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Magnetic Sensor Components

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Honeywell’s magnetoresistive sensors are able to sense Earth’s magnetic field (~0.6 gauss) and provide the sensitivity for enhanced accuracy and performance. Honeywell offers 1-, 2- and 3- axis magnetic sensors for low field linear applications and small size. The advantages of Honeywell's magnetic sensor components are their small size, high accuracy and solid-state design.

Features and Benefits of HMC Components

Reliable: Honeywell’s HMC components have a proven Wheatstone bridge configuration that converts magnetic fields into a millivolt output. These wheatstone bridges are passive components that don’t emit any fields or broadband noise. HMC components are extremely shock and vibration tolerant. Potential failure modes may be related to electro-static discharge due to customer handling.

Resolution: The HMC sensors feature very low noise floors for their size. Typical resolution ranges from 27 to 120 microgauss.

Solid-state: The usage of semiconductor processes allows us to manufacture the smallest sensor devices to reduce board assembly costs and improve reliability and ruggedness compared to larger wire wound fluxgates.

Cost effective: Semiconductor manufacturing allows us to fabricate millions of these high performance solutions in a cost efficient way. Our sensors are specifically designed to be an affordable solution for high volume OEM applications.

Set/Reset Straps: Patented on-chip set/reset straps reduce effects of temperature drift, non-linearity errors and loss of signal output due to the presence of high magnetic fields. This feature provides the benefit of an insurance policy against high stray fields.

Offset Straps: Patented on-chip offset straps may be used to eliminate the effects of hard iron distortion, and to implement a closed loop magnetometer circuit for high performance applications.

For more information on features, pictures, package, pinout and specs, visit our literature page.

    HMC1001 Linear Sensor
  • Number Axis: 1
  • Bridge Ohms: 850
  • Number Pins: 8
  • Package Type: SIP
  • Sensitivity: 3.2 mV/V/Oe
  • Range: +/- 2 OE
    HMC1002 Linear Sensor
  • Number Axis: 2
  • Bridge Ohms: 850
  • Number Pins: 20
  • Package Type: SOIC
  • Sensitivity: 3.2 mV/V/OE
  • Range: +/- 2 OE
    HMC1021S Linear Sensor
  • Number Axis: 1
  • Bridge Ohms: 1100
  • Number Pins: 8
  • Package Type: SOIC
  • Sensitivity: 1.0 mV/V/OE
  • Range: +/- 6 OE
    HMC1021Z Linear Sensor
  • Number Axis: 1
  • Bridge Ohms: 1100
  • Number Pins: 8
  • Package Type: SIP
  • Sensitivity: 1.0 mV/V/OE
  • Range: +/- 6 OE
    HMC1021D Linear Sensor / High Temp
  • Number Axis: 1
  • Bridge Ohms: 1100
  • Number Pins: 8
  • Package Type: DIP
  • Sensitivity: 1.0 mV/V/OE
  • Range: +/- 6 OE
    HMC1022 Linear Sensor
  • Number Axis: 2
  • Bridge Ohms: 1100
  • Number Pins: 16
  • Package Type: SOIC
  • Sensitivity: 1.0 mV/V/OE
  • Range: +/- 6 OE
    HMC1041Z Z-Axis Magnetic Sensor
  • Number Axis: 1
  • Bridge Ohms: 1100
  • Number Pins: 8
  • Package Type: LPCC
  • Sensitivity: 1.0 mV/V/OE
  • Range: +/- 6 OE
    HMC1043 3-Axis Magnetic Sensor
  • Number Axis: 3
  • Bridge Ohms: 1000
  • Number Pins: 16
  • Package Type: LCC16
  • Sensitivity: 1.0 mV/V/OE
  • Range: +/- 6 OE
    HMC1051Z Linear Sensor
  • Number Axis: 1
  • Bridge Ohms: 1000
  • Number Pins: 8
  • Package Type: SIP
  • Sensitivity: 1.0 mV/V/OE
  • Range: +/- 6 OE
    HMC1051ZL Linear Sensor
  • Number Axis: 1
  • Bridge Ohms: 1000
  • Number Pins: 8
  • Package Type: IN-LINE LCC8
  • Sensitivity: 1.0 mV/V/OE
  • Range: +/- 6 OE
    HMC1052L 2-Axis Magnetic Sensor
  • Number Axis: 2
  • Bridge Ohms: 1000
  • Number Pins: 16
  • Package Type: LCC16
  • Sensitivity: 1.0 mV/V/OE
  • Range: +/- 6 OE
    HMC1053 3-Axis Magnetic Sensor
  • Number Axis: 3
  • Bridge Ohms: 1000
  • Number Pins: 16
  • Package Type: LCC16
  • Sensitivity: 1.0 mV/V/OE
  • Range: +/- 6 OE
    HMC1501 Displacement Sensor
  • Number Axis: 120mV
  • Bridge Ohms: 5000
  • Number Pins: 8
  • Package Type: SOIC
  • Sensitivity: 2.1 mV/Deg
  • Range: +/- 45 Deg
    HMC1512 Displacement Sensor
  • Number Axis: 120mV
  • Bridge Ohms: 2100
  • Number Pins: 8
  • Package Type: SOIC
  • Sensitivity: 2.1 mV/Deg
  • Range: +/- 90 Deg

HMC5883L Three-Axis Compass IC
The HMC5883L is a magnetic sensor in a 3.0x3.0x0.9 mm surface-mount 16-pin leadless chip carrier (LCC) that includes Honeywell’s state-of-the-art, high-resolution magneto-resistive sensors with automatic degaussing (demagnetizing) strap drivers, offset cancellation and a 12-bit ADC for high resolution earth field sensing.

HMC6052 Integrated Compass Sensor
The Honeywell HMC6052 is a 2-axis magnetoresistive sensor plus amplifiers and analog support features essential for compassing and low magnetic field sensing. The product is offered in a 14-pin surface mount 3.5mm by 3.5mm LCC package. Two channels of amplified sensor signals with a set switch function allow compass system designers to have a compact, easy to implement solution. Applications for the HMC6052 include electronic compassing and magnetometry.

HMC6343 Three-Axis Compass with Algorithms
The HMC6343 digital compass circuit is three-axis magnetic and three-axis accelerometer compassing solution with tilt compensation. This 9.0mm by 9.0mm by 1.9mm multi-chip module with a UART interface plus command compatibility with the HMR3300/3400 compass solutions. The HMC6343 contains all sensors, microcontroller and analog support circuits plus all the firmware for heading computation and hard-iron calibration.

HMC6352 Two-Axis Compass with Algorithms
The HMC6352 Two-Axis Compass with Algorithms combines a two-axis magnetoresistive magnetic field sensor from Honeywell, with the required analog and digital support circuits for heading computation. This product provides an electronic compass function using two-axis magnetic field sensing. Typical applications include; wireless phones with compassing, GPS/compass personal navigation, vehicle telematics, and dish antenna positioning.