Angle Sensors Feature Ultra-Fast Response Time

Allegro MicroSystems’ A1333 and A1339 0° to 360° angle sensor ICs provide contactless high-resolution angular position information based on magnetic Circular Vertical Hall (CVH) technology. The devices exploit a system-on-chip (SoC) architecture that includes: a CVH front end, digital signal processing, and supports multiple digital output formats, including Allegros first motor commutation outputs (UVW), and encoder outputs (A, B, I) for angle sensor ICs that can operate at either 3.3 V or 5 V.

 

Both devices are offered in both single and dual die versions for systems that require redundant sensors. They both include on-chip EEPROM technology, capable of supporting up to 100 read/write cycles, for flexible end-of-line programming of calibration parameters. They are viable for automotive applications requiring 0° to 360° angle measurements, such as motor position measurements for steering and braking systems and other high-speed actuators for pumps and transmissions that require low latency and high resolution. The A1339 also includes an integrated turns counter and low power mode features that enable it to track changes in the target magnetic field in automotive applications even when the vehicle is in the “key off” state.

Both the single and the dual die
A1333 and A1339 devices were designed in accordance with ISO26262:2011 requirements for hardware development (pending assessment). The single die versions were targeted to meet ASIL B requirements and the dual die products were designed to meet ASIL D requirements when integrated and used in conjunction with the appropriate system level control. The stacked die nature of the dual die assembly provides better channel to channel matching than more traditional side by side assembly techniques. This is a key parameter for safety critical applications where the output of the two sensors is compared to ensure the system is operating safely.

 

Pricing in 1,000-piece quantities for the various configurations is outlined below:

 

Catalog part number

Die Configuration

1,000-piece price

A1333LLETR-T
A1333LLETR-DD-T

Single die
Dual die

$1.5938
$2.5500

A1339LLETR-T
A1339LLETR-5-T
A1339LLETR-P-DD-T

Single die
Single die
Dual die

$2.1250
$2.1250
$3.4000

 

For further details and specs, datasheets are available for the A1333 and A1339.

 

Allegro MicroSystems

Worcester, MA

508-853-5000

http://www.allegromicro.com