Hall effect magnetic position sensing is a proven technology for measuring angular displacement in applications such as levers, pedals and electric motors. While magnetic position sensing systems benefit from multiple advantages including small size, low weight and long operating lifetime, automotive system designers have to evaluate the technology in the context of the special requirements of vehicle systems.

This white paper describes how a series of extra features and technologies applied to a core Hall position sensing technology platform in position sensors from ams AG underpins an optimized product range which addresses the requirement of car makers for functional safety features, high performance and reliability.