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Allegro Unveils Sensor Interface IC

Allegro MicroSystems has released the A17700, an automotive-grade interface IC for resistive bridge pressure sensors featuring top-of-the-line signal conditioning algorithms.

Allegro MicrosystemsBuilt on decades of automotive sensor expertise, the A17700 delivers premium performance and increased system efficiency with flexible interface options – all in a small form factor.

“The A17700 allows system designers to easily select the optimal algorithm and I/O options that best fit their system requirements, balancing accuracy and end-of-line test times, thereby optimizing the system cost,” explains Haeyoung Choi, Product Manager for Sensor Interface ICs at Allegro. “With its small footprint and flexible compensation, the A17700 is the ideal solution for applications where space and efficiency matter, like in today’s electric and hybrid electric vehicles.”

“This fast device response time enables faster output sampling that allows undesired membrane oscillations to be filtered by the system,” adds Choi. “This enhanced ability to report the oscillations will confirm that the appropriate filtering is applied and offer customers trusted reliability and performance.”

Market-leading features include:

  • Flexible compensation algorithms for accuracy over temperature and sensing bridge variation;
  • Precise pressure information delivery in low delay analog, PWM, or SENT outputs;
  • Automotive AEC-Q100 Grade 0 qualification and EMC robustness with minimized external components;
  • A suite of advanced integrated system diagnostics.

The A17700 is configurable for resistive bridge pressure sensors in a wide range of critical applications in today’s efficiently designed cars; from high-pressure systems like dynamic brake systems (DBS) in turbo and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) or gasoline direct injection (GDI) to medium and low-pressure systems such as brake boosters, HVAC applications for electrified vehicles, and automatic transmission oil management.

With its best-in-class integrated polynomial algorithm, the A17700 interface sensor offers high accuracy overpressure and temperature through two-stage processing of a pressure signal.

This flexible compensation delivers high accuracy in resistive membranes requiring either high- or low-point characterization during assembly.

Striking a balance highly desired by system designers, this device offers ways to improve system output and maintain flexibility.


Aishwarya Saxena

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