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Audio

LSIs for high-end audio and voice systems, based on decades of experience and a proven record with analog/digital mixed-signal technology. Customers around the world appreciate our leading solutions with high performance provided for a wide range of applications including professional audio, consumer audio, and in-vehicle infotainment.

Applications
Audio products, in-vehicle infotainment, headsets, etc.

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Tri-axis Magnetic Sensors (Magnetometer)

AKM's Magnetometer is a 3D magnetic sensor that detects magnetic fields from all directions of XYZ. In various movable mechanisms, it can be applied to rotation and opening/closing angle detection, stroke detection and motion tracking.

Applications
Open/close detection of windows and doors in connected houses, joystick for controllers, digital crown and digital bezel for smart watches, operation dial for home appliances and factory automation equipment, opening angle detection for foldable smartphones, stroke detection for industrial air cylinders, etc.

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Current Sensor ICs

Asahi Kasei Microdevices, the leading company of magnetic sensors, provides long-awaited current sensor products 'Currentier' based on its accumulated experience and know-how. 'Currentier' products are open-type current sensor ICs which have small package with more than 8 mm of creeapage and clearance distance (compliant with UL61800-5-1), the world's highest accuracy, the highest S/N ratio, the widest measurable current range, and the fastest response time*. With these advantages, we will offer the best current sensing solution.
* AKM's own investigation, among the open-type current sensors in the world.

Applications
General inverters, AC servo drives, photovoltaic inverters, air conditioners, etc.

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Rotary Encoders

Angle sensor is composed of Hall elements with integrated circuit in a single die. This sensor detects the absolute angle of a magnetic field over the full range between 0 and 360 degrees with high angular accuracy and resolution. This sensor is widely used as a non-contact rotary encoder which is suitable for consumer, industrial and automotive applications, the simple composition which consists of small magnet and magnetic sensor.

Applications
Various motor controls, machine tools, electric actuators, industrial sewing machines, etc.

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Magnetic Sensors

We have provided magnetic sensors based on various compound semiconductors for over 40 years. Our Hall elements and Hall effect ICs enable brushless DC motors to operate more efficiently and last longer. They are also used for precise detection of the position of small actuators for cameras, current sensing, encoders, and various other applications.

Applications
Brushless DC motors, encoders, current sensors, etc.

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Electronic Compass (Magnetometer)

3D magnetic sensor designed for the e-Compass function. It detects the geomagnetism and guides the direction. AKM provides smart azimuth solutions by fusing ultra-compact, high-performance sensors with advanced, multi-functional software.

Applications
Smartphones, tablets, smart watches, smart glasses, VR headsets, drones, TWS earphones.

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Human Sensing

AKM's infrared sensor IC consists of the signal processing part and the infrared photo-diode based on the unique manufacturing technology of compound semiconductors which has been developed with magnetic sensor products. Cooling process is not necessary, while the advantage of quantum type infrared sensors, such as a fast response and a direct-current output, remains. Our sensor IC helps achieve cool design.

Applications
Smart home appliances, smart locks, IoT devices, etc.

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Gas Sensing

NDIR gas sensors featuring high precision, low power consumption, high reliability, and a small package. Various solutions such as CO2 sensors, flammable gas sensors, and alcohol sensors are provided in accordance with customer needs. They contribute to energy saving in homes and vehicles, and contribute to the safety by detecting refrigerant leaks and preventing drunk driving.

Applications
Commercial/residential air conditioners, indoor/cabin air quality monitors, refrigerant leakage sensors, alcohol interlock systems, etc.

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Analog ICs for Industrial

Based on high-speed and low-power analog front-end circuit technology, we have a wide product lineup suitable for various sensors. We provide optimal solutions that contribute to stress-free business environment and efficient working conditions by high-speed and high-quality scanning, and to miniaturization and speed-up of industrial equipment with our proprietary high performance ADCs.

Applications
Analog ICs for industrial, Industrial AFEs & ADCs, AFEs for image sensors, Laser diode driver for laser printers.

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Communication ICs

Our communication ICs are tailored to specific applications leveraging small size, low power consumption, and high performance. We provide devices suitable for a wide range of applications from consumer to infrastructure/in-vehicle fields, such as integrated ICs for commercial two-way radios, which are in increasing demand due to recent natural disasters, and Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) transmitter ICs suitable for monitoring and IoT sensor nodes.

Applications
Two-way radios, wireless microphones, BLE, electronic toll collection, remote keyless entry, etc.

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