Electric Power Assisted Steering in Chassis Systems (Automotive)
Electric power steering systems (EPS) utilize an electric motor to provide steering assistance to the vehicle’s driver. EPS is superior to conventional hydraulic power steering systems in terms of energy efficiency, size, cost and maintenance requirements. It can contribute significantly to environmental conservation, while at the same time enabling comfortable driving experiences to be enjoyed.
Melexis supplies both Hall sensing and optical sensing devices for fast and accurate measurement of the steering angle, applied steering torque and motor position. Melexis has also developed custom ASICs and standard ASSPs to drive the electric servomotors.