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Honeywell expanded the digital Hall-effect sensor components with the new SL353 series.

The SL353 Series sensor ICs (Integrated Circuits) are small, versatile, digital Hall-effect devices operated by the magnetic field from a permanent magnet or an electromagnet. These sensitive devices are designed to meet a wide range of potential applications with low power requirements.

The SL353 Series responds to either a North or South pole, meaning that they do not require the magnet polarity to be identified, providing an easier installation and potentially reducing system cost.

These low-power sensing devices use BiCMOS (Bipolar Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) technology and a timing circuit that turns the power on for only a short time – it is off for the rest of the period (duty cycle) – significantly reducing the average current consumption.

The push-pull output does not require a pull-up resistor and can operate with very low current levels, potentially helping to reduce cost and minimizing the total current consumption.