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.
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.
RGB-LED driver brings interior lighting to life in automotive applications
Melexis has introduced MLX81116, a multichannel RGB-LED driver. The MLX81116 supports the MeLiBu high speed communication IP to enable intelligent animated automotive lighting concepts. The technology is already being leveraged by global manufacturers to enhance the safety features of their latest models.
Micropower magnetic node offers contactless 3D sensing
The Belgium-based global supplier of micro-electronic semiconductor solutions, Melexis has announced the MLX90395 Triaxis Magnetometer Node, an automotive-grade (AEC-Q100) monolithic sensor that uses the Hall effect to provide contactless 3D sensing in three dimensions. The dual-die version of the MLX90395 provides redundancy for demanding scenarios, such as gear lever position sensing in automotive applications. The functionality of the MLX...
Linear Hall sensor for safety-critical applications
Melexis has announced the MLX91377 ASIL-ready Linear Hall sensor IC suitable for use in safety-critical automotive systems such as electric power-assisted steering (EPAS).
Sensor-based eye tracking solutions for DMS
Eyeware, the Swiss-based 3D eye-tracking technology company on a mission to bring attention-sensing solutions to multiple industries, and Melexis, the Belgium-based global supplier of micro-electronic semiconductor solutions, have joined forces to create a sensor-based solution for advanced Driver Monitoring System (DMS).
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...