MA100

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Angular Sensor for 3-Phase Brushless Motor Commutation with Side-Shaft Positioning Capability--Please See Position Sensor Design Support for All Supporting Software



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Product Description

The MagAlpha MA100 magnetic sensor is an all-in-one solution designed to replace Hall switches for 3-phase block commutation in brushless DC motors. The MA100 detects the absolute angular position of a permanent magnet, typically a diametrically magnetized cylinder attached to the rotor. The data acquisition and processing is extremely fast, allowing for accurate angle measurement at speeds from 0 to 100,000 RPM.

The MA100 supports a wide range of magnetic field strengths and spatial configurations, which help relax mechanical tolerances and simplify system design. Both end-of-shaft magnet and off-axis magnet positioning (“side-shaft” mounting) topologies are supported.

Product Features

  • UVW Signals for Block Commutation
  • 11-Bit Resolution Absolute Angle Encoder
  • 500kHz Refresh Rate
  • Ultra-Low Latency: 3µs
  • SPI Serial Interface
  • Built-In Linearization for Side-Shaft Topologies
  • 3.3V, 7.7mA Supply
  • Available in a QFN-16 (3mmx3mm) Package

Additional Resources

Magnetic Design Tool

AppNote: Selecting the Right Magnet

AppNote: Sense BLDC Rotor Position

AppNote: Replace Optical Encoders

Parametrics

  • PackageQFN-16 (3x3)
  • Vin (min) (V)3
  • Vin (max) (V)3.6
  • fcutoff (Hz)740
  • Latency (µs)3
  • Isupply (mA)7.7
  • tstart-up (ms)3
  • GradeCatalog
  • Refresh Rate (kHz)500
  • Output FormatSPI, UVW
  • Resolution (bits)8
  • Sensor PositionEnd-of-Shaft, Side-Shaft
  • Temp Range (°C)-40 to +125
  • Magnetic Field (min) (mT)30

Long Eval Board for MA100

The TBMA100-Q-LT-00A is the long test board for the MagAlpha magnetic position sensor MA100. The sensor is mounted on the edge of the board and can therefore be used in both side-shaft and end-of-shaft configurations.

It requires the communications kit (EVKT-MACOM) and the Macom App Software (see below) to evaluate MagAlpha functionality and performance with your set-up, such as noise level, refresh rate, power-up time, and magnetic field dependence.

In addition to this long test board, there is a round format version (RD) where the sensor is mounted in the center of the board for end-of-shaft configurations

$10.00 + tax



Round Eval Board for MA100

The TBMA100-Q-RD-00A is the round test board for the MagAlpha magnetic position sensor MA100. This configuration is used for end shaft sensing.

It requires the communications kit (EVKT-MACOM) and the Macom App Software (see below) to evaluate MagAlpha functionality and performance with your set-up, such as noise level, refresh rate, power-up time, and magnetic field dependence.

In addition to this round test board there is a long format version (LT) where the sensor is mounted on the edge of the board and can therefore be used in both side-shaft and end-of-shaft configurations.

$10.00 + tax



Windows Desktop Application + Drivers for the MagAlpha Communication Kit.

Windows Desktop Application + Drivers for the MagAlpha Communication Kit. Offers a graphical visualization of the angle reading and a quick and easy way to configure the sensor. Requires MagAlpha Communication Kit and a sensor front-end board.

Hardware Requirements

MagAlpha Communication Kit (EVKT-MACOM)

Sensor Board (TBMAxxx-Q-RD, TBMAxxx-Q-LT or EVKTxxx-KNOB)

User Instructions

MACOM Communication Kit User Guide



MagAlpha Communication Kit to Connect to Sensor Test Boards (TMBA) and Rotary Knob Kit, Requires Macom App Software 

The EVKT-MACOM is a communication kit for the MagAlpha magnetic position sensor family test boards (TBMA) and Rotary Knob kit (EVKT-KNOB). The kit contains a microcontroller motherboard, a collection of daughter boards adapted to different sensor boards, and the related cables.

This communicaiton kit requires Macom App Software and a sensor test board to evaluate MagAlpha functionality and performance with your set-up, such as noise level, refresh rate, power-up time, and magnetic field dependence.

$75.00 + tax