App note: Magnetoresistive Sensors

Principle of operation of magnetoresistive sensors, app note from Honeywell. Magnetoresistivity is the ability of a material to change resistance under the influence of magnetic fields. There are several different magnetoresistive effects, but Honeywell sensors use the Anisotropic Magneto Resistive (AMR) effect which occurs in ferrous materials, including Permalloy. Permalloy is an alloy of nickel […]

App note: Hall effect sensing and application

Hall effect sensing introduction app note from Honeywell. The Hall effect has been known for over one hundred years, but has only been put to noticeable use in the last three decades. The first practical application (outside of laboratory experiments) was in the 1950s as a microwave power sensor. With the mass production of semiconductors, […]