The MLX90426 is a magnetic position sensor suited for demanding but cost-conscious automotive applications. It offers up to 5 mT stray field immunity and supports 360° rotary motion of the magnet with SENT output.

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Top features

  • SENT output (SAE J2716 APR2016)

  • ISO 26262 ASIL B SEooC (Safety Element out of Context)

  • Programmable measurement range

  • Programmable linear transfer characteristic with up to 17 points

  • Enhanced serial data communication

  • Operating temperature from -40°C to 160°C

  • Triaxis® Hall technology

  • On chip signal processing for robust absolute position sensing

  • Packages, RoHS compliant

    • SOIC-8 (DC) Single Die

    • SMP-3 (VE), Single Die PCBless solution

  • Robustness against stray magnetic field up to 5 mT (or 4 kA/m) as per ISO 11452-8

  • AEC-Q100 qualified (Grade-0)

  • Programmable with the PTC-04 and the PTC04-DB-HALL06 daughterboard

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Triaxis® mainstream 360 rotary SFI position sensor (SENT) - MLX90426

Product description

The MLX90426 is a magnetic position sensor designed for use in cost-sensitive automotive applications including powertrain actuators, pedal positioning, fuel level gauges and transmission systems, though also suitable for industrial implementations. MLX9042x devices have superior capabilities in terms of functional safety, Absolute Maximum Ratings (AMR) and electromagnetic compliance (EMC) characteristics. They also support operating temperature up to 160 °C.

The MLX90426 is pin-to-pin compatible with the previous generations of Triaxis® position sensor ICs.

The MLX90426 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 MLX90426 is sensitive to the differential magnetic field in the Z-axis. This allows the MLX90426 with the correct magnetic circuit to decode the absolute position of a rotating on-axis magnet above or below the sensor (e.g. rotary position from 0 to 360 Degrees). It enables the design of non-contacting position sensors that are frequently required for both automotive and industrial applications.

The MLX90426 offers up to 5 mT stray field immunity and supports 360° rotary motion with a SENT output. SENT frames are encoded according to a Single Secure Sensor A.3 (H.4) or Dual Throttle Position Sensor A.1 (H.1) format. The circuit delivers enhanced serial messages providing error codes, and user-defined values. Programming the sensor, after assembly into the application, increases the accuracy of the system thanks to the multi-point programmable linearization function.

The MLX90426 is compatible with the PTC04 (DB-HALL06) for mass-production programming.

Application Examples

  • Steering Wheel Position Sensor
  • Throttle Position Sensor
  • Ride Height Position Sensor
  • Transmission Position Sensor
  • Non-Contacting Potentiometer
ASIL Ready - SFI

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Features and benefits

  • SENT output (SAE J2716 APR2016)

  • ISO 26262 ASIL B SEooC (Safety Element out of Context)

  • Programmable measurement range

  • Programmable linear transfer characteristic with up to 17 points

  • Enhanced serial data communication

  • Operating temperature from -40°C to 160°C

  • Triaxis® Hall technology

  • On chip signal processing for robust absolute position sensing

  • Packages, RoHS compliant

    • SOIC-8 (DC) Single Die

    • SMP-3 (VE), Single Die PCBless solution

  • Robustness against stray magnetic field up to 5 mT (or 4 kA/m) as per ISO 11452-8

  • AEC-Q100 qualified (Grade-0)

  • Programmable with the PTC-04 and the PTC04-DB-HALL06 daughterboard

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