The MLX90632 family is based upon Melexis’ FIR technology that utilizes the fact that every object emits heat radiation. The ultra-small integrated thermopile CMOS IC is a solution in a single 3x3x1mm QFN package including the sensor element, signal processing, digital interface and optics thereby allowing rapid and simple integration into a wide variety of modern applications.
The first commercial grade version of the MLX90632 family has been released. Future versions of the MLX90632 will address, amongst others, stringent requirements of medical applications.
The MLX90632 will be used wherever it is important to accurately measure temperature, especially in thermally dynamic environments and when available space is limited. Potential applications include white and grey goods, room temperature monitoring in smart thermostats, server rooms or integration into portable electronics devices such as tablets and smartphones.
“Melexis has already shipped millions of infrared temperature sensing devices and this new IC builds upon our world class expertise, representing a significant milestone in our roadmap,” Joris Roels, temperature sensors marketing manager, said.