There was a time Shunt solutions were considered the safe choice in sensor technology. But the world has changed. The days of trying to piece together inexpensive shunt architectures is over. As accuracy requirements continue to increase, traditional shunt solutions lose cost-effectiveness, as total solution costs increase dramatically.
Current Sensing for Electric Vehicles
Since the current required to propel an EV can be in the order of 100’s of amps, current measurement can present a challenge for safety, accuracy, and thermal management. This article discusses current measurement techniques with an introduction to a new magneto-resistive sense technology.
Sensor technology company Crocus Technology has announced a new line of contactless current sensors it says have a signal-to-noise ratio as high as 77 dB and the capacity to measure currents between 500 mA and 1,800 A.
“Cars are becoming increasingly digital, defined by their software as much as their engines and transmissions.” —NYT In a recent article on how Tesla is
Today, several techniques able to convert a magnetic field to a proportional voltage are available. Magnetic sensors have been used in different applications across a variety of sectors, including magnetic encoders, e-compasses, absolute angle sensors, simple on/off switches, and current sensing.