Linear Hall Effect Sensors

All the means are there to satisfy state-of-the-art functional safety standards at a system level with our Vicorv’s linear hall effect sensors . Designed, produced, and certified in strict accordance with ISO 26262 standards, these sensors combine two sensing elements on the same monolithic silicon design, providing high redundancy on a single chip. We offer all different models of linear hall sensors.Options for customization are available.
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1. What is a linear sensor?

Linear Hall sensors (analog) render precise and continuous measurements based on magnetic field strength; they do not switch on and off. Within the Hall effect sensor, the Hall element sends the electric potential difference (voltage brought about by the magnetic interference) to an amplifier in order to make the change in voltage large enough to be perceived by the embedded system.

Linear position sensors measure the distance between an object and a point of reference, as well as changes in position. They do this by converting displacement into an electrical output. A wide variety of measurement principles can be used to let you make precise and reliable measurements for a broad range of applications.

2. What is the difference between bipolar and linear Hall effect sensors?

linear and bipolar Hall effect sensors are both types of devices that utilize the Hall effect to measure magnetic fields. The Hall effect is a phenomenon in physics where a voltage difference, known as the Hall voltage.

Bipolar Hall effect sensors offer a digital output indicating the presence of a magnetic field’s polarity, while linear Hall effect sensors provide an analog output proportional to the strength of the magnetic field. The choice between these sensor types depends on the specific requirements of the application, such as whether you need to detect field direction changes or accurately measure field strength.

3. What is the difference between linear and nonlinear sensor?

The main difference between linear and nonlinear Hall sensors lies in how they respond to changes in the magnetic field strength:

Linear Hall Sensors: Linear Hall sensors are commonly used when the application requires a precise and predictable response to changes in the magnetic field. They are ideal for applications such as current sensing, angle measurement, and speed detection, where a consistent and linear relationship between the sensor output and the magnetic field strength is required.

Nonlinear Hall Sensors: Nonlinear Hall sensors, on the other hand, do not provide a linear relationship between the magnetic field strength and the output voltage. Instead, their response curve is nonlinear, meaning that the change in output voltage is not directly proportional to the change in magnetic field strength. Nonlinear Hall sensors can be designed to have specific response curves to suit particular applications. These sensors are useful when a more complex or customized response to varying magnetic fields is needed. Nonlinear Hall sensors can be used in applications such as proximity sensing, position detection, and contactless switching.

The key distinction between linear and nonlinear Hall sensors is in how they translate changes in magnetic field strength into output voltage. Linear sensors offer a predictable, linear relationship, while nonlinear sensors provide more complex and customizable response characteristics.

4. What are the real life applications of linear Hall sensor?

Proximity Sensors: Linear Hall sensors can be used in proximity sensing applications to detect the presence or absence of a magnetic field. They are often employed in industrial settings to monitor the position of moving objects or to trigger certain actions based on the proximity of a magnetic target.

Position Sensing: These sensors can accurately measure the displacement or position of an object with respect to a magnetic field. They are utilized in applications such as linear actuators, automotive throttle position sensors, and robotic systems to determine the position of various mechanical components.

Current Sensing: Linear Hall sensors can measure the current passing through a conductor by sensing the magnetic field generated by the current. This is useful in electronic circuits and power management systems for accurate current monitoring and control.

Speed Sensing: Linear Hall sensors can be integrated into systems to measure the rotational speed of a wheel or a rotating component equipped with a magnetic marker. This is commonly used in automotive ABS (anti-lock braking system) and speedometer applications.

Magnetic Field Measurement: These sensors can serve as magnetic field strength detectors for scientific research, environmental monitoring, and geophysical studies. They allow precise measurement of the intensity of magnetic fields in various environments.

Motor Control: Linear Hall sensors are often used in brushless DC (BLDC) and stepper motor control systems to provide feedback on rotor position. This information is crucial for achieving precise motor control and commutation.

Automotive Applications: In automotive applications, linear Hall effect sensors are used in electronic power steering (ESP) applications or to detect the position of the throttle, clutch, or brakes, for example. In industrial applications, they are used to detect the position of conveyor belts, cylinders, gears, and other moving objects.

5. Are linear Hall sensors digital or analog?

Linear Hall sensors can be either analog or digital, depending on their design and functionality.If the voltage variation is linear then the Hall sensors are linear (analog). If the voltage will jump form 0 V to 5 V and back then the Hall sensors are digital.

Analog Linear Hall Sensors: Analog linear Hall sensors are commonly used in applications where a continuous and accurate measurement of the magnetic field is required, such as industrial automation, automotive systems, and scientific instrumentation.

Digital Linear Hall Sensors: Digital linear Hall sensors, convert the analog magnetic field strength into discrete digital values. These sensors have built-in electronics that quantize the analog signal and produce digital output in the form of binary or multi-bit codes. They often have built-in threshold comparators that allow them to generate digital signals based on predefined magnetic field levels. Digital linear Hall sensors are useful in applications where discrete measurements or detection of specific magnetic field thresholds are needed, such as proximity switches, contactless position sensing, and speed measurement.

Both analog and digital linear Hall sensors exist, each with its own advantages and use cases. The choice between the two depends on the requirements of the specific application and the level of precision or discretization needed for the magnetic field measurements.