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HMC5983 Digital Compass IC


Temperature-compensated, three-axis integrated circuit magnetometer from Honeywell Microelectronics and Precision Sensors


Honeywell's HMC5983 Digital Compass ICThe Honeywell HMC5983 is a temperature-compensated, three-axis integrated circuit magnetometer. This surface-mount, multi-chip module is designed for low-field magnetic sensing for applications such as automotive and personal navigation, vehicle detection, and pointing.

The HMC5983 includes state-of-the-art, high-resolution HMC118X series magnetoresistive sensors plus an ASIC containing amplification, automatic degaussing strap drivers, offset cancellation, and a 12-bit ADC that enables 1° to 2° compass heading accuracy. The I²C or SPI serial bus allows for easy interface. The HMC5983 is a 3.0 x 3.0 x 0.9 mm surface mount 16-pin leadless chip carrier (LCC).

The HMC5983 utilizes Honeywell’s Anisotropic Magnetoresistive (AMR) technology that provides advantages over other magnetic sensor technologies. Honeywell’s anisotropic directional sensors excel in linearity, low hysteresis, null output and scale factor stability over temperature, and very low cross-axis sensitivity. These sensors’ solid-state construction is designed to measure both the direction and the magnitude of magnetic fields, from milli-gauss to 8 gauss. Honeywell’s Magnetic Sensors are among the most sensitive and reliable low-field sensors in the industry. Datasheet

Digi-Key P/N Manufacturer P/N Packaging Description
342-1092-2-ND HMC5983-TR Tape & Reel IC compass 3 axis 16-lcc
342-1092-1-ND Cut Tape
342-1092-6-ND Digi-Reel®
342-1093-ND HMC5983-DEMO - BOARD DEMO 3AXIS COMPASS HMC5983
342-1094-ND HMC5983-EVAL - BOARD EVAL 3AXIS COMPASS HMC5983