|Gleichmann and BMZ – a powerfull Partnership!
When Gleichmann signed the distribution contract with the German Batterie
Montage Zentrum (BMZ) in April 2000, the Karlstein factory employed 55 people -
a manufacture under several ownerships.
Meanwhile BMZ changed to having 238 employees, offering specialist service
for intelligent solutions in customized battery packs and chargers. All this at
the manufacturing location in Germany. Expanding aggressively internationally,
recently establishing its own production plant in China with over 2.000
m2 manufacturing area. BMZ now ranks internationally as the first
choice for Design, construction and manufacturing of battery systems, including
safety and intelligent circuits plus customized housings. Such achievements are
as much a result of the intensive co-operation over many years between our sales
and marketing engineers, as is the highly quali. ed technical designers,
technicians and production staff of BMZ.
From the first discussion at the customer to understand the technical and
commercial requirements, providing product requirement specifications, through
to sample and pilot build manufacturing, whilst always working together to
achieve the optimum solution.
It is essential that designs meet requirements such CE/UN/and ULtests and
will be arranged by BMZ. The result of this close co-operation is reflected by
dozens of successful joint projects from the markets including medical
technology, mobile communications, leisure, and Power tools plus more.
Crucially, adaptation to market and customer needs is essential to continued
success. Whilst BMZ and Gleichmann naturally offer technologies of nickel metal
hydride, nickel cadmium and lead acid from the portfolio, the demand is clearly
tending towards lithium-ion, to high current capacity lithium manganese and
lithium polymer batteries.
As in previous years BMZ and Gleichmann cordially invite you for international
specialist developer forum on the 28th of September 2006 to inform regarding the
current developments of the market. The individual topics and all important
information please take from the attached program on page 7. Use this chance to
get first hand information for this Top Event. We look forward to welcoming you
to our meeting at the BMZ facilities in Karlstein (in the proximity of
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New record breaking USB2.0 host controller
The new Universal Serial Bus (USB) host controller compliant with USB 2.0
speci. cations features the industry’s fastest data transmission rates and
lowest power consumption levels. The µPD720102 host controller is the second
product in NEC Electronics’ successful ECOUSB™ series of devices that comply
with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) environmental directive.
|Super fast operation with no compromise|
New buffer memory and circuits optimized for system memory access reduce the
gap between packets of data and enable the ìPD720102 host controller to transmit
data at speeds approaching 33 MBytes/s, almost 2 GBytes per minute – up to 30%
faster than the current industry-leading host controller. This highspeed
transmission rate would make it possible to transfer approximately 500
MP3-compressed songs per minute, and could also facilitate the development of
next-generation multimedia systems with larger storage capacities and greater
performance features that benefit from high-speed interfaces. The
record-breaking data transmission rate represents a nearly 50% improvement in
transmission rate over NEC Electronics’ previous-generation host controller, the
Super low power and optimisation at no extra
Optimized internal clock signals and an on-chip 1.5 V voltage
regulator enable extremely low power consumption levels, as low as 65 mA during
data transmission and a mere 100 µA during idle time. These power consumption
rates in both active and idle modes are the lowest in the industry and more than
50% improvement over the µPD720101 device.
To optimise cost the number of ports in NEC Electronics’ latest ECOUSB™ device
has been reduced to three, compared to the previous 5-port design. The new
µPD720102 host controller is available in a compact package and offers superb
and costeffective performance due to an integrated 1.5 V internal voltage
regulator for core logic and several on-chip termination resistors.
The implementation of these components reduces the total bill of material by
approximately 30% and facilitates lowcost system development, ideal for many
industrial and digital consumer applications.
The µPD720102 host controller is easy to use in new system development because
of its compliance with the Enhanced Host Controller Interface (EHCI) Rev 1.0 and
Open Host Controller Interface (OHCI) Rev 1.0a specifications, which allows
developers to introduce USB interface products quickly based on popular
operating systems and device drivers already available in the market.
- Industrial Human Machine Interface
- PC/server motherboards and PCI add-in cards
- Digital TV, STB, HDD recorders
- Printers, multi-function printers
- Wireless routers, NAS (Network Attached Storage), printer servers
- Building automation products
- Drive interface
- Security and control panels
NEC Electronics will continue to expand its line-up of ECOUSB™ products to
meet the increasingly sophisticated needs of industrial applications and digital
consumer devices. More information about the µPD720102 USB 2.0 host controller
can be found at our homepage.
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ISSP1-Compact: Expansion of Structured ASIC solutions
NEC Electronics’ ISSP Instant Silicon Solution Platform) technology is a
meanwhile well-established class of Structured ASIC devices based on a
costeffective, high-function, easy-to-design architecture. Ideal for the modern
demands of fast development turnaround, ISSP provides a risk management solution
that combines very quick time to market with reduced totalcost.
The ISSP1-Compact is a new product that inherits the structure, performance,
and functions of the 150nm ISSP1 - STD series as is, while at the same time
reducing the package size signi. cantly. The ISSP1-Compact employs Finepitch BGA
(FPBGA) and Plastic BGA (PBGA) packages, providing a lineup that offers smaller
size and light - weight mounting.
In addition to the already very low non-recurring engineering (NRE) cost that
is available for ISSP1 - STD, making use of smaller packages allows the further
reduction of unit prices for ISSP1-Compact.
|A powerful and attractive new product
Thus ISSP1-Compact is a powerful and attractive new product that targets
industrial and consumer equipment manufactured in low-to-medium quantities.
ISSP1-Compact is available for design-in from now.
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Why does the automotive industry need AUTOSAR?
The AUTOSAR partnership was set up with the objective of de.
ning an open standard for an automotive E/E (electrical/ electronic)
architecture. Reason for the standard is that the automotive industry needs to
address several major issues:
- Managing the growing complexity of automotive E/E systems
- Flexibility for product modification, upgrade and update
- Scalability of solutions within and across product lines
- Quality and reliability of E/E systems
The basic concept underlying this architecture is that the abstraction of the
hardware will be done in layers. Where the API and functionality of each layer
is de. ned but the implementation is open. In addition to the layered
architecture the AUTOSAR standard contains a very flexible configuration
concept. It will be possible to adapt each driver to the different application
Impact on E/E architectures
Introducing AUTOSAR is likely to lead to software and runtime overhead.
Normally this would lead to an increase in system cost. One solution to that
problem could be to alter the vehicle E/E architecture, by moving away from the
current one-ECU-one function approach to a more . exible approach where several
functions are bundled in one ECU. Changing to this style of E/E architecture
would save a lot of overhead cost such as housing or PCB (see . gure at the
bottom of the page). Introducing AUTOSAR software will ease software integration
work signi. cantly. In that sense the success of the AUTOSAR standardization
could be a decisive factor for further growth in vehicle software functionality.
Changing the user interface
When AUTOSAR is introduced and a new microcontroller is to be applied the
developers will no longer use traditional user manuals that explain a number of
registers and physical signals; instead they will use the AUTOSAR con. guration
tool to con. gure standard drivers. In consequence, the microcontroller vendor
will no longer be selling a ‘chip + user manual‚ but a ‘chip + software + con.
Challenges for microcontroller vendors
Since the software interface is the same for all microcontrollers how can the
microcontroller vendors differentiate their products? Traditional factors like:
consumption will continue to play a major role. But from a software and
functional perspective the product from vendor A will look the same as the
product from vendor B. One possibility to differentiate the product is to have
an implementation of the software API that i s better than the competition.
Important here is to . nd a product with the best balance among performance,
cost and . exibility. This means that the microcontroller vendors will have to
acquire an extra level of competence and shift the focus from hardware to a more
What action is NEC Electronics taking on AUTOSAR?
NEC Electronics joined the AUTOSAR partnership as premium member in
March 2004. NEC Electronicsf main area of expertise is microcontrollers and the
main focus inside the AUTOSAR partnership is on the software modules that are
very close to or directly interacting with the microcontroller hardware. NEC
Electronics employees are currently members in the following workgroups:
- SPAL (special peripheral abstraction layers) (active)
- Memory management (active)
- Con. guration (active)
- Mode management
- Operating system
Internally NEC is working on bringing AUTOSAR standards and methodology to
bear on the product development process. With a clear goal in view: NEC
Electronics intends to provide system solutions that support and enhance the
implementation of AUTOSARcompatible software.
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Go fast. Stay cool.
Ultra-low power, high performance 16-bit microcontrollers. At the Embedded
World Conference in February 2006, NEC Electronics introduced a new line of
16-bit microcontrollers based on the new 78K0R CPU. This new range of 78K0R
based microcontrollers delivers one of the highest power/performance ratios
available for 16-bit microcontrollers.
78K0R microcontrollers are ideal for battery operated applications such as
blood glucose and blood pressure monitors, gas and water meters, and fire and
security products. In addition existing 8-bit users can benefit from
turbocharging’ applications such as single phase electricity meters,
thermostats/ heating controls, sensors and detectors, and small appliances.
Designers using 8-bit microcontrollers are facing ever increasing demands to
integrate more and more features into even the most basic products. Power
consumption budgets are tighter than ever and marketing teams are forever
demanding lower costs.
As a consequence designers are often required to choose between performance
and power consumption. The result is either a product that has a shorter battery
life or a compromised feature set. Because of the optimised power/performance
ratio of 78K0R microcontrollers, designers no longer have to compromise on
feature sets or battery life.
78K0R based microcontrollers deliver 13 Dhrystone MIPS at 20 MHz (0.65
DMIPS/MHz) while only consuming 0.4 mA/MHz in fully operational mode.
Designers can also run the device on an internal oscillator at up to 8 MHz, or
in standby mode using the 32 KHz low speed oscillator. By using these additional
modes, power consumption can be even further reduced.
Designers no longer have to compromise
The 78K0R 16-bit CPU executes many of its 71 instructions in a single cycle
including popular 16-bit arithmetic, data transfer, logical operations, and
compound instructions such as ‘exchange’, ‘compare’, and ‘skip’.
Enhanced program control operations are also available such as 16-bit relative
and immediate addressing enabling faster program execution for larger program
loops. Because of these features designers can achieve 5 times higher
performance than the 78K0 8-bit CPU.
Migrating from 78K0 8-bit based microcontrollers has also been made simple
due to the high proportion of shared instructions between 78K0 and 78K0R. 53 out
of the 60 instructions available for the 78K0 CPU are also available for the
The remaining 7 instructions have been enhanced for the 78K0R and an
additional 11 instructions added. For enhanced and new instructions programmers
only need re-compile their 78K0 code for the 78K0R platform and the compiler
will re-optimise to use these new instructions. Common development tools are
also available that stretch across NEC’s now wide range of microcontrollers.
78K0R is supported by the MINICUBE range of on-chip debug tools, which is the
same range of tools supporting the 78K0 8-bit and V850 32-bit products. MINICUBE
enables debug capability using on-chip debug facilities integrated with 78K0R
microcontrollers. It represents a low cost tool environment for development of
less complex applications. All 78K0R microcontrollers include on-chip debug
features that allow application issues to be diagnosed even in the field.
For more complex applications the IECUBE emulator offers full emulation and
trace capabilities, real time debug functions, ROM and RAM monitoring, and MCU
resource analysis. The IECUBE platform also supports 78K0 8-bit and V850 32-bit
microcontrollers. For software development 78K0R is supported by the IAR
Embedded Workbench class leading tools. 30 devices based on the 78K0R CPU will
be available in the 78K0R/ Kx3 series during 2006.
Samples will be made generally available from August 2006. Earlier
availability is possible on application.
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NEC Chips for wireless ISM Band
The world becomes more and more wireless, and every day new applications are
created. Typical applications are found in remote control, telemetrics, alarm
systems, heating & water consumption measurement units and wireless sensors.
Within this world of wireless communication the license free ISM radio band is
very important. In this area has NEC a long history of experience in industrial,
as well as automotive, segments. We would like to introduce some key products
for this area.
NEC offers Power Amplifier (PA), Switches and Low Noise Amplifier (LNA).
The the picture is a small overview with important parts (picture 433 & 868
& 2400MHz ISM Solution).
NEC applies for switches technologies GaAs and CMOS. GaAs is a well known and
stable technology, but CMOS offers potential cost reduction in the future, since
it is possible to such CMOS technology to shrink transistors and functions.
LNA‘s and PA‘s are also offer in variety different technologies. Here wins the
new SiGe technology more and more market shares.
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NEC achieves new standards for optical and
electrical features of TFT Colour LCDs
More diverse applications require a wider range of specifications or a
completely new approach. NEC‘s different technology options are aimed at a wide
range of applications:
- NLT Technology - Nature Light Technology with 2% reflection ratio =
- Wide Temperature Range
- CoG Technology - Chip-on- Glas Technology
• low cost
• CMOS Technology 3.3/5 V
• results in very thin display modules
- AR Coating Surface - Anti Reflection Polarizer
• clear picture via special surface
• physically anti-glare
- WV (wide view) and U-WV (ultra wide view) Technologies
• Retardation Film (↔ 80°, ↓ 80°, ↑ 60°)
• UA-SFT (Ultra Advanced Super Fine TFT) (↔ ↓↑ 85°)
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Solutions for Industrial Automation
Gleichmann Electronics has built on the Industrial Automation
Initiative from NEC Electronics Europe. Our objective is to get deeper knowledge
of industrial automation products and also the needs for components and
assemblies that are required.
The kickoff for the initiative was the launch of the NECs ERTEC devices at
Gleichmann. ERTEC is a ARM9 based high-speed Ethernet- Controller that supports
Profinet (IRT). Profinet (IRT) is a new standard in the market. To help our
customers to start with Profinet IRT and ERTEC, we arranged together with TMG,
WIND RIVER and NEC a series of courses. More seminars are planed in the future.
To gain in depth knowledge about new technologies and trends we are working
together with selected knowhow partners, for example TMG, as well as with our
customers. The diversity of the Gleichmann product portfolio, including NEC
Electronics (shown below) offers customers the option to buy solutions ranging
from a single component to a complete system.
A good example for this is a system in industrial automation control. In this
system, the ERTEC chip is used for Profinet communication plus a 32-bit NEC
microcontroller is used for other communication and application items.
Gleichmann are also able to supply memories, LEDs, and connectors. In parallel
to the industrial automation initiative, Gleichmann will offer similar services
to customers in other markets. We are launching three more initiatives, Medical,
Motor Control and Building Management.
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NEC - products for Industrial Automation
|Microcontroller (8, 16, 32 Bit)
NEC Electronics offers a wide range of microcontrollers. The unique Series-
Concept allows you to select pin- and software compatible microcontrollers with
a wide range of functionality.
As a leading supplier of Power MOSFET devices, NEC Electronics offers an
extensive range of over 500 different devices suitable for wide range of power
management applications in industrial, PC, mobile, consumer and automotive
markets. In addition, a variety of package options are available from ultra
small packages, through to higher current packages and bare die, offering
optimal thermal resistance, power dissipation and size to meet the requirements
of any application.
|Mini Gate Arrays
Imagine you found the perfect controller for your sensor application – but
one tiny function is missing or the controller is not fast enough to run a
speci. c algorithm. No problem: our Mini Gate Arrays allow customers to
integrate the missing function that makes all the difference.
Our versatile LCD line-up exempli. es our intimate knowledge of the
specialized requirements of industrial applications and our philosophy of
long-term customer support. In addition to continuous improvement in picture
quality and larger screen size, we also seek to reduce customers’ design time by
equipping models with a variety of compatible features.
High-speed internet access and mobile data transmission – two examples where
demand for bandwidth is increasing rapidly. NEC offers a wide range of Optic
Modules such as for example Transponders, Tx/Rx Modules, Transceivers, PON and
ASIC & System on Chip Solutions
Cell-based ICs are highperformance semi-custom devices that realize not only
logic, but memories such as RAM and ROM, ARM, MIPS and V850 Type CPUs related
peripheral circuits, analogue circuits like ADC, DAC, PLL and Ethernet PHY on a
single chip by using a building-block type standard cell design technique. NEC -
products for Industrial Automation
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BMZ Developer Forum – 28th of September 2006
08:30 - Welcome with light breakfast
09:00 - BMZ/ Sven Bauer
Greetings and introduction
Presentation BMZ- Seminar-Dates on the "Giveaway
Global-Market-Analysis - Batterytrends until 2010
09:40 - PANASONIC/ Oliver Sonnemann
News, Updates, Capacities and Development about
|10:20 - BYD/ Amy Xiong
Trends from the chinese marketleader
11:00 - Coffee-Break
11:15 - SONY/ Dr. Martin Maulwurf
Analysis about Sony's rechargeable Lithium-Ionen-
Mangan-Nickel Batteries (V and VT - Type)
12:00 - Lunch
13:00 - BMZ/ Sven Bauer
UN-tests with safetytest and movie-documentation
|13:40 - SAFT/ Ina Hauser
Is Ni-MH a alternative for all NiCd -
When comes the prohibition of NiCd?
14:20 - A123 Systems/ Steve Coletto
Lithium-Ionen-Phosphat- Cells - A new technology from
15:00 - CADEX/ Andreas Junker
Battery Analyser - Accutests within 30 sec.
15:30 - Coffee-break
|15:45 - ANSMANN EBERGY/ Heiko Kirbach
Accu-Charger, Presentation from all methods with
16:15 - BMZ/ Sven Bauer
Transportation-Requirements and tests, prohibition of
NiCd in Europe
17:00 - Discussion
from 17:30 - After-Show- Party - cold & warm buffet
Details and Online Registration
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New high-speed Optocouplers from NEC
NEC Electronics (Europe) is offering three new high-speed optocouplers.
The single- and dual-channel devices, with 10 Mbps transfer speed, are supplied
in SOP and in SO8 packages (small outline package, pin-to-pin distance = 1.27
mm) for compact designs.
The 5-pin SOP package has one channel, while the 8-pin SO8 has either one or two
The typical supply voltage is as low as 3.3 VCC (7 VCC
The couplers can be used for DC/DC converters, measuring equipment, motor
control, communication bus systems and many other applications. They are
suitable for telecom & industrial environments. The couplers have a minimum
common mode transient immunity (CMH, CML) of 15 kV/µs.
They have an open collector output for increased flexibility in circuit design.
The guaranteed values for the maximum pulse width distortion |tPHL
to tPLH| are less than 25 ns. The isolation voltage is
International safety certificates are available. The lead-free product has an
"A" after the part number.
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Personal Profile of Klaus Heck – Sales Manager
|1983 - 1988
NEC EG, Munich Key Account Manager Siemens
1989 - 1996
ALPS Electric, Munich Sales Manager Germany, Austria and Switzerland
1996 - 1998
Hirose, Stuttgart Sales Manager Europe
1998 - 2003
Schulz Electronic, Baden- Baden Sales Manager for Lab Power Suply Units.
|2004 - 2005
Gleichmann, Stutensee Product Marketing Electromechanical; Relay and
Sales Manager at BMZ in Karlstein
Targets with Gleichmann
Support Partner Gleichmann to strenghten his number 1
position in our Distribution ranking
Increase number of design wins on a European base.
Introduce BMZ China Ltd to Gleichmann
I forgot my age, must be about 50 years.
Not married but also not fancy-free
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A prestigous industry event, recognising
innovation and excellence. Who better than Gleichmann Electronics to be
associated with this event! We are proud to sponsor the embedded system
innovation category. Technical Excellence and innovation, such synergy!
Elektra 06 Cologne (Electronica), Elektra 07 London.
Embedded Award 2006
A special highlight at the Embedded
World 2006 exhibition was the presentation of the embedded AWARD on the opening
evening. This year’s award was again presented for pioneering products and
developments. The prize-winner in the Hardware category was NEC Electronics for
the world’s smallest microcontroller.
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