Speed Sensor IC is optimized for two-wheeled vehicles

Speed Sensor IC is optimized for two-wheeled vehicles

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With the A17301 Hall effect sensor IC, Allegro Microsystems Europe is targeting particularly position and timing applications like speedometers and tachometers for engine control. Its robust design and its adaptability to a variety of target shapes and sizes make the device ideal for two-wheeled vehicles.
By Christoph Hammerschmidt


Integrating electromagnetic capability (EMC) components into a small SIP package, the A17301 is a solution for digital ring-magnet sensing or ferromagnetic target sensing when coupled with a back-biasing magnet. This device eliminates the need for external filter capacitors while improving reliability and reducing the cost of a final sensor assembly. The IC incorporates dual Hall-effect elements with 2.2 mm spacing and signal processing that switches in response to differential magnetic signals. Using the vendor’s differential architecture, the A17301 inherently avoids the flatline and chatter issues that single Hall element solutions often face, the company promises. With these features the product is ideal for obtaining speed and duty cycle information for position and timing applications.”

The A17301 contains sophisticated digital circuits to reduce system offsets, to calibrate the gain for airgap independent switch points, and to achieve true zero-speed operation. Running mode recalibration provides immunity to environmental effects such as micro-oscillations of the target or sudden air gap changes. The use of a digital peak detector for output switching control ensures that the input signal is continuously and accurately tracked, regardless of the amount of signal shift between output edges. 

Allegro’s A17301 is available in a 3-pin SIP (suffix UC). The package is lead (Pb) free with 100% matt-tin lead frame plating and an operating ambient temperature range of -40°C to 160°C. 

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