Converter Reduces Operator and Lifecycle Costs

PHOENIX, June 8, 2010 — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) introduced today a new High Temperature Analog-to-Digital 12-bit Converter (HTADC12) enabling reliable measurement and control in high temperature environments like those experienced in deep drilling operations and inside large jet engines.

“Honeywell’s HTADC12 is four times faster and has four times better resolution when compared to competing products that operate in similar demanding high temperature applications,” said Keith Nootbaar, senior director of Microelectronics and Precision Sensors, Honeywell Aerospace. “The HTADC12 can be used in energy exploration and large jet engine control applications for dependable, efficient measurement and control.”

The HTADC12 provides 12 bit resolution at 100,000 samples per second for temperatures up to 225oC. The component can sustain reliable 225oC operation for five years or more, and is scheduled for release in August 2010.

Oil, gas and geothermal drilling costs increase based on well depth and tool failures, and accompanying downtime is particularly costly. HTADC12’s ability to operate reliably at extreme temperatures increases drill time, and reduces operator cost.

The HTADC12 also finds use in the large jet engine control application, where it provides direct measurement and control as part of instrumentation and control modules mounted at various high temperature locations throughout the engine, which help reduce lifecycle costs.

Key process technology for the HTADC12 was developed in the mid-2000s by Honeywell as part of the Deep Trek Program, funded by the Department of Energy, and supported from an industry consortium that included major energy exploration companies.

For more than 10 years, Honeywell has been providing space, energy and aerospace customers with microelectronic components designed for reliable operation at extreme temperatures. The HTADC12 joins a family of high temperature electronic components including microcontrollers, memory, switches, regulators and multiplexers.

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Honeywell’s aerospace business is a leading global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations.

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