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Maxim Integrated Products
120 San Gabriel Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA, 94086

Maxim Integrated Announces Five High-Integration Products Targeted to Factory Automation and Automotive Markets

Maxim also introduces a reference design for a highly integrated "Fit" shirt to monitor vital signs required for immediate medical diagnosis.

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) today introduced five high-integration products for the Factory Automation and Automotive markets that dramatically improve operating efficiencies and reduce costs. Maxim also announced it has collaborated with two firms to produce a reference design for a highly integrated telehealth fitness ("Fit") shirt that monitors vital signs, lowers the cost of medical diagnosis, and represents a new era in preventive medical care that could reduce health care costs by up to 10x.

Factory Automation/Process Control

Maxim announced two high-integration products targeted to Factory Automation:

- The MAX78638 is a turnkey solution for 3-phase motor energy measurement
and diagnostics. Unlike previous bulky and expensive solutions that
required moving the equipment from motor to motor, the fully integrated
MAX78638 contains a microcontroller, compute engine, an
analog-to-digital converter (ADC), and flexible and configurable sensor
interfaces that allow for the measurement of current, voltage, speed,
vibration, position, and temperature. The high-accuracy ADC enables a
less than 0.5% energy calculation error compared to the 5% of a standard
microprocessor solution.

- The MAX31865 is the industry's first fully integrated RTD-to-digital
converter, a single-chip solution that lowers costs by up to 50% and
solves the common industrial design problem of digitizing a platinum RTD
(such as a Pt100 or Pt1000) resistance. It offers simple and accurate
measurement of temperature, making it ideal for industrial measurement
and process control applications.


Maxim announced three high-integration products targeted to the Automotive market:

- The MAX17823 is a fourth-generation high-voltage battery sensor for
mission-critical automotive and industrial lithium-ion battery and fuel
cell applications. Offering a full suite of proprietary integrated
ISO-26262 diagnostic features, the MAX17823 maximizes electric and
hybrid electric vehicle driving range, while ensuring battery and fuel
cell safety and reliability. Maxim also offers the MAX17830, a
second-generation, high-voltage battery-management solution.

- The MAX9273/MAX9272 (22 bits) and MAX9271/MAX9272 (16 bits) serial-data
chipsets transmit over coax cables and lower costs for automotive camera
systems by up to 50%. The chipsets reduce power use, process signals
faster, and improve electromagnetic emissions compared to standard
solutions using Ethernet cables. Maxim's new camera chipsets operate at
very high data rates (1.5Gbps), which is critical for today's fast video
and megapixel image transmissions. Using coax cables, the chipsets do
not need to compress data and thus process images immediately--a crucial
requirement for safety applications like sign recognition, collision
avoidance, and night vision.


Maxim announces a new "Fit" shirt that enables medical professionals to perform frequent and less costly fitness monitoring that will lead to more effective preventive medical care. The highly integrated shirt measures 3-lead ECG, body temperature, and motion. All diagnostic tools are packaged in a shirt that is comfortable to wear. The new Fit shirt integrates dry ECG sensor technology, complex signal processing technology, a temperature sensor, motion sensor, an ultra-low-power microcontroller, and wireless electronics.

Electronica 2012

These five new products will be on display at Maxim's booth at electronica 2012 in Munich, Germany on November 13-16. Maxim will be located in hall A6 at booth 163. For more information, please visit

About Maxim Integrated

At Maxim Integrated, we put analog together in a way that sets our customers apart. In Fiscal 2012, we reported revenues of $2.4 billion.


Ferda Millan

(408) 601-5429


Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

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