The ATS694LSM is a combined Hall-effect sensing integrated circuit, back-biasing rare-earth pellet, and EMC protection circuit that provides a user-friendly, PCB-less solution for true zero-speed digital crankshaft sensing. The ATS694 provides speed and direction information through a variable pulse-widthoutput protocol. The device can be used to sense rotating ferromagnetic targets.
Three Hall plates are used to create two differential channels. These channels, along with advanced direction detection algorithms, are used to produce a highly accurate speed output. The combination of high accuracy with direction information provides absolute position on most crank targets even in cases of engine backlash, making it ideal for stop/start engine designs.
Advanced calibration techniques are used to optimize signal offset and amplitude. This calibration, combined with the digital tracking of the signal, results in accurate switchpoints across the full range of air gap and operating temperature. The open-drain output provides a voltage output such that the time between falling electrical edges (period) corresponds to the speed, and the time between a falling edge and corresponding rising edge (pulse width) indicates direction.
The ATS694 is provided in a 3-pin SIP package that is lead (Pb) free, with matte-tin leadframe plating and integrated discrete EMC protection components.