Crocus – CTSR2xxC Series: Temperature Compensation: Three Techniques for Use with Crocus Magnetic Sensors


The Crocus CTSR2xxC series is a family of magnetic sensors designed for sensing weak magnetic fields– in fact, they are as much as 15 times more sensitive than other magnetic sensors in use today. This application note explores three common techniques which may be used to minimize the effects of temperature on the Crocus CTSR2xxC […]

Crocus Technology – How to Replace a Traditional Reed Switch with a More Robust Solid State Alternative


Magnetic reed switches are simple switches which change state in the presence of a magnetic field. Reed switches are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and configurations. Designers commonly specify Normally Open (NO), Normally Closed (NC), Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) and Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) versions, and others are also available. Unfortunately, […]

FTM February 2015 Americas Edition


This month’s Application Spotlight is Analog & Sensing. Featured Articles from: Crocus Technology: Magnetic Sensor as a Switch ROHM Semiconductor: Sensor Platform Kit, Enables Quick Testing and Evaluation of ROHM Sensors Renesas: Introducing RL78/I1D MCUs for Your Low Power Building Automation Needs TE Connectivity: Setting New Standards in Sensors Stay up to date! Sign up […]

Crocus Technology – CTSR400C Series: Magnetic Sensor as a Switch


The Crocus CTSR400C series is a family of magnetic switches designed for sensing a wide range of magnetic fields. The advantages of the CTSR400C series include high magnetic sensitivity, no bias current, low power consumption, flexible supply voltage, small form factor, and low cost. The Crocus series of magnetic switches is composed of multiple magnetic […]

Future Electronics – Clean, Green Power Supplies: How <25W LED Lighting Can Achieve a High Power Factor


By: Michael Larsson, Field Applications Engineer (Power and Analog), Future Electronics LED lighting is extremely valuable as an energy-saving technology compared to traditional incandescent lamps. But today, it is not as efficient as it might be. One source of the problem? The switch mode power supply (SMPS) housed in the LED lamp or its power […]

Crocus Technology – CTSX family: New Generation of High Sensitivity Magnetic Sensors


The Crocus CTSX family of magnetic sensors is designed for sensing low magnetic fields. The advantages of these magnetic sensors include proprietary Thermal Assisted Switching (TAS) programming, Differential Thermal Assisted Programming (DTAP), high sensitivity, high linearity, excellent frequency response, and low power. The Crocus series of magnetic sensors is composed of multiple magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) made of magnetic thin films. The MTJ cell is […]