With a new generation of tri-axial
sensors, Melexis addresses the needs of challenging applications in
harsh automotive environments: EGR Valves, Turbo Wastegate Actuators,
Electronic Throttle Body solutions, Steering angle, Suspension Height,
Transmission Clutch; Shift and Fork position and Human Machine Interface
are among the problems to be solved with the sensors.
The product roll-out embraces two sensors: The MLX90360 and the
MLX90363. The company has fed lessons learned from six years of
applications support and design wins into the design of the two chips
for Linear, Rotary and 3D non-contact position sensing. Both devices are
available in single and dual redundant implementations to
cost-effectively address the full range of applications, including
safety critical sensing requirements.
The MLX90360 provides analog or PWM output with fully programmable
capabilities to simplify application development. Linear or rotary
position sensing with direct, point-to-point, connection to the control
electronics and in circuit "programming through the connector" highlight
the value of the MLX90360
Universal, maximum flexibility for applications development can be
accomplished with the MLX90363. Designed to be paired with an
off-the-shelf microcontroller, the MLX90363 relies on SPI output
communication. The range of position sensing applications are limitless
and constrained only by the imagination of the designer. 3D, rotary,
linear or even mixed mode implementations can be accomplished through
embedded software in the customer's microcontroller. All internal raw
and conditioned signals from the IMC (Integrated Magneto Concentrator)
Triaxis sensor can be communicated over the SPI channel. This puts the
Bx, By and Bz information directly accessible for processing by the
embedded microcontroller. Data from the on chip temperature sensor and
from the internal chip diagnostics can also be digitally transmitted.
Programming happens through the same channel.
Sensing is the key to advanced control and next generation system
evolution. Melexis Triaxis sensors make it possible to accomplish
control and integration in ways previously impossible. Let us help you
solve your microelectronic sensing challenges with our passion for
For more information, visit http://www.melexis.com.
This article originally appeared on EE Times Europe.