In addition to meeting traditionally tough automotive specs, some newer automotive applications require IS26262 safety certification. For magnetic position sensing applications, ams AS5170 (8-pin SOIC package) and AS5171 (System-in-Package (SiP) format) sensors were specifically developed as Safety Element out of Context (SEooC) devices, as defined in the ISO26262 functional safety standard. Both are available with […]
The AS7000 highly integrated optical sensor module from ams raises the bar on heart rate measurements (HRM) and heart rate variation (HRV) readings boasting the highest accuracy optical sensing. With accompanying software, ams’ engineers expect the hardware/software combination to replace the electro-cardiogram (ECG) chest strap in lifestyle, fitness and health monitoring applications. The AS7000 6.1mm […]
If dirt, dust, grease, humidity and other contaminants that commonly impair the performance of optical encoders are an application concern, magnetic rotary position sensors are possible alternative. With a total system cost normally far lower than the cost of an equivalent optical encoder or resolver, ams new version of its 47 series of magnetic rotary […]
ams AG (SIX: AMS), a provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, introduced the AS5600,a magnetic rotary position sensor which makes it easier than ever before to replace a traditional potentiometer with a more reliable contactless alternative. To appeal to manufacturers and users of potentiometers, the AS5600 features a ratiometric output, mirroring the output […]
At Sensors Expo 2013, Gernot Hehn from ams demonstrates the company’s load balancing technology on seven cells with supercapacitors. To watch the video, click here. For more information about ams, click here.
With a recently developed reference design, ams allows designers to readily use simple current and voltage measurement circuitry to produce state-of-charge (SOC) readings for electric scooter batteries. Instead of a voltmeter that tells little about battery life, electric scooter manufacturers can now offer customers a fuel gauge at a nearly comparable cost. The reference design […]