Triaxis® Position SensorMLX90360 Melexis
Thanks to an Integrated Magneto-Concentrator (IMC) on its surface, the monolithic device senses, in a contactless fashion, the three spatial components (i.e. Bx, By and Bz) of the applied magnetic flux density.
This unique sensing principle applied to a position sensor results into an impressive robustness of the position signal over the mechanical (airgap, off-axis) tolerances.
The rotation of this horizontal component is sensed over a wide range (up to 360º - complete revolution) and processed by the on-chip DSP (Digital Signal Processing) to ultimately report the absolute angular position of the end-of-shaft magnet.
Alternatively, through measuring individually the horizontal and vertical components, the MLX90360 is able to address linear stroke (displacement) position sensor and also absolute rotary position sensor with a through-shaft magnet..
The MLX90360 reports either a ratiometric analog output or a PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) signal.
From the sensing and reporting perspectives, the MLX90360 is an extremely versatile product for any stand-alone remote position sensor application.
The output transfer characteristic is fully programmable (e.g. offset, gain, clamping levels, linearity, thermal drift, filtering, range...) to match any specific requirement through end-of-line calibration. The Melexis programming unit PTC-04 communicates and calibrates the device exclusively through the connector terminals (Vdd-Vss-Out).
The MLX90360 targets and is used in a myriad of non-contacting rotary position sensor applications which are frequently seen in automotive and industrial systems.
The device is available in single and dual redundant implementations to cost-effectively address the full range of applications, including safety critical sensing requirements.
The MLX90360 is pin-to-pin compatible with the first generation Triaxis® Position Sensor (MLX90316 / MLX90324 / MLX90333).
Features and benefits
Absolute Linear and Rotary Position Sensor
Simple & Robust Magnetic Design
-40°C - +150°C Ambient Temperature Range
Programmable Measurement Range (Angle up to 360 Degrees)
Programmable Linear Transfer Characteristic
Programmable Linearization Algorithm: Arbitrary Points or Piece-Wise-Linear
Selectable Output Mode: Analog (Ratiometric) and PWM
12 bit Angular Resolution
10 bit Angular Accuracy
48 bit ID Number
Broken-Track Diagnostic (Open-Vdd, Open-Vss)
AEC-Q100 Qualified - Grade 0
Single Die - SOIC-8 Package - Lead-free & RoHS compliant
Dual Die (Full Redundant) - TSSOP-16 Package - Lead-free & RoHS compliant
Pin-to-Pin compatible with Gen. I
- Automotive - Transmission
- Automotive - Powertrain
- Automotive - Hybrid & Electric Powertrain
- Automotive - Body, HVAC, Comfort & Lighting
- Automotive - Chassis & Safety
- Industrial & Robotics
- Building, Security, Home & Office Automation
- White Goods & Household Appliances
- Non-Automotive Transportation