Allegro adds magnet to back-biased differential linear Hall sensor IC
Differential Hall elements are integrated in the ATS344 high precision, back-biased, programmable Hall-effect sensor IC. Allegro MicroSystems Europe offers the ATS344 packaged in a custom back-biased package that includes an integrated magnet.
The IC incorporates a two-wire current mode PWM output in order to help minimise pin count for remote sensors. It also includes on-chip EEPROM technology, capable of supporting up to 100 read/write cycles, for flexible end-of-line programming of calibration parameters. The ATS344 is suitable for automotive applications requiring high resolution detection of long stroke (above 5.0mm) linear motion.
The integrated back-bias magnet simplifies packaging for the customer, explains Allegro. It requires only a ferrous target to detect. The ATS344 is offered in a Pb free, 100% matt-tin leadframe plated three-pin SP package.
Allegro MicroSystems is a subsidiary of Sanken Electric, the owner of Polar Semiconductor, a wafer fabrication facility in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA and Allegro MicroSystems, which develops power and sensing semiconductors. Allegro’s solutions serve high-growth applications within the automotive market, with additional focus on industrial and consumer/computing solutions. Allegro is headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, with design, applications, and sales support centres worldwide.
Allegro MicroSystems Europe is headquartered in Chertsey, United Kingdom, and is the European sales and marketing operation of the Allegro. It operates a network of representatives and distributors throughout Europe. Allegro has a technical and marketing centre in Heidelberg in Germany. Allegro also has an engineering design centre in Edinburgh in Scotland and a technical and marketing centre in Annecy in France.
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