PCB-mounted IC has sensing algorithm for automotive applications
In response to requests for a PCB-mounted speed sensor IC featuring an advanced sensing algorithm, Allegro MicroSystems has released the A1667 in a surface-mount SOIC-8 package. It can be used for compact ring magnet applications using PCB mounting, and for applications such as automotive transmissions and industrial equipment.
The IC incorporates a dual-element Hall IC that switches in response to differential magnetic signals created by a ring magnet. A compensating circuit is designed to eliminate the detrimental effects of magnet and system offsets. Digital processing of the analogue signal provides zero-speed performance independent of air gap as well as dynamic adaptation of device performance to the typical operating conditions found in automotive applications, including reduced vibration sensitivity.
High-resolution peak detecting DACs are used to set the adaptive switching thresholds of the device. Hysteresis in the thresholds reduces the negative effects of any anomalies in the magnetic signal associated with the targets used in many automotive applications. The open-drain output is configured for three-wire applications. In addition to the 8pin SOIC surface mount package option (suffix L), the IC is also available in a 4pin SIP through-hole package (suffix K). Both packages are lead (Pb) free with 100% matt-tin-plated leadframes.