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Seat Belt Tension Sensors & Rotary Position Sensor

Bumper to bumper capabilities



As a diversified manufacturer of automotive sensors, switches and electromechanical assemblies, the engineering
professionals at D&R Technology have the capability to incorporate the full range of available sensing technologies to fit
your packaging requirements. We offer special expertise in Hall sensor technology for automotive applications. Contact us
for further information on any of the sensor technologies listed below.

O Capacitance
O all Sensor
O nductance
O agneto-Resistive (R)
O !otodiode
O !ototransistor
O !iezoelectric
O !iezoresistive
O Resistance (potentiometer)
O %emperature

Seat Belt Tension Sensors Capacitance


Capacitance is formed from two conductors separated by a nonconductor. %is tecnology works by canging te spacing
between te conductors, te area of te conductors or altering te properties of te non-conductor. Capacitance sensors
require sensing electronics to operate. Some also require drive electronics.
%pical applications:
O ccupancy
O il !ressure
O !osition
O !ressure
O Seat !osition Sensor
O uel Level
O uel !ressure
O !edal !osition
all Sensor
ased on te all effect, utilizing a tin seet of semiconductor material (called a all plate) wit a fixed current passing
troug it. Wen te all plate is subjected to a magnetic field, a voltage is generated perpendicular to te direction of
current flow due to te force exerted on carged particles in motion subjected to a magnetic field. %e all plate outputs a
voltage proportional to te strengt of te magnetic field. all sensors require amplification and signal conditioning of te
all plate signal, wic is usually contained inside an integrated circuit package wic forms te all effect sensor.
%pical applications:
O Camsaft !osition
O Cranksaft !osition
O Current Sensor
O ccupancy
O il !ressure
O !edal !osition
O !osition
O !ressure
O Seat !osition Sensor
O Speed
O Steering Angle
O Steering Weel !osition & %orque
O Suspension !osition
O %rottle !osition
nductance
etects canges in inductance due to proximity of a ferrous object, or detects movement of a ferrous core. Sensing and
drive electronics are required to operate.
%pical applications:
O Camsaft !osition
O Cranksaft !osition
O !edal !osition
O !osition
O Steering Weel !osition & %orque
agneto-Resistive (R)
A material tat canges resistance 2-3% in te presence of a magnetic field. %ypically composed of a nickel-iron tin film
deposited on a silicon wafer and patterned as a resistive strip. %e output of a magneto-resistive sensor requires signal
processing. Giant agneto-Resistive (GR) materials cange resistance on te order of 10%-20%. %ypically composed of
more complex materials, suc as a series of e/Ag/Coxe1-x sandwices, wit te possible addition of Niobium, Silicon,
%antalum and oter elements.
%pical applications:
O Camsaft !osition
O Cranksaft !osition
O Current Sensor
O uel !ressure
O ccupancy
O il !ressure
O !edal !osition
O !osition
O !ressure
O Seat !osition Sensor
O Speed
O Steering Angle
O Steering Weel !osition & %orque
O Suspension !osition
O %rottle !osition
Photodiode
A potodiode is composed of semiconductor material forming a !N junction. Electron-ole pairs are generated in quantities
proportional to te amount of ligt falling on te junction.
%pical applications:
O Cabin umidity Sensor
O ccupancy
O !osition
O Seat !osition Sensor
O Speed
O Steering Angle
O Steering Weel !osition
Phototransistor
A design similar to a potodiode and consisting of multiple junctions acting as a transistor, pototransistor sensors are
capable of amplification. Ligt falling on te base region generates proportional amplification of te current passing
troug te device. 10x - 1000x more sensitive tan a potodiode.
%pical applications:
O Cabin umidity Sensor
O ccupancy
O Rotary !osition
O Seat !osition Sensor
O Speed
O Steering Angle
O Steering Weel !osition
Piezoelectric
aterials caracterized by teir ability to output an electrical voltage in response to a stress applied to te material.
%ypically composed of quartz or polycrystalline ceramics.
%pical applications:
O uel !ressure
O !ressure
Piezoresistive
Silicon semiconductor tat canges resistance wen subjected to strain.
%pical applications:
O uel !ressure
O ccupancy
O !ressure
Resistance (potentiometer)
!artially conductive material deposited in a strip or arc, wit a conducting wiper contact. Resistance is proportional to te
lengt (distance) te wiper travels from eiter end of te partially conducting strip.
%pical applications:
O uel Level
O !edal !osition
O Rotary !osition
O Steering Angle
O %rottle !osition
Temperature Sensing
Several tecnologies, including termocouples and termistors, can be utilized in constructing a temperature sensor to suit
your needs.
%pical applications:
O AC %emperature
O Air Carge %emperature Sensor
O Ambient Air %emperature
O Engine Coolant %emperature
O Evaporative Air ff %emperature
O uel Rail %emperature
O eater Air ff %emperature
O n Car %emperature Sensor (C%S)
O ass Air low
O N!E %emperature
O il %emperature
O utside %emperature

Current Sensor
Non-contact current sensors for AC and DC applications.
&tilizing &R %ecnologys expertise inall sensor tecnology, tis device provides a ig precision analog voltage output
tat is open loop and continuously variable over te sensing range. %is sensing tecnology can be applied to AC and C
applications and to applications in wic 50 to 1000 Amps of current pass troug te aperture. %is tecnology is
available for eiter unsealed applications in a control module or sealed for under-ood applications over a battery cable.
ntegral connectors or printed circuit board mounting options are available.

%is component draws upon &Rs experience meeting te stringentquality standards required for safety system
manufacturing. Some of te automotive industrys most innovativecustomers draw on tis time-tested expertise. Let us
sow you ow easy it is to put &Rs advanced capability to work for you, by requesting a compreensive quote on an
upcoming Rotary position sensor project.