Cupertino, Calif. − MagnaChip Semiconductor Corp. has launched a full range of MXsensor intelligent sensor product families featuring 0.18 micron mixed signal and analog technology with low power consumption. Featuring the e-Compass and digital Hall sensors, the MXsensor families target a variety of applications including smartphones, tablets, navigation, and medical devices.
The intelligent sensors deliver a small form-factor, multi-function integration, and lower power consumption thanks to its use of 0.18 micron mixed signal and analog technology, and advanced design capabilities. Also due to its design, the sensors address magnetic sensor requirements in handheld devices, while offering a "new style of design," said MagnaChip.
The MXM11XX digital Hall sensor family features a 10-bit analog-digital converter (ADC) and programmable design flexibility with several new functionalities over alternatives of conventional Hall switches. The self-calibration mode allows high-precision applications with an inexpensive magnet, while the I2C interface enables device makers to provide value-added features through programming.
The MXG1300 e-Compass is said to deliver industry-comparable heading accuracy and power performance with MagnaChip's proprietary magnetic Hall sensor technology. The heading accuracy can improve the user experience even under harsh magnetic-flux environments, while the power performance extends the battery life time for mobile devices, said MagnaChip.
Availability: The MXM11XX and MXG1300 families are currently being sampled. Production starts in Q3 2013. Evaluation kits are available through MagnaChip sales channels.