TE Connectivity Develops New Magnetic Encoder IC for Precise, Contactless Measurement

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In today’s world where devices and equipment are being designed smaller and smarter and for applications requiring precise rotary and linear measurement, there is an increased demand for digitization and miniaturization in sensors. Designed to meet the growing need for sensors with a digital signal output and miniature footprint, TE Connectivity has developed a new magnetic encoder IC, the KMA36. 

Its anistropic magnetoresistive (AMR) technology enables precise and contactless 360-degree measurement over an external magnet and in linear applications can determine incremental positions on a magnetic pole strip. The device a precise universal magnetic encoder IC for rotational or linear measurement with resolution up to 15 bit. 

Large air gap tolerance is another key feature, helping to accomplish reliable measurement over temperature ranges and resilience against thermal stress. The attributes make it a good choice for dynamic applications in harsh environments such as industrial machine control, robotics, and medical device feedback. 

“At TE Connectivity, we continue to evaluate market trends and fulfill demand needs in the sensor industry,” said Michiel Boermans, product manager of TE sensors business. “It is an excellent choice for applications where digital output and precise measurement are required. Complete with AMR technology, the KMA36 is a high-performing sensor that gives maximum design freedom and functionality.” For more information, see www.te.com/sensors