Inductive sensing is a contactless, short-range sensing technology that enables low-cost, high-resolution sensing of conductive targets in the presence of dust, dirt, oil, and moisture, making this technology extremely reliable in harsh environments. Using a coil that can be created for example on a PCB as a sensing element, the LDC1000-Q1 device enables ultra-low cost system solutions.
Inductive sensing technology enables precise measurement of linear or angular position, displacement, motion, compression, vibration, metal composition, and many other applications in markets including automotive, consumer, computer, industrial, medical, and communications. Inductive sensing offers better performance and reliability at lower cost than other competitive solutions.
The LDC1000-Q1 device is the first automotive-qualified LDC, offering the benefits of inductive sensing in a low-power, small-footprint solution. The product is available in a 16-pin TSSOP package and offers several modes of operation. An SPI interface simplifies connection to an MCU.
Qualified for Automotive Applications
AEC-Q100 Qualified With the Following Results:
Device Temperature Grade 0: –40°C to 150°C Ambient Operating Temperature Range E
Device Temperature Grade 1: –40°C to 125°C Ambient Operating Temperature Range Q
Device HBM ESD Classification Level 2
Device CDM ESD Classification Level C6
Adjustable Sensing Range (through Coil Design)
Lower System Cost
Remote Sensor Placement (Decoupling the LDC from Harsh Environments)
High Durability (by Virtue of Contact-Less Operation)
Insensitivity to Environmental Interference (such as Dirt, Dust, Water, Oil)