Hall-effect switch


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Hall-effect switch

[′hȯl i‚fekt ‚swich]
(electronics)
A magnetically activated switch that uses a Hall generator, trigger circuit, and transistor amplifier on a silicon chip.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The high sensitivity Hall-effect switches have been optimized to operate over the supply range of 2.5V to 5.5V and use a micropower sleep function to give an average supply current of only 8[micro]A.
* Hall-effect switches utilize a chopper-stabilized architecture with an internal bandgap referenced to achieve reliable operation over a wide -40[degrees]C to +125[degrees]C temperature range with minimal switching point drift
Diodes Incorporated has introduced a new family of high-performance, unipolar Hall-effect switches designed for operation over a supply range of 3.0 V to 28 V in consumer and industrial applications.
Position sensors used in these limit switches contain mechanical reed or Hall-effect switches. Both types are available in a normally-open or normally-closed configuration.