Electronics for Powertrain Applications

Mobility is an important factor for the global economy
Sophisticated engine management and strict exhaust gas standards require increasingly individual sensor solutions, highly efficient motor controls for electrified auxilliary units and innovative technologies. We are at home in this market and offer you the appropriate solution for your project.

Speed Sensors for Powertrain Applications

Our engineers understand optimal control means: higher efficiency, lower emissions and an increase in driving pleasure
In order to handle resources in a responsible way and to protect the environment, it is necessary to measure precisely, even at a low rotational speed, immediately when the engine of a vehicle has been started.
Detecting rotational speeds without loss enables optimal engine control resulting in improved driving characteristics and low emissions.

Special features

  • Working range up to 3 mm
  • Temperature range -40 °C to +160 °C
  • Protection rating up to IP 69
  • True power on
  • Detection of direction

High-precision rotational speed sensor featuring detection of rotational direction for start / stop systems

Special application: An inductive high speed rotor position sensor (SPINpad sensor)

A combination of high accuracy and fast response time is required for rotor position sensors in the electric motors of hybrid or electric vehicles. This allows the control unit to drive the motor optimally, and leads to a reduction in energy consumption and an increased range of the vehicle.

» Learn more about SPINpad technology

Pressure Sensors for Powertrain Applications

Last generation pressure sensors are absolutely solid and have excellent long-lived characteristics. They win by their modular-building-concept and can be integrated into customer systems easily
KYOCERA AVX offers a great number of innovative and robust solutions for measuring pressure in different media. Due to flexible configurations, our pressure sensor modules can easily be integrated into customer-specific systems.
Particularly powerful engines in trucks, work machines, and agriculture applications require permanent monitoring in different media. A great variety of different basic technologies enables us to optimally suit sensor features to the respective customer application.


  • Ceramic measuring cell
  • Semiconductor measuring cell
  • Pressure range: 0 … 0.5 bar to 0 … 60 bar
  • Temperature range: -40 °C to +125 °C / +150 °C
  • Connectors according to customer specification

Differential pressure sensor is not being influenced of atmosphere.
Sensing of differential pressure and velocity head in high longterm stability

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Motor Power Converter for Electrically Driven Water Pumps

The customer-specific control module is fully integrated into the electric motor and includes all components which are necessary for the control of an electronic motor. The inputs from the master control unit are transmitted via PWM, LIN or CAN to the microcontroller which calculates the speed and the necessary commutation of the electronic motor (block, trapezoidal or sine). With gate driver and power MOSFET the coils of the motor are energized. In this process the speed (with or without sensors), current, voltage and temperature are monitored and in case of an error reported back to the master control unit.

Typical applications

  • Coolant pump for internal combustion engine, charge air cooling, electronic motor
  • Oil pump, fuel pump, air- and vacuum pump

Special features

  • High temperatures possible by using ceramic substrates (up to 160 °C)
  • High performances in a small installation space by chip & wire technology
  • High vibration permitted, assembly to combustion engine possible
  • Fully integrated into the electric motor by high integration density
  • Customer specific design

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Position Sensors for Powertrain Applications

A wide range of technology know-how enables positiondetection for versatile applications
KYOCERA AVX has been developing and producing position sensors based on different technologies since 1990. This developments include Autopad® our proprietary contactless inductive technology.
With a large portfolio of patents, KYOCERA AVX is a well-known supplier for large-volume production for car and truck applications. We also have medium- and small-volume production for specialpurpose vehicles and agriculture applications.

Special features

Precise position sensor for use at the tumble flap

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Temperature Sensors for Powertrain Applications

Intelligent sensor-concepts for fast and precise temperature detection also in demanding applications
Temperature sensors by KYOCERA AVX are reliable, fast and precise in liquid and gaseous media such as water, oil, fuel, intake air and charge air.
With more than 20 years of experience in developing and producing temperature sensors we are well positioned as partners to wellknown OEMs and Tier 1 / 2 suppliers in the automotive industry.

Technologies and special features

Housing: plastic, metal (brass), steel
Technology: NTC, PT, thermocouples, semiconductor

  • Temperature range -40 °C to +155 °C / +170 °C / +220 °C / +300 °C
    (high temperature up to +1150 °C)
  • Optional programmable eletronic interfaces
  • Plug, measuring element, mechanic and electric interface according to customer requirements
  • Low-weight miniature versions due to minimised metal content
  • Long-lasting robustness against vibrations and dust / humidity
  • Thermal decoupling for excellent accuracy of measurement

Temperature sensor with extremely short response time <2sTau90

» Data sheet

Individual solutions are our strength.
Together we will find the best option for your project.

Sensors and controls from KYOCERA AVX support highly efficient motor control systems.

Temperature. Pressure. Level. Quality. Speed. Position. Sensors, Pedals and Control Units from KYOCERA AVX reliably monitor and control customer-specific applications with high accuracy.