Transmission systems have made tremendous advances in the last decade with respect to efficiency improvements with the adoption of designs such as continually-variable transmissions (CVT) and double-clutch transmissions (DCT); and the advancements made in higher gear linear automatic transmissions. The automotive industry’s continual push for fuel-consumption and carbon dioxide emissions reductions has presented a number of technical challenges for the sensing systems required to support these platforms. Allegro’s sensors have led the way in the market for these technologies:
Allegro is also a leading supplier of both brush and brushless motor drive technology which can be used in the design of electronic clutches, shifters, and gear selectors. Allegro is a leader in the field of controlling BLDC motors and has products ranging from simple direct-drive I/O up to and including fully automotive-grade sensorless BLDC control ICs.
Allegro also offers single- and multiple-output DC/DC regulators for powering Transmission Control Units (TCU). Devices are full Automotive Grade designed and qualified and offer significant fault protection for robust system solutions.
Seth Prentice, Strategic Marketing Manager for Allegro MicroSystems Speed Sensor IC group, discusses IC solutions for designing speed sensing applications including automotive transmissions, washing machine drum speeds, and fork lift positioning requiring reliable consistent output signals. Allegro’s Speed Sensor ICs have been designed to simplify and ensure the performance and reliability of your system’s design. Watch Video