Melexis announces latest Triaxis® Position Sensor together with new PCB-less packages
MLX90377 supports more output signal formats while a new Single Mold Package (SMP) improves PCB-less integration and manufacturing costs
Tessenderlo, Belgium, 27th May 2021 - Melexis, a global microelectronics engineering company, 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.
The MLX90377 is a magnetic rotary and linear position sensor IC, which builds on the success of the MLX90371 and MLX90372 Triaxis sensors. Based on the Triaxis Hall magnetic front-end, it integrates an ADC with signal conditioning, DSP and an output stage driver that now supports SPC (Short PWM Code) as well as ratiometric analog, PWM, and SENT signal formats. Like other members of the Triaxis position sensor range, it can be used in rotary and linear motion position sensing applications. With its stray field robust modes, ASIL-C (single die) capability, and external pin measurement it is ideally suited for high performance and safety critical applications.
The new package options comprise the SMP-3 and SMP-4 (single mold package, 3- and 4-pin) for PCB-less designs. Like Melexis’ first PCB-less package, the DMP-4 released in 2012, these new packages are intended to be used without a printed circuit board thereby reducing total system cost and improving mechanical integration and reliability. These new package outlines are smaller than the existing DMP-4 package and offer better mechanical integration and quality via optimization of the package body and electrical leads, representing nearly a decade of continuous improvement based on customer feedback and application knowledge. The SMP-3 is a single die solution and will first be supported by the MLX90377 while the SMP-4 provides a dual die solution (shared power and ground pins) and will first be supported by the previously launched MLX90371.
“Melexis is constantly improving and expanding its product offering, by using its domain expertise to develop new solutions,” said Nick Czarnecki, Marketing Manager, Melexis. “The MLX90377 provides improved performance and adds SPC capability, which is now being used in multi-bus architectures such as those found in advanced steering and braking applications. The new package options are perfect examples of how Melexis listens to customers and works with its partners to improve quality and reduce costs.”
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 is a world leader in automotive semiconductor sensors. Today, on average, every new car produced worldwide contains 13 Melexis chips. Melexis has used its core experience to expand its portfolio of sensors and driver ICs. Now they also meet the needs of smart appliances, home automation, industrial and medical applications. Melexis sensing solutions include magnetic sensors, MEMS sensors (pressure, TPMS, infrared), sensor interface ICs, optoelectronic single point and linear array sensors and Time of Flight. The company’s driver IC portfolio incorporates advanced DC & BLDC motor controllers, LED drivers and FET pre-driver ICs, while Melexis has the know-how and expertise to build bridges between components, allowing them to communicate in a clear and fast way.
Melexis is headquartered in Belgium and employs over 1,500 people in 18 locations worldwide. The company is publicly traded on Euronext Brussels (MELE).
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