24 July 2012 Melexis adds to range of 'intelligent' position sensor ICs Magnetic sensor IC integrates discrete protection components Melexis has expanded its position sensor IC portfolio to include a 12bit resolution device that can be used in either linear or rotary position sensing systems. Based on the company's proprietary Triaxis technology, the MLX90365 features fully programmable transfer functionality, selectable analogue and pulse width modulation output modes, open/short diagnostics and on board diagnostics. Available now in SOIC and TSSOP surface mount packages, the IC is AEC-Q100 automotive qualified and has both under voltage detection and over voltage protection built in. It is designed to measure the properties of a magnetic field in all three dimensions and has a patented Integrated Magnetic Concentrator on its surface to enable reduced signal to noise ratios. "This latest device expands our deployment of high accuracy contactless sensing," said Vincent Hiligsmann, marketing manager for position sensors at Melexis. "Special care has been applied to the on board diagnostics providing a best in class readiness level vs. ISO26262 requirements. The MLX90365 offers support for current and future market challenges in terms of performance, robustness and functional safety requirements" Author Laura Hopperton Comment on this article Websites http://www.melexis.com Companies Melexis UK Ltd This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.