Magnetic evaluation is simplified with a comprehensive modular platform

14-12-2021 | Melexis | Development Boards

Melexis has launched its latest DVKs for current sensor IC evaluation. These DVKs provide engineers with a real preview of each IC’s features in their own design. At the same time, they optimize investment and resource allocation.

The company has introduced two new development kits. They allow engineers to study the functional capabilities of its current sensor ICs, thereby reducing customer development times and speeding up project completion. One DVK enables engineers to experiment with arrangements featuring IMC-Hall technology (with or without the inclusion of shielding), while the other does the same for conventional core-based Hall technology. Utilising them, engineers can validate their hardware with various sensor capabilities and cover different current sensing ranges.

The new DVKs are provided with several of the company's current sensors. This way, engineers may test different magnetic configurations and ICs, saving time and effort in the selection process. The DVK for IMC-Hall comprises the MLX91208 and MLX91216 ICs, and the recently launched MXL91218. The DVK for Conventional Hall is offered with the MLX91209, MLX91211, MLX91217 and MLX91219. These effectively cover its second generation of external primary current sensors.

3D-printed holders are offered with the DVKs to keep the shields and cores (if applicable) firmly in place. Engineers do not need to construct their own fixings, which saves both time and effort. The materials employed are capable of dealing with higher temperatures. The DVKs also incorporate bus bars, which simplify the setup process.

“These new DVKs provide engineers with designing systems that make their lives easier. The hassle of building your own setup, sourcing material from different suppliers is now finally over,” explains Bruno Boury, product line manager, Current Sensors, Melexis. “Using these DVKs and the various devices included, they can quickly and comfortably assess the operational parameters of their systems. They can then select the ideal current sensor from the Melexis portfolio for their specific requirements. This leads to better-realized design concepts and faster time to market.”

By Natasha Shek