Dual-output Hall switch for consumer and industrial designs

January 05, 2017 // By Graham Prophet
Designed for battery-powered consumer equipment, as well as home appliances and industrial systems, the AH1389 Hall-effect switch IC (Diodes Inc.) offers a small, simple and versatile contactless switch solution.

Applications include open/close detection for smart cover switches for cell phones and tablets, in addition to holster and dock detection for phones. It also features 360° rotation detection for display screens, video camera screen position detection, as well as position detection for doors, trays, selector switches and electronic locks in home appliances.


The AH1389 is a unipolar Hall switch that offers high sensitivity with a tightly defined magnetic operating window across its full operating voltage and temperature range. It provides dual outputs for detecting north or south poles independently. Output 1 will switch on in the presence of a north pole with a magnetic flux strength that is below -25G and release when the flux exceeds -20G. Similarly, output 2 will switch in the presence of a south pole with a magnetic flux magnitude greater than +25G and release when the flux magnitude falls below +20G.


Optimized for portable and battery-powered applications, the micropower AH1389 operates from a 1.6V to 3.6V supply while consuming an average current of 4 μA. The device is specified for operation over a -40°C to +85°C temperature range and provides an ESD rating of 8kV. In a low-profile X2-DFN1410-4 package, the AH1389 is priced at $0.24 (1000).


Diodes; www.diodes.com