Current Sensors

CQ-330x Asahi Kasei Microdevices, the leading company of magnetic sensors, provides long-awaited current sensor products 'CQ' series based on its accumulated experience and know-how.

'CQ' series are open-type current sensors which have the world's smallest package(*1), high accuracy, high S/N ratio, and the world's fastest response time(*2). With these advantages, we will offer the best current sensing solution to wide-ranging applications, such as inverter control, overcurrent detection, and electrical power detection.

*1 AKM's own investigation, among the current sensors with core in the world
*2 AKM's own investigation, among the open-type current sensors in the world

NEW CZ-381x series: CZ-3813, CZ-3814, CZ-3815
Ultra-high Accuracy Coreless Current Sensor (Under development)

Even in a coreless architecture, CZ-381x series has a disturbing magnetic field suppression function on chip. This sensor measures the magnetic flux created by the current, but it will not sense the magnetic flux which wraps the whole sensor such as the disturbing magnetic field. It is a current sensor that can take a more accurate measurement under large disturbing magnetic field. Because of the small package, it is very suitable for applications that have many current paths in a limited area such as the distribution board and the three-phase inverter circuit. AKM can provide three types of different current sensing range products.

● CZ-381x series: Ultra-high Accuracy Coreless Current Sensor

Product Name Sensitivity Linear Sensing Range Maximum Effective Current Zero Current Voltage
NEW CZ-3813 60mV/A ±33A ±40A 2.5V 2017 Autumn
Plan to release
NEW CZ-3814 40mV/A ±50A
NEW CZ-3815 33mV/A ±60A

NEW CQ-320x series: CQ-3200, CQ-3201, CQ-3202, CQ-320A, CQ-3203, CQ-3204, CQ-320B
Ultra-small Coreless Current Sensor (Under development)

CQ-320x series is a coreless current sensor in small size package with high galvanic isolation, especially designed for sensing the current range from 8.5 to 44A in 3.3V operation. This low-voltage operating current sensor is suitable for air conditioning and solar power conditioner applications. Seven types of different current sensing range products are available.

● CQ-320x series: Ultra-small Coreless Current Sensor (3.3V operation)

Product Name Sensitivity Linear Sensing Range Maximum Effective Current Zero Current Voltage
NEW CQ-3200 155mV/A ±8.5A ±20A 1.65V Dec. 2016
Plan to release
NEW CQ-3201 130mV/A ±10.1A
NEW CQ-3202 62.5mV/A ±21A
NEW CQ-320A 45mV/A ±29.3A
NEW CQ-3203 37mV/A ±35A
NEW CQ-3204 30mV/A ±44A
NEW CQ-320B 120mV/A -1 to 20.9A 0.45V

CQ-330x series: CQ-3300, CQ-3301, CQ-3302, CQ-3303, CQ-330A, CQ-330B, CQ-330E, CQ-330F, CQ-330G, CQ-330H
The open loop type coreless current sensors

CQ330XCQ-3 series are the open loop type coreless current sensors with fast response and high accuracy.

CQ-2 Series : CQ-209x, CQ-206x, CQ-223x, CQ-233x 
The open loop type current sensors

CQ-233x/CQ-223x CQ-206x CQ-209x

CQ-2 series are the open loop type current sensors with fast response and high accuracy.

Part# Data
Sheet
Automotive
qualified
Package Oper.
Temp.
Maximum
effective current
Linear
sensing range
Sensitivity Output Response
time




Arms A mV/A
us
   
CQ-2063through hole type-40 to 9050-35 to 3560Analog1
CQ-2064through hole type-40 to 9050-54 to 5440Analog1
CQ-2065through hole type-40 to 9050-85 to 8525Analog1
CQ-206Athrough hole type-40 to 9050-46 to 4645Analog1
CQ-206Bthrough hole type-40 to 90500 to 4590Analog1
CQ-2092SMD-40 to 9020-21 to 21100Analog1
CQ-2093SMD-40 to 9020-35 to 3560Analog1
CQ-209ASMD-40 to 9020-31.8 to 31.866Analog1
CQ-209BSMD-40 to 9020-35 to 0115Analog1
CQ-209DSMD-40 to 9020-41 to 4150Analog1
CQ-2232through hole type-40 to 11050-21 to 2162.5Analog1
CQ-2233through hole type -40 to 11050-35 to 3537.5Analog 1
CQ-2234through hole type -40 to 11050-54 to 5424.5Analog1
CQ-2235through hole type-40 to 11050-85 to 8515.5Analog1
CQ-2332through hole type-40 to 11050-21 to 21100Analog1
CQ-2333through hole type-40 to 11050-35 to 3560Analog1
CQ-2334through hole type-40 to 11050-54 to 5440Analog1
CQ-2335through hole type-40 to 11050-85 to 8525Analog1
CQ-2366
through hole type-40 to 110 50-170 to 170 12Analog1.5
CQ-236B
through hole type-40 to 110500 to 25160Analog1
CQ-3200
SMD-40 to 9020-8.5 to 8.5155Analog0.5
CQ-3201
SMD-40 to 9020-10.1 to 10.1130Analog0.5
CQ-3202
SMD-40 to 9020-21.1 to 21.162.5Analog0.5
CQ-3203
SMD-40 to 9020-35.7 to 35.737Analog0.5
CQ-3204
SMD-40 to 9020-44.0 to 44.030Analog0.5
CQ-320A
SMD-40 to 9020−29.3 to 29.345Analog0.5
CQ-320B
SMD-40 to 9020-1.1 to 20.9120Analog0.5
CQ-3300SMD-40 to 9020-6.4 to 6.4325Analog0.5
CQ-3301SMD-40 to 90 20-10.7 to 10.7195Analog0.5
CQ-3302SMD-40 to 9020-21 to 21100Analog0.5
CQ-3303SMD-40 to 9020-35 to 3560Analog0.5
CQ-330ASMD-40 to 9020-31.8 to 31.866Analog0.5
CQ-330BSMD-40 to 90200 to 21195Analog0.5
CQ-330ESMD-40 to 90200 to 20.5200Analog0.5
CQ-330FSMD-40 to 9020-2.0 to 4280Analog0.5
CQ-330GSMD-40 to 9020-4.5 to 4.5450Analog0.5
CQ-330HSMD-40 to 9020-42 to 4250Analog0.5
CQ-330J
SMD-40 to 9020-2 to 4282.7Analog0.5

 

Important notice

CQ-3 Series Application Note

 

Advantages of AKM's Current Sensors

(1) Simple structure
  Simple structure with minimum parts achieves a high reliability.
(2) Small-sized package
  Small-sized package will help customers to reduce a board space.
(3) High S/N ratio
  Semiconductor Hall element is used for the achievement of high S/N ratio.
(4) Fast Response
  The fastest response time among open-type current sensors will detect even the high-speed current of inverters.
(5) Compliant to safety standards
  Compliant to safety standards of IEC/UL-60950 and UL-508.
    CQ-223x, CQ-233x: IEC/UL-60950UL-508CB Certification
    CQ-330x: IEC/UL-60950UL-508CB Certification

 

Output Characteristics of CQ Series

CQ series output the linear voltage with respect to the detected current value.

Output will saturate if the current flows over 'linear sensing range', which is different for different product.
Products with wider linear sensing range can detect the larger current, but on the other hand their outputs per 1A become smaller.
It is reccomended to select a product which has the optimal linear current range for customers' application.


Fig. Output characteristics of CQ series (example: CQ-206x)


*Output at IN=0A is normally 1/2VDD, but it is not 1/2VDD in some products.
**Aside from the linear sensing range, maximum effective current is defined.
    Please use in the condition that detected current does not exceed this value continuousuly.

 

Structure and Principle

[CQ-1 Series]
(a) Magnetic field is generated by the current flowing in the primary conductor.
(b) Magnetic core concentrates the magnetic field, and parallel magnetic field appears between the gap in the center of the core.
(c) Linear Hall ICs placed between the gap detects the parallel magnetic field, which is proportional to the current value.


(a) (b) (c)
              
Fig. Structure and current detection principle of CQ-1 series

 

[CQ-2 Series]
(a) Magnetic field is generated by the current flowing in the primary conductor.
(b) Magnetic core concentrates the magnetic field, and parallel magnetic field appears between the gap in the center of the core.
(c) Linear Hall IC placed between the gap detects the parallel magnetic field, which is proportional to the current value.


(a) (b) (c)
              
Fig. Structure and current detection principle of CQ-2 series

 

[CQ-3 Series]
Hall sensor to detect the magnetic field generated by current flowing through the primary conductor directly..

 

Fig. Structure and current detection principle of CQ-3 series
'CQ' series are open-type current sensors which have small package, high accuracy, high S/N ratio, and fast response time. With these advantages, we will offer the best current sensing solution to wide-ranging applications, such as inverter control, power monitoring, and electrical power detection.

  • Inverter control in air-conditioners, industrial equipments, power conditioners, etc.


  • MPPT control in power conditioners





  • Power monitoring


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