Versatile, Universal Non-Contact Triaxis Sensors Promise Simply Limitless Linear, Rotary and 3D Position Sensing Options in Automotive, Industrial, Medical and Consumer Products

By Melexis Nv, PRNE
Monday, May 23, 2011

IEPER, Belgium, May 24, 2011 -

Melexis newest generation of Triaxis sensors bring second generation
advancements to challenging applications in harsh environments. The Triaxis
technology has proven to be a leading solution to a variety of position
sensing requirements. EGR Valves, Turbo Wastegate Actuators, Electronic
Throttle Body solutions, Steering angle, Suspension Height, Transmission
Clutch; Shift and Fork position and Human Machine Interface are among the
successful problems solved by Triaxis technology.

The MLX90360 and MLX90363 bring to market the next generation of Triaxis
technology. Using lessons learned from over 6 years of applications support
and design wins Melexis has engineered two advanced chips for all Linear,
Rotary and 3D non-contact position sensing. Both devices are available in
single and dual redundant implementations to cost-effectively address the
full range of applications, including safety critical sensing requirements.

The MLX90360 provides analog or PWM output with fully programmable
capabilities to simplify application development. Linear or rotary position
sensing with direct, point-to-point, connection to the control electronics
and in circuit "programming through the connector" highlight the value of the

Universal, maximum flexibility for applications development can be
accomplished with the MLX90363. Designed to be paired with an off-the-shelf
microcontroller, the MLX90363 relies on SPI output communication. The range
of position sensing applications are limitless and constrained only by the
imagination of the designer. 3D, rotary, linear or even mixed mode
implementations can be accomplished through embedded software in the
customer's microcontroller. All internal raw and conditioned signals from the
IMC (Integrated Magneto Concentrator) Triaxis sensor can be communicated over
the SPI channel. This puts the Bx, By and Bz information directly accessible
for processing by the embedded microcontroller. Data from the on chip
temperature sensor and from the internal chip diagnostics can also be
digitally transmitted. Programming happens through the same channel.

Sensing is the key to advanced control and next generation system
evolution. Melexis Triaxis sensors make it possible to accomplish control and
integration in ways previously impossible. Let us help you solve your
microelectronic sensing challenges with our passion for mutual success.

Product info:

Contact: Rik Moens - Melexis - rmo at - +32-13-670-780

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