ZMDI, a Global Semiconductor Company, Announces the Release of the ZIOL2211 in a Wafer-Level Chip-Scale Package - Cost-Effective High-Voltage Line Driver IC for the Smallest IO-Link Devices

Aug 22, 2012, 07:00 ET from ZMDI

DRESDEN, Germany, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - ZMD AG (ZMDI), a Dresden-based semiconductor company that specializes in enabling energy-efficient solutions, today announces the release of the ZIOL2211 integrated circuit (IC), provided in a wafer-level chip-scale package (WL-CSP). As a global supplier of analog and mixed-signal solutions for automotive, industrial, medical, information technology and consumer applications, ZMDI is pleased to introduce one of the smallest IO-Link compliant line driver ICs on the market. The cost-effective ZIOL2211 WL-CSP driver has a high-voltage I/O channel that meets the physical layer requirements of sensor and actuator systems used in factory and process automation applications. The device is a member of ZMDI's ZIOL2xxx line-driver IC family and targets small sensor and actuator devices.

"Within recent years, a trend toward smaller yet more powerful sensors and actuators can be seen in process and factory automation. With IO-Link technology, especially our new wafer-level chip-scale-package IC, the ZIOL2211, it has become easier to miniaturize products," stated Bernhard Huber, Business Line Manager for Power and Analog at ZMDI.

ZMDI's ZIOL2211 WL-CSP high-voltage line driver is ideal for all types of sensors and actuators used in harsh environments such as automation applications. It provides a wide range of configurable system features. The driver is fully programmable for settings ranging from slew rate and current to diagnostics features.

ZMDI's existing IO-Link tools also support the ZIOL2211 WL-CSP. Using the same IC and development tools for all serial I/O devices is highly beneficial as it saves design time and shortens time-to-market. Furthermore, it greatly increases efficiency as it allows designers to apply a proven design to a new product.

The ZIOL2401 Starter and Lab Kit are suitable for all ZIOL2xxx ICs including the ZIOL2211 WL-CSP. The application kit includes an evaluation board and a Windows®-based configuration tool, with a USB interface between the user's PC and the board. Developers can easily evaluate configurations and save the results. In-system programming using the Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) standard is also supported, allowing for full customization after manufacturing.

The ZIOL2211 WL-CSP's operating temperature range is -40°C to +85°C. The IC comes in a very small space-saving 2.5mm x 2.5mm WL-CSP. Unit prices start at EUR 2.18/USD 3.05, in volumes of 1000 devices. Samples are available.

Features and Benefits


  • Supports the IO-Link Specification V1.0 and V1.1

Environmentally robust

  • Excellent for harsh industrial environments, -40°C to +85°C

Efficient and effective

  • Excellent for small and miniaturized sensor or actuator devices
  • Cost efficient due to a very small PCB footprint


  • Very small 2.5mm x 2.5mm WL-CSP

About ZMDI

Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG (ZMDI) is a global supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors solutions for automotive, industrial, medical, information technology and consumer applications. These solutions enable our customers to create the most energy-efficient products in power management, lighting and sensors.

For over 50 years, ZMDI has been globally headquartered in Dresden, Germany. With over 320 employees worldwide, ZMDI serves its customers with sales offices and design centers throughout Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the United States.

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