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The MLX92242 is a highly integrated Hall-effect switch/latch IC that contains a voltage regulator as well as Hall sensing element, and a current sink-configured output driver, all in a single compact, low-profile package.

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Top features

  • Wide operating voltage range: from 2.7 V to 24 V

  • Maximum application flexibility by reprogramming of all sensor functions

  • Customer end-of-Line programming via VDD pin in the application module for system design optimization

  • Lateral sensing by IMC technology

  • Wide programmable magnetic Latch/Switch range

  • Programmable magnetic hysteresis, active pole, output polarity

  • Programmable permanent magnet temperature coefficient compensation, from 0 to -2.000ppm/DegC

  • Integrated self-diagnostic functions activating dedicated Safe Mode

  • Reverse supply voltage protection

  • Under-voltage lockout protection

  • Thermal protection

  • Integrated capacitor for PCB-less designs

  • HW component qualified according to ISO26262-8:13 for use in safety critical systems
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2-wire Hall-effect switch/latch IC - MLX92242

Product description

Melexis’ Latch & Switch sensor ICs use an innovative magnetic technology that allows the measurement of the lateral magnetic flux component.

The MLX92242 is an advanced Hall-effect switch/latch IC. Every one of these highly integrated devices contain a voltage regulator (supporting a wide operating voltage range) as well as Hall sensing element and a current sink-configured output driver, all in a single compact, low-profile package.

Their key attribute is the non-volatile memory that each possesses. Through this built-in EEPROM resource OEMs that have specified the MLX92242 can carry out end-of-line (EOL) programming, allowing cancellation of all mechanical tolerances within the application.

Programmable memory is used to enable the various tolerances that need defining for a specific application to be set (via the device’s VDD pin) and if necessary readjusted, before finally being locked. The range and resolution of programmable magnetic thresholds and thermal sensitivity coefficients allows the sensor working in conjunction with a magnet to easily implement a ferrous metal proximity sensing system.

The temperature compensation programmability of the MLX92242 means it can be used with all kind of magnets (including the low cost ferrite materials). The resulting cost-effective and very small ferrous proximity switch handily serves many limit position, proximity detection and encoding applications.

What differentiates the MLX92242 from other devices of this kind is that it supports 2-wire rather than a 3-wire implementation, only needing use of the VDD and GND pins, but still providing all the necessary diagnostic capacity to respond if malfunction conditions occur. The advantage of this is that far less wiring/cable harnessing is needed, allowing deployment into confined spaces and reducing the overall weight in applications where this could otherwise be a disadvantage. The voltage range, which covers 2.7 V to 24 V, enables design flexibility to be maximized.

The MLX92242 is mainly targeted at automotive applications, such as seat-belt latch detectors, seat position sensors, window lifters, etc. It can be implemented in remote applications, where it is some distance from the electronic control unit (ECU).

A variety of industrial and security based tasks can also benefit from its use. The sophisticated proprietary offset cancellation system within the magnetic core enables faster and more precise processing of the data acquired from the sensing element while being resilient to the temperature fluctuations and other forms of stress that are inherent in automotive and industrial environments. The device has a very high resilience to electrostatic discharge (ESD) phenomena, with 8kV human body mode ESD compliance, and has a broad operational temperature range which spans from -40 °C to 150 °C. Reverse supply voltage and under-voltage lockout protection mechanisms are incorporated. It is supplied in a choice of either a 3-pin TO-92-Flat for through-hole mount assembly or in 3-pin TSOT for surface mount assembly.

The MLX92242 is now available with a new packaging option to simplify module construction. This new UA package with integrated decoupling capacitor can eliminate the need for a PCB, reducing solder joints, improving reliability, reducing bill of materials allowing a lower cost solution. In addition to that it offers improved safety features by ISO26262-8:13 qualification.

Features and benefits

  • Wide operating voltage range: from 2.7 V to 24 V

  • Maximum application flexibility by reprogramming of all sensor functions

  • Customer end-of-Line programming via VDD pin in the application module for system design optimization

  • Lateral sensing by IMC technology

  • Wide programmable magnetic Latch/Switch range

  • Programmable magnetic hysteresis, active pole, output polarity

  • Programmable permanent magnet temperature coefficient compensation, from 0 to -2.000ppm/DegC

  • Integrated self-diagnostic functions activating dedicated Safe Mode

  • Reverse supply voltage protection

  • Under-voltage lockout protection

  • Thermal protection

  • Integrated capacitor for PCB-less designs

  • HW component qualified according to ISO26262-8:13 for use in safety critical systems

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