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Combining a passion for technology with truly inspired engineering, Melexis designs, develops and delivers innovative micro-electronic solutions that enable designers to turn ideas into applications that support the best imaginable future. The company’s advanced mixed-signal semiconductor sensor and actuator components address the challenges of integrating sensing, driving and communication into next-generation products and systems that improve safety, raise efficiency, support sustainability and enhance comfort.
Automotive ambient lighting performance boosted and simplified
Melexis has extended its IC family with a new generation of its LIN RGB(W) LED controller. The new member – the MLX81113 – will support the further growth of RGB LED based automotive ambient lighting, also known as LIN RGB, which is already well established within nearly every OEM worldwide. The MLX81113 features more on-chip memory, higher output current and increased EMC robustness compared to the popular MLX81108. It also offers IS...
Pressure sensor IC for hybrid vehicles
Melexis has announced its MLX90821 relative pressure sensor IC designed for measuring very low pressures in automotive applications. Using the latest MEMS technology closely integrated with an analogue signal chain and digital signal processing, the MLX90821 is a system-in-package IC solution for the measurement of fuel vapour pressure as low as 50 mbar and up to 700 mbar. This makes the MLX90821 suitable for EVAP systems designed for internal co...
Output option added to triaxis hall position sensor
Melexis has announced the MLX90373, part of the Triaxis rotary and linear Hall Effect position sensor family and the first Triaxis angle sensor to offer support for the PSI5 interface. The PSI5 is an open standard based on the technology used in millions of air bag safety systems.
Smart embedded motor drive portfolio for automotive applications
Global microelectronics engineering company, Melexis, has announced the latest addition to its Generation II embedded motor driver product portfolio for automotive applications, with the release of the MLX81206. This single-chip solution with 64 KB Flash memory offers higher integration with the ability to drive BLDC motors from 100W to 1,000W.
Triaxis hall position sensors provide dual-output options
Melexis has announced the MLX90374, the latest addition to its 3rd Generation of Triaxis Hall sensors, and the first to offer multiple outputs from a monolithic device. With dual outputs for the sensed motion, the MLX90374 can remove the need for a second position sensor in a range of applications. Based on Melexis’ proprietary 3D Hall sensing technology, the MLX90374 provides the absolute position of a moving magnet, covering 360°...
Passive components enable smaller solution and PCB-less mounting
Melexis has introduced the MLX92223, a PCB-less 2-Wire Hall-Effect Latch with integrated passives (392Ω resistor and decoupling capacitor), making it compatible with industry-standard Electronic Control Units (ECUs) without the need for any additional external components.
First automotive grade single-chip VGA ToF sensor announced
Melexis has announced availability of the single-chip Automotive grade VGA Time-of-Flight (ToF) image sensor for applications such as in-car and exterior monitoring. The MLX75027 is a system-on-chip solution, providing VGA (640x480 pixel) resolution image sensing and processing in a single BGA package.
High operating temperature thermal sensor array launched
Melexis has announced a new version of its popular far infrared (FIR) thermal sensor array. The new device has lower thermal noise compared to the current MLX90640, an increased refresh rate of 64Hz and an elevated operating temperature up to 125°C. This latest sensing technology allows for simplified integration of temperature measurement into applications that enhance safety, efficiency, convenience - especially in harsh thermal condit...
Further advances made to automotive Time-of-Flight portfolio
Melexis at electronica this year announced a major upgrade to Time-of-Flight (ToF) technology for the automotive industry. Melexis believe that this will reinforce its position as an industry pioneer in the development and production of Time-of-Flight sensors for automotive applications. The portfolio now includes its next-generation QVGA ToF sensor chipset and a forthcoming VGA ToF sensor. The latest developments will enable Melexis t...
Advances to Time-of-Flight portfolio for In-Cabin Monitoring
Global microelectronics engineering company, Melexis, has announced a major upgrade to Time-of-Flight (ToF) technology for the automotive industry. This reinforces Melexis’ position as an industry pioneer in the development and production of Time-of-Flight sensors for automotive applications.
Hall-effect current sensors offer enhanced performance and diagnostics
Global microelectronics engineering company, Melexis, has announced two new current sense ICs based upon their 20 years of experience in Hall-effect technology. Both of the new sensors share the same high-performance CMOS core and the MLX91217 implements conventional Hall technology, while the MLX91216 uses Melexis’ proprietary Integrated Magneto Concentrator (IMC).
Showcasing interactive demonstrations of sensing technology
Global microelectronics engineering company, Melexis, will be at electronica 2018, where its booth will be packed with informative and interactive technology demonstrations. Melexis will also be working closely alongside four key distributors at their booths and participating in the ‘electronica Experience’ (Hall C6), aimed at employer branding and recruiting of young talent.
Rollout of proprietary technology realises significant benefits
Microelectronics engineering company, Melexis, has announced the rollout of its Integrated Magnetic Concentrator (IMC) technology to multiple devices within its Latch & Switch product range, delivering tangible benefits to designers, especially in demanding automotive applications.
Low noise fan driver for automotive applications
Melexis has announced a new single coil fan driver IC that is capable of delivering 600mA at 24V, or 15W and is suitable for a wide range of applications that require high performance with low noise operation. The MLX90411 operates from a supply voltage in the range 3V to 28V, making it suitable for all applications that require a supply of 5V, 12V or 24V. This would include home appliances such as air purifiers as well as many white goods.
LIN-based chipset offers integrated solution for window lift applications
A new integrated sense and brushed motor drive solution has been announced by Melexis, primarily intended for automotive automation applications such as seat movement, window lift and sun roofs.
Magnetic position sensor meets demanding automotive applications
Melexis has announced a next-gen monolithic magnetic sensor family, consisting of the MLX90371 and MLX90372, which provides robust absolute position sensing for automotive applications including powertrain actuators, pedals, and gear shifters.
Automotive-grade fan driver ICs for small applications
Global microelectronics engineering company, Melexis, has announced new automotive-grade fan driver ICs for automotive and other applications where a highly reliable, ultra-small solution is needed. The US168KLD and US169KLD are automotive grade single-chip solutions for driving single-coil brushless DC fans and motors.
Pressure sensor suitable for harsh automotive applications
A highly accurate pressure sensor has been announced by Melexis, intended for harsh media applications, especially in the automotive sector. The MLX90818 is a packaged absolute pressure sensor that is factory-calibrated to cover the range 1.0-5.5 bar, making it suitable for normally aspirated, direct injection and turbocharged engine applications. The highly integrated sensor includes provision for an external NTC for temperature measurement...
Electric vehicles are taking over the automotive market
Without a doubt, the market for electric vehicles is growing rapidly. While we are still in the initial phase there are several signs that the Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) market is emerging from its infancy. Figures from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) confirm this; whereas in 2010 the worldwide electric vehicle market was more or less zero, by 2015 over half a million electric cars had been sold - and sales are continu...
SMD device measures the temperature of your dinner
Global microelectronics engineering company, Melexis, has announced a new family of miniature far infrared (FIR) sensors for use in multiple applications where accurate temperature measurement is required. The MLX90632 family is based upon Melexis' established FIR technology that utilises the fact that every object emits heat radiation.