Mega-Line Racing Electronics, a German developer of high-performance automotive racing applications, has selected austriamicrosystems' rotary encoder for new gearbox developments. The AS5243, a redundant 10-bit magnetic rotary encoder, is used to measure the absolute position of the barrel shaft in the gearbox to ensure an optimised gear change. It has been successfully tested in the Audi R10, which has the distinction of being the first diesel-powered car to win the Le Mans 24 hours race, which it did in 2006.
Due to its contactless measurement method, the encoder makes the system highly reliable and resistant to adverse environmental conditions such as dust, moisture, vibration and extended temperature conditions.
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