High-voltage hall-effect latches provide improved resistance to physical stress

28-12-2023 | Diodes Inc | Power

Diodes Incorporated has added the AH371xQ series of high-voltage Hall-effect latches to its product portfolio. These automotive-compliant devices feature a proprietary Hall plate design that boosts performance. They are used for BLDC motor control, valve operation, linear and incremental rotary encoders, and position-sensing functions. Based on this, the series can support multiple in-vehicle comfort and engine management applications – including window power-lift and sunroof movement, tailgate opening/closing mechanisms, seat adjustment motors, cooling fans, water/oil pumps, and speed measurement.

These Hall-effect latches provide an operating voltage range from 3V to 27V, with 40V load dump protection. This gives them the versatility to integrate into various automotive systems. The devices have a chopper-stabilised design that mitigates the effects of thermal variation and supplies enhanced stray field immunity. Their power-on time is typically 13µs.

Covering 25 gauss to 140 gauss, there is a choice of six sensitivity options, with tight operating windows and low temperature coefficients for switch points. These options provide engineers with scope for different magnetic operating (BOP) and magnetic release (BRP). Therefore, they can find the best fit in relation to the sensing distance and the magnets used. Open-drain outputs lead to greater external pull-up flexibility regarding voltages higher or lower than the supply voltage.

The latches in the series have an 8kV HBM ESD rating. Protection features integrated into these devices include reverse blocking diode, overcurrent protection, and overvoltage clamp.

These new automotive-compliant Hall-effect latches are AEC-Q100 Grade 0 qualified, manufactured in IATF 16949 certified facilities, and support PPAP documentation. The family is provided in SOT23 (Type S), SC59, and SIP-3 (Bulk Pack) packages, while the AH3712Q is also supplied in U-DFN2020-6 (SWP) packages.


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