MUNICH, Germany The intelligent controllers from Wuerth Elektronik (Oehringen, Germany) ICS for automotive industry are small, powerful and easy to program. The product range named "ICCS" includes three product lines, which can be used for a wide range of applications.
The ICCS products are small controllers in the form of electronic relays and compact CAN-modules for automotive industry. With a help of just one of ICCS products designers can realise a number of logical functions with a differing levels of complexity, which would normally require combinations of standard and special relays, diodes or a small programmable logic controller (PLC).
The ICCS product range includes three product lines: Nano ICCS relays, Micro ICCS relays and ICCS CAN modules. All ICCS products are robust and heat resistant. So they meet the high quality requirements of the automotive industry. The main difference between the ICCS-products is their capability to deal with the tasks.
Nano and Micro ICCS relays have a MSP430 16 bit microcontroller with flash memory. The flash memory enables the simple change of the program on the relay. With the in-house software you can program standard function for example time delay function, impulse function or toggle function as well as complex special functions on the relay. The Nano ICCS has a digital input and a digital output. The Micro ICCS relay has one analogue plus three digital inputs as well as two power outputs (high-sides) or one relay output and one signal output up to 2 watts. The use of the high-side-drivers makes the Micro ICCS relay short-circuit proof and overload protected. In case of overload it switches off automatically. The ICCS relays work with the on-board voltage of 12 or 24 volts as well as 9 to 30 volts and can switch currents of up to 30 amps.
ICCS relays have a wide range of applications. They can be used for example for automotive functions as rear window heater, door control, voltage and current monitoring or control of the air conditioning.
ICCS CAN modules offer even more extensive possibilities for controlling of automotive applications. They are freely configurable and programmable and enable the realisation of many different applications in vehicles. Wuerth Elektronik ICS offers an ICCS I/O CAN module as a standard. This module has a Freescale HCS08 processor with flash-technology. The integrated bus-systems as CAN High or Low Speed bus, optionally RS485, enable the data exchange between the modules and allow easy integration into the existing system. Because of the powerful processor the ICCS I/O CAN module is CAN open and SAE J1939 compliant.