This free webinar introduces X-FAB’s newly released Hall effect sensor device that detects and measures magnetic fields directly on the chip, making magnetic field-sensing design much faster. You’ll learn how the Hall sensor element – available as a completely characterized building block in X-FAB’s 0.18 micrometer modular high-voltage technology, XH018 – can be combined with other features of the XH018 process to enable a broad range of applications. For example, contactless detection or measurement of magnetic fields, and applications in which a magnetic field is used for indirect measurement of distance, position, rotational angle, speed or an electric current.

You’ll also learn about the detailed characterization X-FAB has done for the Hall sensor device, such as sensitivity to the magnetic field strength and dependency on the chip temperature. Statistical data are available enabling centering of the design parameters and optimizing for maximum design yield. Finally, the presentation will also cover characterization results and design kit support of the device including the VerilogA simulation model.

Presenters:
Peter Hofmann, Device Engineer, X-FAB Group
As a Device Engineer, Peter Hofmann is responsible for the development and characterization of primitive devices in X-FAB’s process technologies covering geometries from 0.13 µm to 0.6 µm and including the Hall sensor device in the XH018 process.
Prior to joining X-FAB he worked for Qimonda in the field of memory technology development. He holds a diploma degree in Theoretical Solid State and Particle Physics from the University of Münster, Germany.

Olaf Zinke, Product Line Manager Analog/RF, X-FAB Group
As Product Marketing Manager, Olaf Zinke is responsible for the Analog/Mixed-signal and RF product line. Prior to joining X-FAB he worked for Cadence Design Systems as Senior Product Marketing Manager responsible for Analog/Mixed-signal simulation technologies, in particular the Virtuoso AMS Designer Product. Earlier, Olaf worked as a Corporate Application Engineer specializing on AMS behavioral modeling languages at Cadence and Analogy, and prior to this as an IC Design Engineer in the field of Electronic Control Units for Automotive Applications at Continental Teves. Olaf has 20 years of experience in the design, application and marketing of Semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation products. He is co-author of the Springer book “The Designer’s Guide to Verilog-AMS” and main contributor to 9 patents in the area of automotive electronics and sensor data communication. He holds a Master of Science degree in Theory of Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany.