Allegro MicroSystems, LLC Announces Next-Generation Latch Using Vertical Hall Technology

Increased User Design Flexibility with Highly Sensitive Switch Thresholds

June 23, 2015

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Worcester, MA – Allegro MicroSystems, LLC announces a new Vertical Hall-effect Sensor IC that is an extremely temperature-stable and stress-resistant magnetic sensing device ideal for harsh operating environments. Allegro’s A1260 is actuated by alternating north and south polarity magnetic fields in plane with the device’s branded face rather than perpendicular to the branded face, as in a traditional Hall-effect sensor. This enables system designers to achieve new mechanical configurations not feasible with traditional planar Hall sensors, including replacing through-hole SIP devices with tiny surface-mount SOT23 ICs, saving space and cost.

The A1260 is optimized for the speed and position sensing of ring-magnets (motors/encoders) or other moving/rotating assemblies and is targeted at the automotive, communications, consumer and industrial markets. Key end applications include motor commutation and speed and direction sensing in automotive window lifts, sunroofs and tail-/lift-gates; white goods; automated window blinds; garage door openers; sliding doors; etc.

Each device includes on a single silicon chip a voltage regulator, a Hall-voltage generator, a small-signal amplifier, chopper stabilization, a Schmitt trigger, and NMOS output that can sink up to 25 mA. The on-board regulator permits operation with supply voltages of 3 V to 24 V and adds EMC robustness such as greater protection against high voltage transient events. The A1260 is qualified to AEC-Q100 standards and includes zener clamps, output short-circuit protection, and reverse-battery protection. Superior high-temperature performance is made possible through dynamic offset cancellation, which reduces the residual offset voltage normally caused by device overmolding, temperature dependencies, and thermal stress.

The device is highly sensitive (BOP = 25 G typical) and its magnetic operating characteristics are specified across the operating voltage and temperature ranges. Package type LH is a modified SOT23W surface mount package that switches with magnetic fields oriented perpendicularly to the non-leaded edge of the package. The UA package is an ultra-mini SIP, equipped for through-hole mounting and lead forming, that switches when a magnetic field is presented to the top edge of the package, parallel with the branded face. Both packages are RoHS-compliant and lead (Pb) free (suffix, -T), with 100% matte-tin plated leadframes.



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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Allegro MicroSystems Europe Ltd.
Tel: +33 (0) 4 50512359
Fax: +33 (0) 4 505 12083 

Email: allegroeurope@allegromicro.com
www.allegromicro.com

 

 

 

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