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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.

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Communications
9th May 2014
LIN transceiver IC addresses multiple LIN system demand

Due to the the growth of Local interconnect network (LIN) nodes in cars, which result in master modules controlling multiple LIN buses, Melexis have introduced a 2 and 4-channel LIN transceiver IC. The MLX80002/4 can reduce system costs of the LIN physical layer by 20% compared to multiple single transceiver ICs found in, for example, a body control module (BCM). 

Sensors
23rd December 2013
Custom Hall effect sensors at off-the-shelf prices

Allowing magnetic switching thresholds to be configured (including hysteresis), the MLX92231 and MLX92211 digital Hall effect sensors from Melexis are factory pre-programmed to precise Hall effect switch or latch specifications. This enables tailored results that match the customer’s specific application requirements without the cost usually associated with custom solutions.

Test & Measurement
10th December 2013
Know your network

An investigation of in-vehicle communication protocols and their future possibilities. By Michael Bender, Product Marketing Manager for the LIN and power control product lines at Melexis.

Sensors
9th December 2013
Programmable Hall effect sensor IC for EVs and HEVs

Enhancing its customer programmable Triaxis Hall effect sensor IC portfolio, Melexis introduce the MLX91208 series. Operating over a wide temperature range from -40°C to +150°C, the high speed MLX91208 Hall effect sensors are ideally suited for electric vehicle, hybrid electric vehicle, and renewable energy system applications.

Sensors
31st October 2013
Linear Hall IC features programmable sensitivity range

The new, improved MLX91209CA high speed Linear Hall IC from Melexis features a programmable sensitivity range from 5 to 150mV/mT, is suitable for measuring DC and AC currents up to 200kHz. The MLX91209CA’s strong thermal and lifetime stability provides design engineers with a fully programmable critical characteristics - allowing one single part to meet a wide variety of current sensing applications.

Automotive
28th August 2013
Melexis Simplifies 12V Automotive Actuator Designs

Melexis Technologies has announced the release of its latest advanced motor controller IC for use with the direct current (DC) and single or dual phase brush-less direct current (BLDC) motors now being designed into modern vehicles. Intended for environments with elevated temperature levels, the MLX81150 incorporates many of the external components critical for DC/BLDC motor control into its compact package - thereby curbing board space utilizati...

Sensors
26th June 2013
Melexis Launches Next Generation Triaxis Position Sensor

The SAE J2716 SENT (Single Edge Nibble Transmission) protocol serves safety critical, cost sensitive applications in the automotive and transportation sectors. It facilitates the replacement of analog signaling between sensors and microcontrollers. The Triaxis range of advanced position sensors from Melexis pioneered non-contact 360° and 3D SENT solutions in demanding safety applications of this kind. This newest additions to this range, the ...

Sensors
3rd June 2013
Advancing Automotive HMIs

Kristof Lieben, application engineer for automotive electronics manufacturer Melexis, explores how optical-based proximity and gesture recognition is being used to augment touch-screen technology, in this interesting article from ES Design magazine.

Communications
29th May 2013
Melexis Further Expands LIN Transceiver Offering with New Device That Exhibits Strong EMC/ESD Behavior

Automotive specialist Melexis, has added to its portfolio of devices supporting the local interconnect network (LIN) bus. The new MLX80030, which comes in a compact SOIC8 package, is 3rd member of the company’s next generation of system basis ICs that enable simple and effective development of LIN slaves. Pin-to-pin compatible with established LIN devices, such as the ATA6623/29 and TJA1028, this IC combines a physical layer LIN transceiver...

Communications
15th May 2013
Melexis Introduces Enhanced LIN Communication Devices with Integrated Voltage Regulation & Watchdog Functionality

The local interconnect network (LIN) bus continues to see widespread adoption in the automotive world. This robust, cost-effective communication protocol allows implementation of many basic networking functions in sub-systems previously considered to be uneconomical for smart actuators and controls.

Sensors
20th March 2013
Programmable Digital Hall Effect Sensor From Melexis Delivers Best In Class Performance, Size And Cost

Melexis Technologies NV introduces a new programmable Digital Hall effect sensor with superior functionality and performance. The MLX92232 features EEPROM memory allowing re- programmable magnetic switching thresholds including hysteresis. It can easily be programmed to meet any Hall effect Switch or Latch specification for direct replacement of previous generation or competitors Hall effect sensors. The MLX92232 can be used to replace many inven...

Sensors
19th March 2013
Melexis Introduces New Low Voltage Digital Output Hall Effect Sensors

Melexis has announced the MLX92212 family of digital output Hall effect sensors. Built on an advanced CMOS process these AEC-Q100-qualified devices deliver robust, automotive level performance at competitive price points. They also require significantly less operating current than competing devices on the market.

Sensors
20th February 2013
Melexis Introduces New Low Voltage Digital Output Hall Effect Sensors

Melexis has announced the MLX92212 family of digital output Hall effect sensors. Built on an advanced CMOS process these AEC-Q100-qualified devices deliver robust, automotive level performance at competitive price points. They also require significantly less operating current than competing devices on the market.

Sensors
1st February 2013
Programmable High-Speed Hall Effect Sensor For Fast Response Current Sensing Applications

Melexis advances the state of the art in contact-less current sensing for renewable energy, Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) and Electric Vehicle (EV) applications. The MLX91209 is a fully customer programmable monolithic sensor IC packaged in a standard SIP package and providing a high speed analog output signal proportional to the external applied flux density. The MLX91209 enables the user to construct a precise and programmable current sensor so...

Sensors
23rd January 2013
New Active Light Sensor Interface IC from Melexis Makes Gesture Recognition Easier to Apply

The MLX75030 from Melexis is a universal active light sensor interface which has been designed to allow easy implementation of robust multi-channel, close range optical sensing systems into difficult operational environments. It incorporates four independent simultaneously operating light measurement channels;two taking care of reflection and the other two for ambient light measurement. This makes the device highly optimized for inclusion in huma...

Test & Measurement
19th December 2012
LIN Transceiver with Integrated Voltage Regulator & Strong EMC/ESD Behaviour

The local interconnect network bus continues to see widespread adoption in the automotive world. This robust, cost effective communication scheme allows implementation of many basic networking functions in sub-systems previously considered to be uneconomical for smart actuators and controls. The new MLX80050 from Melexis, which comes in a compact SOIC8 package, responds to this ever increasing need.

Sensors
12th December 2012
EEPROM-Configurable IC Enables Easier Development of TPMS Modules

The MLX91802 is a system in package solution for tire pressure monitoring system implementations that combines an analog pressure sensor and a low power sensor interface with an MLX16 16-bit RISC-based microcontroller. It is housed in a compact, pressure ported, plastic SO16 package and has an operational temperature range of -40 °C to 125 °C.

Analysis
4th December 2012
Development Of A Resource-Efficient Electrical Drive System For The Automotive Industry

Electrical drives are one of the main topics of the future automotive industry. On the one hand they are driven by latest developments in the electric mobility area and on the other hand – not always obviously – in today’s vehicles there is a need to further develop a number of electric auxiliary units, such as fans, pumps and mechanical adjusters.

Automotive
13th November 2012
Melexis unveils first monolithic slave IC for LIN-based RGB LED control - enabling cost effective automotive ambient lighting

Melexis has introduced the MLX81106 - the industry’s first LIN RGB LED slave to be incorporated onto a single semiconductor die. This highly advanced, freely-programmable IC addresses the emergence of automotive LIN RGB ambient lighting systems and is capable of driving up to 4 LEDs directly thanks to its integrated constant current sources. Every output can be programmed to a maximum current of 35 mA through the built-in Flash memory. All ...

Sensors
11th October 2012
Rugged MEMs pressure sensors from Melexis deliver high accuracy & ease of use via innovative technology

Melexis introduces the first of its new line of commercial, off the shelf, packaged MEMs pressure sensors. The MLX90809 benefits from 10+ years of developing custom MEMs pressure sensors for demanding automotive applications. This device is a highly accurate, AEC Q100 qualified relative pressure sensor specifically targeted at 1 Bar applications. The company’s proprietary piezo-resistive MEMS technology combined with a high accuracy sensing...

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