Allegro MicroSystems Europe has released a new family of 2-dimensional (2D) Hall-Effect Latch ICs that feature both vertical and planar Hall elements. The APS12625 and APS12626 sensor ICs help reduce system size and bill-of-materials (BOM) cost, along with increased performance and flexibility due to 2D sensing.
The ICs are developed in accordance with ISO 26262 and qualified per AEC-Q100, making them suitable for automotive and other safety systems.
The APS12625 features speed and direction outputs whereas the APS12626 has quadrature (Channel A and B) outputs. A unique, optional feature allows the host system to restore the previous state of the sensor after a power-cycle. This reduces the potential accumulation of lost counts in intelligent motion applications such as window lifts with anti-pinch requirements.
Each IC contains a pair of sensor ICs that are orthogonal to one another.