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For over a decade, our customers in the automotive electronics market have inspired us to create, manufacture and deliver advanced Mixed Signal semiconductors, sensor ICs, and programmable sensor IC systems.


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Electric vehicles are taking over the automotive market

Electric vehicles are taking over the automotive market
Without a doubt, the market for electric vehicles is growing rapidly. While we are still in the initial phase there are several signs that the Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) market is emerging from its infancy. Figures from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) confirm this; whereas in 2010 the worldwide electric vehicle market was more or less zero, by 2015 over half a million electric cars had been sold - and sales are continuing to increase.
4th December 2017

Gateway device overcomes LIN bus limitations

Gateway device overcomes LIN bus limitations
Global microelectronics engineering company, Melexis, has announced a new LIN-to-LIN gateway that overcomes the limitation of just 16 devices on a typical LIN bus. Each MLX81120 connects as a LIN slave on the main LIN bus and is controlled directly from the vehicle's Body Control Module (BCM). The new device allows for up to 16 LIN RGB slave modules on a private LIN bus, thereby permitting up to 196 LED lighting devices to be connected to a single BCM via a LIN bus.
6th July 2017

Inspired automotive engineering to be showcased at CAR ELE

Inspired automotive engineering to be showcased at CAR ELE
  Melexis will once again be exhibiting at CAR ELE (Tokyo, 18th-20th January, booth E39-40). Now being staged for the 9th time, this event is recognised globally as key to continued technological innovation in the automotive industry. 
10th January 2017


One chip solution for accurately monitoring headlamp output

One chip solution for accurately monitoring headlamp output
In response to the emergence of laser-powered automotive front lighting systems, Melexis has optimised its MLX75305 series of advanced light sensor ICs. Each MLX75305 incorporates a photodiode, trans-impedance amplifier and output stage. Unlike competing devices on the market, it is fully AEC-Q100 qualified and supports an operational temperature range from -40C up to +125°C.
30th June 2016

TPMS IC draws lowest current & uses less board space

TPMS IC draws lowest current & uses less board space
Melexis continues to make major advances in TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) technology with the introduction of its 3rd gen TPMS IC, the MLX91804. The device is supplied in a robust 14-pin DFN type lead-less package and, according to the company, has a 60% smaller footprint and draws three times lower sleep mode current than any competing TPMS IC on the market.
12th May 2016

RF IC enables keyless entry & low-power tracking

RF IC enables keyless entry & low-power tracking
Combining a sophisticated multi-channel RF transceiver with a 3D low frequency (3DLF) interface that supports ultra-low power operation, the MLX73290-A has been unveiled by Melexis. This RF IC is optimised for use in vehicle activation, logistics and IoT applications such as passive keyless entry & start, secure access and low-power tracking systems, where a very-low power wake-up function together with long range, high speed RF feedback are mandated.
25th April 2016

LIN controller ICs reduce BOM costs & save space

LIN controller ICs reduce BOM costs & save space
Expanding its extensive array of ICs and board level products designed for use in LIN implementations, Melexis has introduced the MLX81107 and MLX81109. Combining high degrees of built-in functionality and low unit costs, these freely-programmable, monolithic devices are able to address growing demands within the automobile industry for sophisticated LIN-based switches, actuators, drivers, sensor interfaces and LED lighting systems.
17th March 2016

Optimise automotive sensing with Hall effect sensors

Optimise automotive sensing with Hall effect sensors
Improving the safety of vehicle drivers and passengers is receiving ever greater emphasis, with automotive engineers deploying sensing devices in their systems that deliver increased sophistication and set higher performance benchmarks. By Dieter Verstreken, Melexis.
18th March 2015

Thermocouple interface IC facilitates greener cars

Thermocouple interface IC facilitates greener cars
Enabling accurate and reliable monitoring of high operating temperatures for next-gen powertrains, a high performance sensor interface IC has been announced by Melexis. The MLX90327 can operate over a temperature range from -40 to +155°C without compromising accuracy. This makes it also suited for braking systems of trucks and high temperature industrial processes.
9th January 2015

Challenges of implementing wireless charging

Challenges of implementing wireless charging
  Keeping our handsets and other portable devices fully charged, on the go. By Peter Riendeau, Marketing Communications Manager, Melexis.
23rd December 2014

MEMS sensors measure pressure in harsh environments

MEMS sensors measure pressure in harsh environments
Combining high sensitivity and strong linearity, two MEMS-based pressure sensors have been introduced by Melexis. The AEC-Q100 qualified MLX90815 and MLX90816 measure absolute pressure in demanding operational environments such as automotive pressure monitoring applications, industrial process controls, domestic appliances, medical equipment and consumer electronics gadgetry.
12th December 2014

Initiator IC integrates immobiliser functionalilty

Initiator IC integrates immobiliser functionalilty
Utilising its expertise in wireless technology and passive entry/start systems for automotive, Melexis introduces the MLX74190. This LF initiator IC, consists of two high power, independently programmable LF drivers plus built-in immobilisers. The device is suited for wireless communication deployments requiring power efficient operation, such as automotive, safety and building automation.
12th November 2014

1.35MP CMOS image sensor enhances automotive safety

1.35MP CMOS image sensor enhances automotive safety
Designed for automotive safety applications, the MLX75421 Blackbird has been introduced by Melexis. This High Dynamic Range (HDR) image sensor provides an extensive set of on-chip functional safety (ASIL) support functions, making it suitable for automatic emergency braking, electronic mirrors/camera monitor systems, autonomous evasive steering and next-gen viewing applications.
22nd October 2014

Directly connect Hall effect sensor into automotive designs

Directly connect Hall effect sensor into automotive designs
Incorporating amplifier, analogue output and internal compensation circuits, Melexis has announced the MLX90290 linear Hall sensor IC. The monolithically integrated magnetic sensor IC converts magnetic flux into an analogue output, guaranteeing critical functional parameters to absolute levels, simplifying integration by removing the need for end-of-line calibration.
13th October 2014

Hall effect sensor doesn't need a PCB or discrete components

Hall effect sensor doesn't need a PCB or discrete components
Able to be directly implemented into the design without a PCB or supplementary board level components, a new version of the MLX92242 Hall effect sensor IC has been introduced by Melexis. With a built-in capacitor, the sensor IC does not increase the overall dimensions or require additional soldering.
18th September 2014

Melexis brings 3D vision to automotive infotainment

Melexis brings 3D vision to automotive infotainment
Melexis and SoftKinetic announce the first time of flight (ToF) 3D sensor for automobile safety and infotainment markets. The MLX75023 sensor, featuring SoftKinetic technology and manufactured in Melexis’ Automotive grade CMOS mixed signal process, is the highest resolution 3D sensor available. It works in full sunlight, making it a suitable solution for a vehicle’s cockpit.
25th June 2014

2-wire Hall effect switches can be re-programmed

2-wire Hall effect switches can be re-programmed
The latest addition to the company’s advanced Hall effect switch/latch IC offering, Melexis Technologies has announced the MLX92242. The highly integrated device combines a voltage regulator (supporting a wide operating voltage range), Hall sensing element and a current sink-configured output driver all in a single compact, low-profile package.
22nd May 2014

LIN transceiver IC addresses multiple LIN system demand

LIN transceiver IC addresses multiple LIN system demand
Due to the the growth of Local interconnect network (LIN) nodes in cars, which result in master modules controlling multiple LIN buses, Melexis have introduced a 2 and 4-channel LIN transceiver IC. The MLX80002/4 can reduce system costs of the LIN physical layer by 20% compared to multiple single transceiver ICs found in, for example, a body control module (BCM). 
9th May 2014

Custom Hall effect sensors at off-the-shelf prices

Custom Hall effect sensors at off-the-shelf prices
Allowing magnetic switching thresholds to be configured (including hysteresis), the MLX92231 and MLX92211 digital Hall effect sensors from Melexis are factory pre-programmed to precise Hall effect switch or latch specifications. This enables tailored results that match the customer’s specific application requirements without the cost usually associated with custom solutions.
23rd December 2013

Know your network

Know your network
An investigation of in-vehicle communication protocols and their future possibilities. By Michael Bender, Product Marketing Manager for the LIN and power control product lines at Melexis.
10th December 2013


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