Allegro MicroSystems is celebrating a milestone for its Gear Tooth Sensor (GTS) ICs, which surpassed one billion total units shipped.
These revolutionary ICs were first released to market over 15 years ago, and are staples in engine management, transmission and braking applications in advanced vehicles.
Allegro’s GTS product line was the first fully-integrated sensor of its kind on the market.
These unique ICs use custom, high-volume and high-accuracy semiconductor-grade equipment to combine a magnetic sensor IC with an Allegro-patented magnet, all within a small 10mm diameter package. This innovative packaging technology, when combined with subsequent Allegro circuit design and algorithm advancements, enhances automotive engine and transmission performance, vehicle fuel economy and emissions, as well as overall vehicle performance.
Each year Allegro delivers nearly 900 million magnetic sensors, with GTS sensors accounting for over 100 million units.