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Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing

, Volume 77, Issue 3, pp 355–364 | Cite as

Temperature considerations on Hall Effect sensors current-related sensitivity behaviour

  • Maria-Alexandra PaunEmail author
  • Jean-Michel Sallese
  • Maher Kayal
Article

Abstract

The present paper focuses on evaluating the temperature effects on Hall Effect sensors sensitivity behavior. To this purpose, an analysis of the factors affecting the sensors current-related sensitivity is performed, consisting of several pertinent considerations. An analytical investigation of the carrier concentration temperature dependence including the freeze-out effect influence was performed. This information was subsequently included in accurate prediction of the current-related sensitivity temperature behavior. For a specific CMOS integration process of the Hall sensors, a parabolic curve is obtained for the relative variation of the current-related sensitivity.

Keywords

Hall Effect sensors Temperature behavior Freeze-out effect Current-related sensitivity Parabolic dependence 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The first author, Maria-Alexandra Paun, wishes to thank the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) from Switzerland for the promotion and encouragement of the scientific research of young doctors, respectively by providing the funding for her postdoctoral fellowship at Cambridge University.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria-Alexandra Paun
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jean-Michel Sallese
    • 1
  • Maher Kayal
    • 1
  1. 1.STI-IEL-Electronics LaboratoryEcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)LausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of EngineeringUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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