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.
Melexis pump driver ICs pushes lifetime boundaries to next level
In order to address more challenging customer deployments, Melexis has expanded its MLX90412 product offering. The latest version of this 2.2A automotive-qualified pump/fan driver IC is optimised to deal with high ambient temperature levels and supports prolonged operational lifespans.
Enabling lighting differentiation
Melexis is helping automobile manufacturers gain a competitive edge, opening up opportunities to add animated lighting functionality to their vehicles. A combination of advanced multi-channel driver ICs and a license-free high-speed bus protocol provide the performance and scalability required.
Melexis and emotion3D offer driver monitoring system
Semiconductor giant Melexis and automotive software leader emotion3D have partnered to offer a driver monitoring system with high-precision 3D driver localisation, to dynamically align augmented reality (AR) objects with head-up display (HUD) content.
Intelligent OLED controller for automotive applications
Melexis has developed an intelligent OLED controller that integrates all of the active components needed to realise combined point (LED) and area (OLED) lighting applications inside and outside the vehicle. Each MLX81130 can drive 25 LEDs/OLEDs and it supports the Melexis Light Bus (MeLiBu) interface. It allows simpler static and animated lighting system development. It is especially suitable for Rear Combination Lamps (RCL) or small OLED display...
Melexis introduces free magnetic design simulator
Melexis has introduced a free, online tool for magnetic sensor evaluation and module design simulator. The online tool gives customers’ engineering teams the ability to design and simulate their own magnets based on Melexis’ Triaxis 2D/3D sensors. By using the simulation application, engineers can quickly design a custom magnetic sensor module to their own specification.
Automotive current sensors introduced with overcurrent detection
Melexis has revealed next-generation current sensors for automotive power-conversion applications. The advantages they deliver include increased resolution, optional 3.3V or 5V operation, and integrated over-current detection circuitry.
Position sensors launched for automotive applications
Melexis has expanded its portfolio of non-contact position sensors, with the addition of two new devices which complement the existing MLX90364/5/6/7 products. The MLX90421 and MLX90422 are based on the company’s proprietary Triaxis high-accuracy magnetic sensing technology. They have the same key features as the MLX90364/5/6/7 devices, but with some additional enhancements incorporated.
Position sensor announced with new PCB-less packages
Melexis has introduced the MLX90377 single- and dual-die (fully redundant) Triaxis position sensor for automotive and industrial applications together with a new PCB-less package for position sensors.
Low-voltage 3D magnetometer for consumer applications
Melexis has announced that it is targeting white goods, consumer electronics, and smart-metering applications with the MLX90392 three-axis magnetometer field sensor, which can operate from a 1.8V power rail shared with other components such as logic devices.
LED driver extends lighting solutions for automotive applications
Melexis has introduced the MLX81117, its latest multichannel RGB LED driver. This new product supports the MeLiBu high-speed communication licence-free IP which enables intelligent animated automotive lighting concepts.
Exclusive license agreement to enhance Time-of-Flight offering
Melexis has entered into a license agreement with Chronoptics, a specialist in the design and integration of Time-of-Flight 3D cameras. The agreement gives Melexis exclusive use of Chronoptics’ multipath and linearity error correction technologies in automotive applications. This includes ADAS for autonomous vehicles, and interior monitoring and safety systems. The companies will also work together to further improve and deploy the technolo...
Current sensor IC eases assembly and boosts accuracy
Melexis has introduced the MLX91216 XHF extra high-field current sensor, extending the ease and accuracy of its unique IMC-Hall technology into high-current measurement for emerging automotive applications.
Isolated integrated current sensors for automotive applications
Melexis has announced its second-generation of isolated integrated current sensors MLX91220 (5V) and MLX91221 (3.3V). The Hall-effect based current sensors are qualified for use in a range of automotive and industrial applications, such as On-Board Chargers (OBC), DC/DC converters, power supplies, and small electric drives. With 300kHz bandwidth, they suit a variety of power conversion applications lower than 50A RMS.
Motor driver cuts material costs in automotive applications
Melexis has announced the third generation of its popular LIN motor driver for small motors targeting automotive mechatronic applications at up to 10W, including motor-controlled flaps and valves, and small fans and pumps.
Melexis announces combined sensor for smart tyres
Melexis has unveiled the MLX91805 smart tyre sensor to help OEMs prepare for the forthcoming extension of mandatory tyre-pressure monitoring to include commercial vehicles, and to enable future generations of smart tyres.
High accuracy current sensors optimised for e-mobility
Melexis has introduced the MLX91211 Hall-effect current-sensing IC. Two variants are offered, providing a choice of features and performance to satisfy cost-sensitive applications. These range from belt-driven starter generators to traction inverters for low speed electric vehicles and e-scooters, as well as industrial applications such as electrified forklift trucks and pallet trucks.
Next-gen motorcycle fuel pump controller launched
Melexis has announced the introduction of the most powerful and cost-efficient version of its motorcycle fuel pump controller, helping manufacturers comply with tightening environmental regulation, including the BS-6 emission standards in India. The MLX80302 is a three-phase BLDC motor controller IC with a peak driving capability of 2.6A.
Low noise single coil fan and pump driver for industrial applications
Melexis has introduced a new single coil fan and pump driver IC with a peak driving capability of 2.2A. The MLX90412 combines high performance with low noise operation, making it ideal for a wide range of home appliances and industrial applications. Suitable for driving loads of up to 35W, it complements the previously released MLX90411, adding a high power option to the range.
Hall-effect latch can switch at up to 10 kHz
A robust Hall-effect latch for cost-sensitive applications such as power tools, PCs, servers, and home appliances, with features that simplify design and ensure stable magnetic characteristics has been introduced by Melexis.
Melexis unveils QVGA resolution ToF sensor to complete its Gen 3 portfolio
Melexis has announced the introduction and production volume availability of the MLX75026, an AEC-Q100 qualified QVGA Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor. The MLX75026 is the third generation of QVGA ToF devices from Melexis and joins the wider product portfolio.