Posts Tagged ‘steering angle sensor’

Bourns Receives Prestigious Bosch Supplier Award

July 29, 2011

Bosch Supplier Award
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RIVERSIDE, Calif., July 26, 2011 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that its Automotive Division has received the prestigious Bosch Supplier Award from the Robert Bosch GmbH.  The Bosch award recognizes companies that have performed particularly well in manufacturing and supplying products or services over the past two years – especially in terms of quality, pricing, reliability, technology, and continuous improvement. “The Bosch Supplier Award goes to outstanding suppliers who play a key role in the Bosch Group’s success and work with us on the further development and improvement of our products and manufacturing processes,” said Franz Fehrenbach, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH, at the presentation ceremony on July 19, 2011 at Stuttgart’s Alte Reithalle.

“Bourns is thrilled to have participated in the Bosch Group’s success and thankful our beneficial relationship continues to grow,” said Jeff Pyle, vice president of Bourns Automotive Division.  “This award further confirms Bourns’ commitment to providing the highest quality and superior performing position and angle sensors available today.  We look forward to many more years of partnering with the Bosch Group to help enhance manufacturing processes and the development of future products.”

The Bosch Group presents its global supplier award every two years. This is the twelfth time the awards have been presented since 1987.  There were no awards given in 2009 due to the global financial and economic downturn.  For 2010, a total of 60 suppliers from 14 countries received awards in seven categories.

About the Bosch Group
In 2010, the Bosch Group’s total purchasing volume came to some 24 billion euros. The proportion of this sum generated outside Germany came to around 60 percent. China accounted for the largest purchasing volume outside Germany, followed by eastern Europe, the United States, and Japan. Bosch’s “shopping list” includes manufacturing materials such as electronic, mechanical, and electromechanical components, as well as merchandise, operating resources, services, and machinery.

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, trimming and precision potentiometers, panel controls and encoders and resistive products.  Headquartered in Riverside, CA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including telecommunications, computer, industrial, instrumentation, automotive, consumer, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments.  Bourns® products are manufactured according to ISO-9000 and ISO 14001 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the TS16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at www.bourns.com.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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Bourns Announces Customized Steering Angle Sensors

September 1, 2009
Bourns Steering Angle Sensor (Download Hi-Res Image)

Bourns Steering Angle Sensor (Download Hi-Res Image)

Riverside, Calif., September 1, 2009 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the introduction of the company’s latest generation of semi-absolute and absolute, non-contacting steering angle sensing technology.  The new technology supports low cost solutions that require accurate steering feedback for interfacing with automotive applications such as electronic stability control (ESC), active suspension, and electro power steering (EPS). The customized steering angle sensors can also be used with electronic self parking (E-Park), lane departure warning (LDW), and advanced front lighting systems (AFLS) applications and are based on anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) technology. The electronics used in Bourns’ customized steering angle sensors can be packaged to facilitate reduced sensor dimensions as small as  60 mm x 78 mm x 14 mm and printed circuit board (PCB) dimensions as small as 50 mm x 20 mm.

“Bourns is pleased to offer its automotive customers customized steering angle sensors to fit their specific needs,” said Johneric Leach, product line manager for steering and vehicle stability sensors at Bourns. “The new sensors are based on AMR technology for a more robust design, which allows the devices to be less sensitive to temperature fluctuations, shock and vibrations. Thanks to AMR technology, the sensors can also withstand large variations in the gap between the sensor and magnet.”

The new steering angle sensors feature a Bourns-patented device that minimizes the hysteresis associated with the steering column’s mechanical tolerances and is available in either single or dual redundant designs. The customized sensors are typically equipped with a CAN interface to allow resolutions close to 16 bit and accuracies down to below 0.5 degrees. The sensors also feature a complete self-diagnostic capability and a customized design is available that supports full active steering.

Technical Specifications

Type Specification
Angular Position Range ± 720 ° (Truck option ± 1440 °)

Resolution 0.05 °

Absolute Linearity + 0.5 °

Angular Speed Range ± 2000 °/s

Resolution 4 °/s

Data and Control Interface CAN 2.0A (option CAN 2.0B) 500 kbit/s

Data rate 10 ms (option 5 ms)

OEM specific CAN handlers optional

Power Supply Voltage range 8 – 18 V

Current consumption 50 mA

No idle current required

Temperature Range – 40 °C to +85 °C degrees

(option – 40 °C to +125 °C)

Availability and Pricing
The new customized steering angle sensors can be ordered for manufacturing to meet specific customer requirements. Pricing is based on the complexity of the design and number of sensors ordered. The Automotive Division of Bourns has the capability to package and develop other customized solutions based on customer requirements and specifications. For additional information about Bourns Automotive Division’s products and services, go to http://www.bourns.com/Automotive.aspx.

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, precision potentiometers, panel controls and encoders and resistive products.  Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including telecommunications, computer, industrial, instrumentation, automotive, consumer, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Bourns products are manufactured according to ISO-9000 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at http://www.bourns.com/.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used publicly only with the permission of Bourns and require proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.