ADI pioneered airbag technology and continues to play a major role in helping customers design more accurate and safer airbag systems. Our more than 20 years of experience in designing crash sensors provided the knowledge and expertise needed to help define and design next-generation airbag products for electronic control unit (ECU) and satellite sensors. ADI’s high performance products allow you to create next-generation systems that offer consumers the highest level of safety. All of our automotive products are qualified to the strictest automotive guidelines to ensure highest reliability in the field.
The ADXL185B z-axis sensor and the ADXL189B x-axis sensor are g range configurable, integrated single-axis satellite sensors, compliant with the PSI5 Version 1.3 specification. The ADXL185B/ADXL189B enable low cost solutions for front and side impact airbag satellite sensor applications. Acceleration data is sent to the control module via a digital 2-wire current loop interface bus.
The sensor g range is configurable to provide full-scale ranges from ±30 g to ±480 g. The devices can also be configured to transmit data from multiple g ranges during predefined time slots, in accordance with the PSI5 specification. The devices transmit 10-bit acceleration data to the control module and can be configured to include either a 1-bit parity check or a 3-bit cyclic redundancy check (CRC). Each device has a unique electronic serial number.
The ADXL185B/ADXL189B are available in a 16-lead, narrow-body SOIC package with an exposed pad. The ADXL185B/ADXL189B are specified to operate over the full automotive temperature range of −40°C to +125°C.
- Front impact crash sensing
- Side impact crash sensing
- Shock and vibration detection
- Pedestrian collision sensing
The ADXL288 is a dual-axis accelerometer with signal-conditioned outputs available via a 16-bit SPI interface. Identical, independent X and Y sense structures are implemented to create a high performance, high integrity acceleration sensing system.
The X and Y acceleration channels have a nominal full-scale range of ±120 g and a bandwidth of 408 Hz. The acceleration data is provided as a 12-bit, twos complement word with a resolution of 62.5 mg/LSB.
The ADXL288 is available in a 16-lead, narrow-body SOIC package with an exposed pad. The ADXL288 can operate at 3.3 V and 5 V and is specified for operation from −40°C to +105°C.
- Impact sensing
- Shock detection
The acceleration data output from the device is a true 16-bit word and is contained in a 32-bit SPI transaction. The SPI interface contains additional fault detection bits and data formatting bits designed to assist high reliability applications. SPI communications are compatible up to 8 MHz. The 16-bit acceleration data-word offers a resolution of 0.434 mg/LSB for the ±14.2 g full-scale range of the device.
The ADXL701 is available in an SOIC package with an inverted paddle for improved EMI/RFI robustness. The ADXL701 operates at nominal power supplies of 3.3 V and 5 V, and is specified to operate across the full automotive temperature range of −40°C to +105°C.
- Vehicle rollover detection
- Platform stabilization/leveling