Melexis extends hall sensor portfolio

Melexis has introduced the MLX91208CAV, opitmised for very high fields of hybrid and electric vehicle applications, the device is said to be able to cope with up to 1000A of primary current. This device complements the existing products in the MLX91208 series, which cover low field and high field functions.

Thanks to the integrated magnetic concentrator technology employed, the sensors in the AEC-Q100-qualified MLX91208 series are said to accurately measure current without the need for inclusion of the bulky external ferromagnetic cores that are required for conventional Hall-effect current sensors.

The IMC structure concentrates the magnetic flux and as such enhances sensor performance. Melexis' IMC-Hall devices are said to save on board space and simplify the assembly process as they are housed in compact SOIC8 packages.

Based on the Hall-effect, the MLX91208CAV is claimed to deliver the galvanic isolation warranted by high voltage applications, while eliminating the additional sources of power loss that are found with shunt technology.