New Honeywell HMC5983 sensor for low-field magnetic sensing

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ETLG Ltd (Inertial Aerosystems) is introducing the Honeywell HMC5983, a temperature-compensated three-axis integrated circuit e-compass designed for low-field magnetic sensing for a wide range of applications, including mobile phones, tablets, netbooks, automotive navigation systems and personal navigation devices.

Using Honeywell’s Anisotropic Magnetoresistive (AMR) technology, this sensor excels in sensitivity, linearity, low hysteresis, null output and scale factor stability over temperature. Standard features include set/reset and offset cancellation, strap drivers for degaussing, self-test and offset compensation. The design eliminates the necessity for sensor calibration required with other magnetic sensor technologies.

The HMC5983 offers great performance in a small package, 3mm × 3mm × 0.9mm. It offers a high frequency for continuous measurement mode of 220Hz and an I2C clock rate of 3.4MHz. The HMC5983 also offers an SPI digital interface up to 8MHz for compatibility with host devices already using SPI bus. Evaluation boards and demonstration units are available for prototyping.

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