Texas Instruments (TI) has strengthened its motor solutions and sensing portfolio with the addition of a new family of Hall effect magnetic sensors designed for use in industrial applications ranging from position detection to motor control. The rugged and fully protected DRV5000 sensor products include digital latch, digital switch and analog bipolar output options for such diverse applications as brushless DC (BLDC) motor control, home security, industrial valve and damper position sensors, speed and position control loops, and flow meters.
The DRV5000 Hall effect sensor family joins TI’s growing sensing portfolio, which includes the industry’s first inductance-to-digital converter, as well as sensor and signal conditioning solutions for temperature, current, pressure, occupancy, optical sensing and others.
In addition to the new Hall effect sensor family, TI has introduced two new reference designs in the TI Designs library to simplify and speed motor drive board design. Both designs feature the DRV5013 Hall effect sensor, the new DRV8307 or DRV8308 BLDC motor gate driver, and three CSD88537ND 60-V dual NexFET power MOSFETs, along with other required circuits, to help engineers jump-start their designs and even eliminate the microcontroller in cases where control is not required.
“This new family of Hall sensors is a great addition to TI’s broad sensor portfolio and extends our ability to provide robust solutions for motor control,” said Keith Ogboenyiya, TI’s general manager of motor driver products. “As motors proliferate into more and smaller applications than ever before, we are committed to providing a complete motor solution for industrial, automotive and white goods.”