Freescale Semiconductor’s MC33816 programmable solenoid controller is designed to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency for both gasoline and diesel direct fuel injection engines. The flexible architecture is also applicable for driving dual clutch transmissions, as well as precision solenoids in factory automation applications. The MC33816 programmable solenoid controller embeds intelligence with four integrated microcores, enabling four parallel tasks to run independently of the main system microcontroller. The result is a response time up to 16x faster than traditional architectures, according to the company, thereby improving engine efficiency with precise fuel delivery that reduces unnecessary fuel use. The device’s functional integration enables substantial bill-of-materials reductions, and provides the flexibility and scalability necessary to be easily integrated into virtually any engine system, including gasoline, diesel, flex-fuel and even LNG engines, regardless of the number of cylinders.
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