Austriamicrosystems : Angle position sensor offers high performance in automotive applications

austriamicrosystems has expanded its successful magnetic rotary encoder family with the AS5134. This innovative rotary encoder IC is fully qualified to AEC-Q100 and specifically designed for brushless DC sensing in automotive applications in an ambient temperature range up to 150°C.

With an 8.5-bit resolution, the AS5134 can recognize 360 positions within one 360° turn and is accessible with either a serial or a PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) interface. In addition, there are three differently programmable incremental outputs available, one of which delivers a three-phase commutation signal for brushless DC motors. Another special feature is the programmability of 1 to 6 pole pairs. The AS5134 provides a “power saving mode” with a power consumption of less than 1.5mA and a fast start-up time to normal operation of less than 250µs.

Several features of the AS5134, including user-specific zero programming, a diagnostic function for correct positioning of the magnet, or the ability to recognize interruptions of the power supply are already standard in austriamicrosystems' entire encoder product family. The AS5134 additionally offers a “daisy chain” mode to read position data serially over a two wire bus.

“The proportion of brushless DC motors (BLDC) in automotive propulsion technology as well as in the industrial sector is increasing rapidly because the benefits of BLDC are as numerous as convincing. In addition to higher efficiency and longer service life, drives can be designed offering higher precision, better dynamic properties and more flexibility. The AS5134 was specifically developed to improve the performance of these BLDC motors,” says Bernhard Czar, Marketing Director Automotive at austriamicrosystems.

Due to the wide ambient temperature range of -40°C to 150°C no additional temperature compensation and calibration of the device is required. The AS5134 is available in a lead-free SSOP-20 package. Product-specific information is available at… .

About austriamicrosystems

austriamicrosystems is a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs, combining more than 25 years of analog design capabilities and system know-how with its own state-of-the-art manufacturing and test facilities. austriamicrosystems leverages its expertise in low power and high accuracy to provide industry-leading customized and standard analog products. Operating worldwide with more than 1,000 employees,

austriamicrosystems focuses on the areas of power management, sensors & sensor interfaces, portable audio and car access in its markets Communications, Industry & Medical and Automotive, complemented by its Full Service Foundry activities. austriamicrosystems is listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange in Zurich (ticker symbol: AMS).

Technical Contact
austriamicrosystems AG
Andreas Pfingstl
Marketing Manager Automotive
Tel: +43 (0) 3136 500 5516
Fax: +43 (0) 3136 500 5420

Note: The above text is the public part of the press release obtained from the manufacturer (with minor modifications). EETimes Europe cannot be held responsible for the claims and statements made by the manufacturer. The text is intended as a supplement to the new product presentations in EETimes Europe magazine.

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