Allegro MicroSystems Europe introduces two-wire sensor IC for ferrous targets

Designed to be user-friendly for direction detection sensing using ferrous targets, a Hall-effect integrated circuit (IC) from Allegro MicroSystems Europe combines a rare-earth pellet.

The ATS699 is a user-friendly solution for direction detection and true zero-speed, digital gear-tooth sensing, says Allegro. The small package can be easily assembled and used in conjunction with a variety of gear-tooth-sensing applications. This ATS699 IC employs patented algorithms for the special operational requirements of automotive transmission and recreational vehicle applications. It is also compatible with non-automotive applications found in white goods, exercise, and industrial equipment.

The speed and direction of the target are communicated through a variable pulse-width output protocol. According to Allegro, the ATS699 is particularly adept at handling vibration without sacrificing maximum air gap capability or creating any erroneous direction pulses. Even higher angular vibration caused by engine cranking is completely rejected by the device, adds Allegro.

The advanced vibration detection algorithm will systematically calibrate the sensor IC on the initial teeth of true target rotation and not on vibration, always guaranteeing an accurate signal in running mode. Advanced signal processing and innovative algorithms make the ATS699 particularly suitable for a range of speed and direction-sensing needs.

Allegro’s ATS699 is available in a lead (Pb) free, three-pin single in-line package (SIP) (suffix SN) package with a tin-plated leadframe. 

Allegro MicroSystems develops, manufactures and markets semiconductors, offering innovative solutions for high-growth applications within the automotive market. The company also focuses on office automation, industrial, and consumer/communications solutions. Allegro is headquartered in Worcester, Massachusetts (USA) with design, applications, and sales support centres located worldwide.

This news story is brought to you by softei.com, the dedicated site delivering information about what’s new in the electronics industry, with daily news updates, new products and industry news.

To stay up-to-date, register for our free mailing list to receive regular updates and offers. Register today for our monthly newsletter and keep informed of the latest technology news and new products from around the globe.

http://www.allegromicro.com

Comments

    Leave a Reply

    You must be logged in to post a comment.

    Latest News from Softei

    This news story is brought to you by softei.com, the specialist site dedicated to delivering information about what’s new in the electronics industry, with daily news updates, new products and industry news. To stay up-to-date, register to receive our weekly newsletters and keep yourself informed on the latest technology news and new products from around the globe. Simply click this link to register here: Softei Registration