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 The MLX90316 is a Triaxis® Rotary Position Sensor providing the angular position of a small dipole magnet rotating above the device surface (end-of-shaft magnet). Thanks to an Integrated Magneto-Concentrator (IMC) on its surface, the monolithic device senses, in a contactless fashion, the horizontal component of the applied magnetic flux density. This unique sensing principle applied to a rotary position sensor results into an impressive robustness of the angular position over the mechanical (airgap, off-axis) tolerances.
The rotation of this horizontal component is sensed over a wide range (up to 360º - complete revolution) and processed by the on-chip DSP (Digital Signal Processing) to ultimately report the absolute angular position of the magnet either as a ratio-metric analog output or as PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) signal or as a 14-bit data accessible through a 3-pin SPI (serial interface) channel.
The output transfer characteristic is fully programmable (e.g. offset, gain, clamping levels, linearity, thermal drift, filtering, range...) to match any specific requirement through end-of-line calibration.
The Melexis programming unit PTC-04 communicates and calibrates the device exclusively through the connector terminals (Vdd-Vss-Out). The MLX90316 targets and is used in a myriad of non-contacting rotary position sensor applications which are frequently seen in automotive and industrial systems. The device is available in single and dual redundant implementations to cost-effectively address the full range of applications, including safety critical sensing requirements.


Features Application examples
  • Absolute Rotary Position Sensor
  • Triaxis® Hall Technology
  • Programmable Angular Range up to 360 Degrees
  • Customer or Factory Programmable Parameters
  • Selectable Output Mode: Analog ratio-metric, PWM, Serial Protocol (SPI)
  • 12 bit Angular Resolutions
  • 10 bit Angular Thermal Accuracy
  • On-Chip Diagnostics
  • Over-Voltage Protection
  • Under-Voltage Detection
  • Wide temperature range from -40°C to 150°C (Code L)
  • Temperature range from -40°C to 125°C (Code K)
  • Normal temperature range from -40°C to 85°C (Code E)
  • Consumer Temperature range from -20°C to 85°C (Code S)
  • Operating voltage from 4.5V to 5.5V
  • SOIC8 SMD Package for Single Die
  • TSSOP16 SMD Package for Dual Die (Full Rendundant)
  • Absolute rotary position sensor
  • Contactless Potentiometers
  • Automotive applications
  • Industrial and robotics
  • Home and building automation
  • White goods and household appliances