Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Seiko Instruments Launches New High-Performance Hall Effect Sensor ICs Ideal for Automotive Applications

- S-57P1 Series features a high operating temperature of 150 ˚C and a high operating voltage of 26V, and is specifically designed to support demanding automotive applications.

CHIBA, Japan - Wednesday, May 27th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII) announced the release of the S-57P1 Series of bipolar latch type hall effect sensor ICs that is ideal automotive applications requiring high performance, reliability, and accuracy. Typical applications include automotive motors for fans and power steering.

The S-57P1 series features a wide operating temperature range of -40 ˚C up to 150 ˚C, a wide operating voltage range from 2.7V to 26.0V, and high magnetic accuracy of ±1.0mT.

The bipolar latch type hall effect sensor ICs detect magnetic field changes and output a high or low voltage level depending on the field strength and polarity. The combination of sensors and magnets allows designers to create applications that operate based on rotation detection.

The S-57P1 Series has high operating temperature up to 150 ˚C and junction temperature up to 170 ˚C, which enables the use in applications around an engine. The industry leading magnetic accuracy of ±1.0mT improves design flexibility and contributes to total solution cost reduction through the use of smaller magnets. There are multiple options for magnetic sensitivity including 0.5±1.0mT, 1.5±1.0mT, 2.2±1.0mT, and 3.0±1.0mT. The S-57P1 Series is available in the small SOT-23-3S (2.9×2.8×1.2mm) and AEC-Q100 certification is in process.

SII also provides a No Cost magnetic simulation consulting service to support customer’s system designs including magnet and relative dimension / location recommendations.

In addition to automotive applications, the S-57P1 series can also be used in any application needing high temperature and wide operating voltage.

SII has a well-established and recognized track record for providing reliable serial EEPROMs to automotive manufacturers. As a result, SII holds the No.1 market share in this category in Japan. SII Hall ICs have seen widespread adoption for use in smartphones, tablets and laptops, among other devices. SII has a proven track record of providing high-performance, high-reliability devices for demanding environments like automotive applications.

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