Agreement provides advanced sensors and analogue/digital mixed-signal ICs

06-03-2023 | Mouser Electronics | Semiconductors

Mouser has agreed on a global distribution deal with Asahi Kasei Microdevices (AKM). AKM provides customers unique products by incorporating the compound semiconductor technology primarily used for magnetic sensors with the ASIC/analogue circuit technology based on silicon semiconductors. The new agreement provides design engineers easy access to its sensors and audio chips for automotive, industrial, mobile, and consumer markets.

The portfolio includes the CZx coreless current sensor ICs. These devices offer creepage and clearance distances of 8mm or more and high accuracy. These current sensor ICs support a wide current range and generate less heat. The CZ3Ax current sensor ICs offer two overcurrent detection circuits; each overcurrent detection threshold can be modified from the outside. The CZ37x current sensor ICs provide a built-in disturbance magnetic field suppression function that enhances system efficiency and precise control in different applications.

They also offer the company's AK5x audio ADCs and AK4x audio DACs. These devices implement VELVET SOUND technology, which maximises dynamics and provides pure, unaltered audio data, prioritising the accurate capture and reproduction of the source material to attain high performance and rich musicality. These devices were created precisely for the high-resolution digital audio era, making them excellent for applications including AV receivers, set-top boxes, and car-entertainment systems.

Infrared LED elements and infrared sensors for NDIR-type gas sensors round out the portfolio. These co-dependent devices use epitaxial growth technology for semiconductor thin films. This technology accomplishes emission wavelength control for the optimum gas absorption wavelength band and high-speed and high-output emission control. The compact design of these devices contributes to the downsizing of gas sensor module design. These devices are ideal for automotive CO2-sensing applications, HVAC, and flame detection.

By Seb Springall