Tiny 3D magnetometer packs a punch

Melexis’ new MLX90394 Triaxis micropower magnetometer is a tiny Hall- effect based sensor designed to balance low noise, current consumption and cost. With on-the-fly selectable modes and advanced configurability, it supports high reuse and fast time-to-market. This contactless solution is suitable for rotary, linear and 3D joystick control in gaming and industrial peripherals.

Melexis’ product manager, Minko Daskalov, said: “The MLX90394 brings unprecedented value and performance, meeting the demands of a wide range of modern applications. Whether engineers are developing computer peripherals, industrial cylinders or controls for smart appliances, this optimised and flexible chip will bring customers long-term performance not possible with existing potentiometers, mechanical switches and sliders.

“Its compact packaging and efficiency will increase design freedom and simplify integration within existing products, as well as allowing for new novel solutions.”

The products’ versatility allows deployment in linear, rotary, joystick and push button operations, offering a cost-effective simplification of the supply chain.