A1260: Chopper-Stabilized Precision Vertical Hall-Effect Latch


The A1260 vertical Hall-effect sensor IC is an extremely temperature-stable and stress-resistant magnetic-sensing device ideal for harsh operating environments. The sensor is actuated by alternating north and south polarity magnetic fields in plane with the device’s branded face. Two package options, the SOT23W surface-mount and SIP through-hole, allow sensing in a variety of orientations with respect to the mounting position. Superior high-temperature performance up to 175°C junction temperature is made possible through dynamic offset cancellation, which reduces the residual offset
voltage normally caused by device overmolding, temperature dependencies, and thermal stress.

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 a short-circuit protected open-drain output to sink up to 25 mA. The on-board regulator permits operation with supply voltages of 3 to 24 V. The advantage of operating down to 3 V is that the device can be used in 3.3 V applications, while allowing additional external resistance in series with the supply pin for greater protection against high-voltage transient events.

The output is turned on when a south pole of sufficient strength perpendicular to the vertical Hall element is present. A north pole is necessary to turn the output off. Package type LH is a modified SOT23W surface-mount package that switches with magnetic fields oriented perpendicularly to the non-leaded side 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 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.

Top Features

  • AEC-Q100 automotive qualified
  • Magnetic sensing parallel to package surface
  • Highly sensitive switch thresholds
  • Symmetrical latch switchpoints
  • Operation from unregulated supply down to 3 V
  • Small package sizes
  • Automotive grade
    • Output short-circuit protection
    • Resistant to physical stress
    • Reverse-battery protection
    • Operation from –40°C to 175°C junction temperature
    • Solid-state reliability
    • Superior temperature stability
    • Supply voltage Zener clamp

Part Number Specifications and Availability

Part Number Package Type Temperature RoHS
Part Composition /
RoHS Data
Comments Samples Check Stock
A1260ELHLT-T 3-lead SOT -40°C to 85°C Yes View Data Contact your
local sales rep
Distributor Stock
A1260LLHLT-T 3-lead SOT -40°C to 150°C Yes View Data Contact your
local sales rep
Distributor Stock

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