Extended Hall Switch series simplifies your way to an ISO 26262 compliant system solution

TDK Corporation presents the extension of the Micronas HAL 15xy Hall-Effect Switch series by derivatives now available in TO92-UA leaded package.

Today, new safety criteria challenge even the smallest components in automotive applications regarding functional and process monitoring. In order to fulfil such enhanced functional safety requirements, Micronas has developed HAL 15xy derivatives based on a process compliant to ISO 26262. With a single-point fault metric greater than 60%, HAL 15xy provides more diagnostic features than standard switches. In addition, HAL 15xy includes an optimal on-chip self-test to check the signal path at power-on and to identify wire breaks.

Beside its functional safety focus, the sensor was designed for fault-free operation in most demanding environments. Therefore, HAL 15xy provides a wide supply voltage range down to 2.7 V for reliable measurements during voltage drops and an extended robustness against voltage peaks as load dump pulses up to 40 V under ambient temperature conditions from −40°C up to +150 °C. The AEC-Q100 qualified HAL 15xy is available with open-drain and current output.

In addition to the small SOT23 SMD package with footprint and body design according to the JEDEC standard, Micronas has now also launched HAL 15xy in the same proven TO92-UA leaded package of the HAL 5xy switch series with two billion sensors sold.

Apart from this, Micronas’ TO92 packages are now benefitting from a new fully automatic integrated processing system making mechanical lead bending redundant and providing preformed spread leads with higher quality. This allows a new extended lead length of up to 20 mm to target a wider application range by easier assembly and by cost savings in our customers’ production flow.

For more information, visit http://www.micronas.com

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