The MLX90421 reinvents the Triaxis® Magnetic Position Sensor. It provides Analog or PWM output.
Intended for use in cost-sensitive automotive applications including powertrain actuators, pedal positioning, fuel level gauges and transmission systems, though also suitable for industrial implementations, these ICs have superior capabilities in terms of functional safety, Absolute Maximum Ratings (AMR) and electromagnetic compliance (EMC) characteristics. They also support heightened temperature operation up to 160 °C
The MLX90421 is pin-to-pin compatible with the previous generations of Triaxis® position sensor ICs.
The MLX90421 is a monolithic magnetic position sensor IC. It consists of a Triaxis® Hall magnetic front end, an analog to digital signal conditioner, a DSP for advanced signal processing and a programmable output stage driver.
The MLX90421 is sensitive to the three components of the magnetic flux density applied to the ICs (i.e. Bx, By and Bz). Programming the sensor determines which axes are used to calculate a rotation or linear position. This allows the MLX90421, with the correct magnetic design, to calculate the absolute position of any moving magnet (e.g. rotary position from 0 to 360 Degrees, see Figure 2 - Application Modes). It enables the design of non-contacting position sensors that are frequently required for both automotive and industrial applications.
The MLX90421 provides ratiometric analog or pulse width modulated (PWM) outputs. Programming the sensor, after assembly into the application, increases the accuracy of the system thanks to the multi-point programmable linearization function.
The MLX90421 is compatible with the PTC04 (DB-HALL06) for mass-production programming.
- Absolute Rotary Position Sensor
- Pedal Position Sensor
- Throttle Position Sensor
- Ride Height Position Sensor
- Transmission Position Sensor
- Absolute Linear Position Sensor
- Steering Wheel Position Sensor
- Float-Level Sensor
- Non-Contacting Potentiometer