The MLX92292 represents a whole new way of sensing. This device delivers switch and latch functions, but unlike existing products on the market it can determine the presence of magnetic fields that are lateral, not just orthogonal to it.
The uniqueness of this offering is taken further by the fact that the MLX92292 latch and switch is able to support ASIL B safety integrity level (in accordance with ISO 26262), with an array of built-in diangnostic mechanisms available.
Flexibility is a key attribute of the MLX92292. OEM customers can choose straightforward preprogrammed units, or alternatively they can benefit from the End-of-Line (EoL) programming capacity. Through this each device may be configured (via it's output pin) during the OEM production process, so system optimization is fully realised.
Housed in 3-lead TSOT or TO92 package formats, with an operating voltage range encompassing 3.3V to 18V, the MLX92292's extremely low power consumption (typically drawing just 7µA) makes it highly suitable for battery powered operation. This will prove advantageous in circumstances where the vehicle's engine may not be turned on, as it places no significant drain on the battery resource, as sleep time is a programmable parameter.