The A1250 Hall-effect sensor IC is a temperature stable, stress-resistant bipolar switch. This device is the most sensitive Hall-effect device in the Allegro® bipolar switch family and is intended for ring-magnet sensing. Superior high-temperature performance is made possible through an Allegro patented dynamic offset cancellation that utilizes chopper-stabilization. This method reduces the offset voltage normally caused by device overmolding, temperature dependencies, and thermal stress.
The A1250 includes the following on a single silicon chip: a voltage regulator, Hall-voltage generator, small-signal amplifier, chopper stabilization, Schmitt trigger, and a short circuit protected open-drain output. Advanced BiCMOS wafer fabrication processing takes advantage of low-voltage requirements, component matching, very low input-offset errors, and small component geometries.
The A1250 Hall-effect bipolar switch turns on in a south polarity magnetic field of sufficient strength and switches off in a north polarity magnetic field of sufficient strength. Because the output state is not defined if the magnetic field is diminished or removed, to ensure that the device switches, Allegro recommends using magnets of both polarities and of sufficient strength in the application.
The A1250 is rated for operation in the ambient temperature range L, –40°C to 150°C. Two package styles provide magnetically optimized solutions for most applications. Each package is lead (Pb) free version, with 100% matte tin plated leadframe.