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New family of unique 2D Hall-effect speed and direction sensor ICs

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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.
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