Melexis to present inspired automotive engineering at CAR ELE 2018 in Japan

Melexis at CAR ELE 2018 Booth will feature multiple active technology demonstrations to inspire visitors.

Tessenderlo, Belgium, 15 January 2018 - Melexis will once again be exhibiting at CAR ELE (Tokyo, 17–19 January 2018, Booth E46-40). This pivotal event is now in its 10th year and is recognized as essential to supporting technology progression within the automotive industry. Melexis’ booth will feature a number of demonstrations, showcasing their latest innovations in the automotive sphere.

Combining Melexis’ thermal infrared (IR) sensor arrays and Time-of-Flight (ToF) cameras, the ‘cube’ demo showcases Melexis’ ToF semiconductor technology. This solution is optimized for applications where extended temperature range and ambient light robustness are crucial, like in automotive applications. The demo captures a QVGA 3D image of people showing their position and posture with LEDs and indicating temperature through color, ideal for HMI and in-cabin monitoring.

The LIN RGB demo showcases advances in the personalization of in-cabin lighting. A 16 bit microcontroller enables the precise control of multiple LEDs via the LIN bus, mixing and calibrating for accurate color. The sophisticated solution compensates for temperature changes and changes in LED output characteristics over time.

Intended for occupancy detection and in-cabin climate monitoring, the MLX90640 will be demonstrated. This is a 32 x 24 pixel resolution IR sensor array that can deliver industry-leading noise performance, high temperature accuracy and rapid responsiveness. The demonstration will show how signal-enhanced thermopile technology delivers a compact and financially attractive alternative to high-end thermal cameras.

Alongside these flagship demos, Melexis will host active demonstrations of other innovative technologies including magnetic programmable latch & switch with uPower and ASIL B capability and their patented Triaxis® position sensing technology for rotary knobs, joysticks and much more.

Commenting on the show attendance Daniel Tefera, Senior Field Applications Engineer for Melexis Japan said: “We are very excited to be attending CAR ELE once again. This show is one of the most important on the automotive calendar and, following a busy year of R&D, we have some exciting advances to show the visitors. We look forward to seeing existing customers again and meeting some new ones.”