Melexis launches a new 2D magnetic position sensor for various consumer and industrial applications

2D Magnetic Position SensorFlexible and cost-effective sensing solutions.

Tessenderlo, Belgium, 18 December 2018 - The MLX90340 is an absolute position sensor based on the Melexis Triaxis® Hall technology targeted for various applications in consumer and industrial markets. With a key set of core parameters, the MLX90340 addresses the essence: simple and robust position sensing. It offers the best flexibility to measure a 360 degrees rotational (end-of-shaft or through-shaft) and up to a +/- 20 mm linear magnet movement.

This new device consists of a Triaxis® Hall magnetic front-end, an analog to digital signal conditioner, a DSP for advanced signal processing and one output stage driver. Due to the Integrated Magneto Concentrator (IMC), it is sensitive to magnetic flux in three planes (X, Y & Z) enabling the design of non-contact position sensors with an Analog or PWM output.

The MLX90340 is available in both a single die (SOIC-8) and fully redundant dual-die (TSSOP-16) package for safety-critical applications. It will complement the successful automotive grade MLX90365 by adding three different temperature ranges for cost-effective applications.

Additionally, Melexis offers four pre-programmed versions customized for various rotation ranges. These provide an analog voltage from 10% to 90% of the supply voltage over an angle span of 90, 180, 270, or 360 degrees, avoiding the need for additional programming at the customers’ side and enabling embedded designs where the power ground and output pins are not accessible.

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