Wide Range Oxygen Sensor
About Wide Range Oxygen Sensor
By controlling in combination with a dedicated interface, it can control in accordance with the concentration of oxygen in the exhaust gas.
Paired with a special interface circuit, this sensor can produce an electric current corresponding to the exhaust gas O2 concentration. This sensor can be used for control over a wide range of air-fuel ratios from precise stoichiometric control, to lean burn, to enrichment for component protection. The capability of lean measurement enables control for lean burn and diesel engines. Compared to the previous design the ZFAS®-U2 wide range air-fuel sensor achieves outstanding reliability and activation speed.
- Accurate output over the entire measurement range
- Fully sealed waterproof design does not require external reference air
- Excellent heat resistance for improved durability
- Fast activation (5sec) due to monolithic heater and element structure
While a standard oxygen sensor essentially outputs only two states-either rich or lean, the wide range air-fuel sensor is able to measure the degree of richness or leanness. Knowing the magnitude of deviation from the stoichiometric point enables more precise control of the air-fuel ratio. The figure bottom of this page (Histogram of controlled A / F during driving mode) shows the air-fuel ratio distribution over a drive cycle. Exhaust gas contains fewer toxins in the region close to the stoichiometric air-fuel ratio. The lighter background in the figure indicates cleaner exhaust, while the darker regions represent more pollutants. Since the wide range sensor produces a narrower distribution around the stoichiometric point, emissions can be lower than with a standard oxygen sensor. This sensor also enables air-fuel control at points other than stoichiometric, which is applicable to lean burn or diesel engines.
XCU®-UA(ASIC for ZFAS®-U)
XCU®-UA is a single-chip interface and control circuit between the ZFAS®-U sensor and the vehicle CPU. For example, this ASIC provides information to the CPU about the sensor element, which can be used to control the heater and maintain a target temperature for stable oxygen readings.
- Basic ZFAS®-U control circuitry
- Element temperature control circuitry
- Equipped with SPI digital communication
- Basic OBD capability such as terminal open & short detection
ZFAS®-U2-SM(Controller integrated in connector)
ZFAS®-U2-SM is a smart type wide air-fuel sensor which whole sensor control circuit module is integrated. The sensor has a CAN interface and all of signals are transmitted via CAN communication.
Sensor compensation factor is also pre-installed into the module, so it is much easier to install the sensor into vehicle system without any additional development.
- Control circuit integrated into connector
- CAN communication capable
- Uses proven ZFAS®-U2 sensor
- OBD capability
- High accuracy sensor compensation