Contactless position sensors: how to meet the safety and performance requirements of throttle valve systems
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Magnetic position sensors have become a favored component among automotive design engineers. This paper describes the electronic throttle body which is a particularly demanding application of contactless position sensing technology, calling for a combination of high performance and robustness and functional safety attributes. By choosing a magnetic position sensor such as the AS5262 that provides features tailored to this automotive application, the system designer can more easily meet the specifications for accuracy, precision and reliability of measurement performance.