Speed Sensor IC Squeezes Into Compact Ring Magnet Apps

Speed Sensor IC Squeezes Into Compact Ring Magnet Apps
Allegro MicroSystems Inc.

The A1667 magnetic speed sensor comes in a compact surface-mount SOIC-8 package, making it viable for highly compact ring magnet applications utilizing PCB mounting. It incorporates a dual element Hall IC that switches in response to differential magnetic signals created by a ring magnet. The IC contains a compensating circuit to eliminate the detrimental effects of magnet and system offsets. Digital processing of the analog signal provides zero-speed performance independent of air gap and also dynamic adaptation of device performance to the typical operating conditions found in automotive applications (reduced vibration sensitivity). High-resolution peak detecting DACs are used to set the adaptive switching thresholds of the device. Hysteresis in the thresholds reduces the negative effects of any anomalies in the magnetic signal associated with the targets used in many automotive applications. The open-drain output is configured for three-wire applications. In addition to the 8-pin SOIC surface mount package (suffix L), the A1667 is also available in a 4-pin SIP through-hole package (suffix K). The A1667 (8-pin SOIC) is priced at $0.941 each/1,000.

Allegro MicroSystems
Worcester, MA
508-853-5000
http://www.allegromicro.com
 

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Company: Allegro MicroSystems Inc.
Country: United States (USA)
Phone number: 508-853-5000
Fax: 508-853-7895

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