Freescale and Microstaq Join Forces on Smart Superheat Control System

Freescale Semiconductor and Microstaq are collaborating on the development of an intelligent refrigerant superheat control system that combines Freescale’s microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) pressure sensing, processing and control technology with Microstaq’s revolutionary MEMS silicon expansion valve (SEV).
) these compatible high-pressure, high-flow solutions are designed to improve hvac and refrigeration system energy efficiency and reliability, while also enabling predictive system maintenance.
) freescale’s advanced superheat control module is engineered to operate with hcfc and hfc refrigerants including r410a, r407c and r22. microstaq’s innovative high-pressure, high-flow silicon mems valve technology is capable of working with any refrigerant in an extremely compact package. the compact, easy-to-install module is compatible with virtually all air conditioning, heat pump and refrigeration applications.
) freescale’s superheat control module and microstaq’s high-flow valve technology address the ultra-space and energy conservation needs for the growing hvac market, which exceeded $10 billion in 2006 and is forecast to approach $13 billion in 2011, according to arc advisory group.
) additionally, freescale and microstaq's device combination has versatile features to help meet global air conditioning and refrigeration application requirements: - offers higher energy efficiency for hvac systems - does not contribute to ozone depletion or global warming - enhances heat pump performance - enables low maintenance and a high level of reliability
) Target applications include residential and commercial air conditioning, residential and commercial heat pumps, and commercial and transportation refrigeration. Freescale and Microstaq representatives will be at the AHR Expo in New York City at Jacob Javits Convention Center this week to discuss product sampling and system solutions at Booth # 7582.

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