Munich, Germany - Micronas announced that the company will strengthen its strategy to actively pursue entering the industrial and white goods market with its broad range of Hall-effect sensors. Many appliance manufacturers use multiple sensors for precise control. For example, in washing machines they are part of the variable-speed motor drive. This saves energy by agitating the clothes only enough to get them clean. Micronas' sensor solutions are already employed in different types of white goods, such as washing machines, clothes dryers, coffee machines, induction cookers, as well as heating and cooling systems. The company today offers a very broad range of Hall-effect sensors. A Hall-effect sensor detects the presence of a magnet without requiring actual physical contact. Thus, it can be used to sense movement and rotation without requiring contact with the moving object. Other parameters like pressure, force or torque can be sensed by noting the slight movements of a magnet caused by changes of the applied parameter.
CMOS integrates Hall-effect sensor and standard electronic
While Hall-effect sensors can be made from various materials, Micronas pioneered the market in CMOS Hall-effect sensors and was the first to manufacture in CMOS technology. This technology allows integration of the Hall-effect sensing element with standard electronic devices such as amplifiers, logic circuits, and volatile and non-volatile memories. The expertise in Hall sensors combines perfectly with the CMOS and mixed-signal design resources to create accurate, intelligent sensors for a broad range of applications. The ever-increasing demand for energy-efficient and highly reliable machines means that demand for these smart sensors will continue to grow.