simplify the calibration in production and in place mounting. Calibration and configuration are stored in an external I²C EEPROM. For digital protocols BiSS, SSI, and SPI are supported, analog outputs are also configurable. A temperature detection and monitoring is on chip available. With the absolute data interface (ADI) external multiturn sensors can be connected.

iC-RZ

Optical Twin-Scan Encoder IC with Safety Channel

iC-RZ is based on the robust and compact EncoderBlue® technology using a 10-bit PRC disc of Ø 26.5 mm, 42.8 mm . It´s autonomous double-scanning with control (CC) and safety (SC) channels with a resolution of 15 bits (CC and SC) using flash interpolators provide a two position word data set. The Control channel (CC) with MT interface (ADI, SSI) and serial data output (BiSS) is pin-configured and uses BiSS for interfacing. The flexible safety channel (SC) with CRC monitored setup, OEM and user data provides signal monitoring, temperature sensing, MT interface (ADI, SSI). The SC serial data output is available with BiSS or SSI or SPI. CC and SC are compatible with BiSS Safety protocol.

iC-BL

BiSS Line Interface Master/Slave with RS485 Transceiver

iC-BL aims at motion control and sensor applications and eases the implementation of the BiSS Line protocol as a one-cable technology into any device and platform. Using a single cable with 2 or 4 wires, robust data and power transmission is obtained according to the BiSS Line protocol description. This includes the master and slave operation with fast cyclic data transmission, bidirectional register communication, as well as data protection by Forward Error Correction (FEC).
For data exchange with sensors, actuators, and controllers, a variety of interfaces are embedded: masters for BiSS C, SPI, and I²C. Additionally, an SPI slave interface for access with an external controller is available. Integrated RS485 transceivers enable point-to-point and bus applications with a constant BiSS Line bit rate of 12.5 MHz. The internal voltage generator outputs a selectable sensor supply of 2.5 V, 3.3 V, or 5 V.

BiSS Safety Documentation Packages

In order to support implementations of BiSS Safety, iC-Haus offers two documentation packages.


1.) BiSS Safety Documentation Package 1

BiSS Safety Profile Definition

  • Describes how to use BiSS C in safety critical applications
  • Describes how to detect failure modes using BiSS features
  • Contains residual error rates  (RER) for typical data channel configurations


BiSS Safety Implementation Manual

  • Summary of hints collected during TÜV certification procedure of BiSS Safety profile

 

2.) BiSS Safety Documentation Package 2

Calculation of residual error rates (RER)

  • Suitable to calculate residual error rates (RER) for arbitrary data channel configurations

iC-MNF

26-bit Nonius Encoder with 3-Ch. Sampling 14-bit Sin/D Interpolation

Encoder device iC-MNF is a 3-channel, simultaneous sampling sine-to-digital
converter which interpolates sine/cosine sensor signals using a high precision
SAR converter with a selectable resolution of up to 14 bits. Each input has a
separate sample-and-hold stage which halts the track signal for the subse-
quent sequential digitization. Various 2- and 3-track Nonius scale computa-
tions and multiturn gear box synchronization modes can be configured for the
calculation of high resolution angle positions; these computations allow for
angle resolutions of up to 26 bits.