Allegro MicroSystems, LLC Introduces New Three-Wire, True Zero-Speed, Differential Peak-Detecting Sensor IC

Designed for Motor Bike Tachometer Applications

April 1, 2014

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Worcester, MA – Allegro MicroSystems, LLC introduces a new optimized Hall-effect sensing IC that provides a user-friendly solution for digital ring-magnet sensing, or when coupled with a magnet, ferromagnetic target sensing, in three-wire applications. The small device package can be assembled into applications for use in conjunction with a wide variety of target shapes and sizes. Allegro’s A1468 sensor IC is targeted at the automotive market and is designed and optimized for motor bike applications.

The integrated circuit incorporates dual Hall-effect elements with a 2.2 mm spacing and signal processing that switches in response to differential magnetic signals created by ring magnet poles. The circuitry contains a sophisticated digital circuit to reduce system offsets, to calibrate the gain for air gap – independent switch points, and to achieve true zero-speed operation through peak detecting algorithm. Signal optimization occurs at power-on through the combination of offset and gain adjust, and is maintained throughout the operating time with the use of a running-mode calibration. The running-mode calibration provides immunity to environmental effects such as micro-oscillations of the target or sudden air gap changes. The device is ideally suited to obtaining speed and duty cycle information in ring-magnet–based speed, position, and timing applications, such as in speedometers.

Allegro’s A1468LK-T is available in a 4-pin through hole SIP package (suffix K).



Sobre Allegro

Allegro Microsystems, LLC es una empresa líder en el desarrollo, fabricación y comercialización de semiconductores de alto rendimiento. Las soluciones innovadoras de Allegro son útiles para aplicaciones de alto crecimiento dentro del mercado de la automoción, con enfoque adicional en la automatización de oficinas, industrial y soluciones de comunicaciones/consumo. Allegro tiene su sede en Worcester, Massachusetts (EE.UU.) con centros de diseño, aplicaciones y de soporte de ventas ubicados en todo el mundo. Más información sobre Allegro se puede encontrar en www.allegromicro.com

Allegro Microsystems Europa, con sede en Chertsey, Reino Unido, es la oficina operativa de ventas y comercialización europea, y opera una red de representantes y distribuidores en toda Europa. Allegro cuenta con centros técnicos y de marketing en Heidelberg y Hinterzarten en Alemania. Allegro también dispone de un centro de ingeniería de diseño en el centro de Edimburgo, en Escocia y un centro técnico y de marketing en Annecy en Francia.


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