Magnetoresistive Element Film Bias
Original Publication Date: 1982-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Permalloy films can provide an easy axis bias to a magnetoresistive (MR) sensor using the DC current directed to the element to drive the film. The film is formed in the shape of a C-magnet with a small gap between the ends of the magnet and the MR element.