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TI Precision Labs - Magnetic Sensors

TI Precision Labs is the electronics industry’s most comprehensive online classroom for analog engineers. The on-demand courses and tutorials include introductory ideas about device architecture in addition to advanced, application-specific problem-solving, using both theory and practical knowledge. Use these hands-on courses to predict circuit performance and move seamlessly from abstract concepts to specific formula in an easy-to-follow format. Industry experts present each topic in order to help reduce design time and move quickly from proof-of-concept to productization.

The Magnetic Sensor curriculum contains short training videos that cover the basics of magnetic sensors, key specifications for designing, tips for Hall applications and more!

For a list of additional training topics, see the TI Precision Labs - Overview page.

1. TI Precision Labs - Magnetic Sensors: Introduction

These introduction videos give the background on magnetic concepts and Hall Effect ICs for engineers of all experience levels. The second video introduces the magnetic field calculator Texas Instruments created to aid in design challenges.

# Title Duration
1.1 TI Precision Labs - Magnetic Sensors: Introduction to Hall Effect Position Sensing
This video establishes what Hall Effect is and covers important magnetic properties. It'll also discuss the benefits of Hall sensors and the different...
08:59
1.2 TI Precision Labs - Magnetic Sensors: Magnetic Field Calculator
This video gives an overview of TI’s magnetic field calculator.
03:52
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2. TI Precision Labs - Magnetic Sensors: Key Specifications

Understanding the key specifications of Hall sensors will aid in ensuring the proper device is selected for a given application. The series of videos in this section will give a thorough explanation of the tradeoffs in bandwidth versus power, the importance of the operate and release point in Hall Effect switches and latches and the key parameters for linear Hall Effect sensors.

# Title Duration
2.1 TI Precision Labs - Magnetic Sensors: Bandwidth vs. Power Tradeoffs in Hall Effect Position Sensors
This video discusses the tradeoffs between bandwidth and power in Hall Effect sensors.
03:13
2.2 TI Precision Labs - Magnetic Sensors: Latches & Switches - Operating & Release Point
This video focuses on the key specifications of Hall Effect latches and switches.
09:44
2.3 TI Precision Labs - Magnetic Sensors: Understanding Key Specifications of Linear Hall Effect Position Sensors
This video focuses on the key specifications of linear Hall Effect sensors.
04:38
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3. TI Precision Labs - Magnetic Sensors: Applications

There are a variety of applications for Hall Effect sensors, each with its own unique system requirement. The series of videos in this section will walk through some of the top Hall applications such as rotary encoding and proximity sensing.

# Title Duration
3.1 TI Precision Labs - Magnetic Sensors: Using Hall Effect Position Sensors for Rotary Encoding Applications
This video explains how a Hall Effect sensor can be used for rotary encoding applications.
05:51
3.2 TI Precision Labs - Magnetic Sensors: Designing an Analog Proximity Sensor
This video explains how to create a proximity sensor with a unipolar linear Hall Effect sensor.
08:07
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4. TI Precision Labs - Magnetic Sensors: Calculating Magnetic Fields

When designing Hall applications, understanding the behavior of magnetic fields is crucial. The series of videos in this section will discuss how magnetic fields vary with temperature and axis of rotation.

# Title Duration
4.1 TI Precision Labs - Magnetic Sensors: How a Permanent Magnet’s Magnetic Field Changes with Temperature
This video will discuss how magnetic field changes with temperature.
03:42
4.2 TI Precision Labs - Magnetic Sensors: Off-Axis Magnetic Field Angle Calculation
This video will discuss the effects of a magnet rotating off-axis.
02:45
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