November 30, 2021

Crocus Technology Expands Its Portfolio of High Accuracy Isolated Current Sensors to Industrial and Automotive Temperature Ranges

The TMR XtremeSense® CT425 product family provides high precision isolated current sensing with common mode field rejection at 1 MHz bandwidth

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Crocus Technology Inc., the leading supplier of revolutionary XtremeSense® tunneling magnetoresistance sensors, today announces isolated current sensors CT425, CT426, CT427 and CT428 with a total error <1% over the full operating temperature range without sacrificing accuracy or bandwidth. High speed operation and precise output allow customers to optimize their system design for smaller dimensions and greater efficiency.

The CT42x family with a response time of less than 300 ns greatly simplifies the solution in EV recharging applications that use GaN (gallium nitride) or SiC (silicon carbide) transistors to improve energy density. Likewise, the CT42x family offers improvements in performance and size over traditional isolated current sensing solutions that use a shunt resistor, amplifier, and digital isolator to sense voltage and convert that signal to a measurement of running. The CT42x family directly senses current flow through the enclosure avoiding conversion errors and provides inherently faster and more accurate measurements. With a peak response time of 300ns, high power architectures such as the Totem-Pole PFC CCM can provide higher energy density solutions. The fast switching frequency of wide band structure energy devices (WBGs) requires a current sensor capable of detecting fast transients to avoid potential cascading failures. Integration into a compact SOIC-8 package also divides the total PCB footprint by 8 compared to existing solutions.

The CT42x family has robust built-in common mode field immunity that allows the device to reject over 99% of stray external magnetic fields without the need for external shielding while maintaining total accuracy of less than 1%. Crocus’ patented TMR technology offers a very high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) by default which enables the high-resolution measurements required for precision control or monitoring applications.

“The expansion of this product family provides more options for our customers to experience the high precision performance of our TMR XtremeSense products in more demanding applications,” said Zack Deiri, president and CEO of Crocus Technology. “Previously, our customers would choose products that gave them good performance on one parameter versus temperature, and then adjust their design to compensate for the other parameters. With Crocus products, they find that they can achieve high precision and high bandwidth from a complete high performance solution. “

Product characteristics and performance:

CT425 and CT428 (5.0V version), CT426 and CT427 (3.3V version)

Built-in 0.5mΩ conductor allows 20A to 65A AC and DC applications

Total output error ± 0.5% FS (typ.)

Response time 300 ns, bandwidth 1 MHz

Tension d’isolation nominale : >4 kVRMS

Certifications AEC-Q100 & UL / IEC 62368, IEC 61000-4-5

Overcurrent detection (CT427 and CT428), enhanced filter (CT425 and CT426)

Integrated Common Mode Field Rejection (CMFR) with over 99% immunity

The targeted applications are in the areas of power factor correction (PFC), solar power inverters, battery management systems (BMS), xEV chargers, DC / DC converters and AC / DC inverters.

CT425, CT426, CT427 and CT428 sensors are available in standard SOIC-8 package. Samples and evaluation tables are currently available. For more information on the CT42x product family, please visit the product web page:

https://crocus-technology.com/products/ct42x/

About Crocus Technology

Crocus Technology develops and manufactures advanced magnetic sensors based on its patented TMR XtremeSense ™ sensor technology. Revolutionary magnetic sensor technology developed by Crocus brings significant advancements in IoT as well as smart devices, industrial, consumer, medical and automotive electronic applications that demand high precision, high resolution, stable temperature performance and low power consumption. Crocus headquarters are located in Santa Clara, California. For more information, please visit the website http://www.crocus-technology.com.

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For further information, please contact:

Elsa Magnani
Crocus Technology
Phone. : + 1-208-999-6643
Email: emagnani@crocus-technology.com