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AS5600 Position Sensor

12-bit on-axis magnetic rotary position sensor with analog or PWM output

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The AS5600 is an easy to program magnetic rotary position sensor with a high-resolution 12-bit analog or PWM output. This contactless system measures the absolute angle of a diametric magnetized on-axis magnet. This AS5600 is designed for contactless potentiometer applications and its robust design eliminates the influence of any homogenous external stray magnetic fields. The industry-standard I²C interface supports simple user programming of non-volatile parameters without requiring a dedicated programmer. An easy start and stop position programming in a so called “3 wire mode” without a programmer or digital interface is also implemented. The default range of the output is 0 to 360 degrees. The AS5600 can be applied to smaller range by programming a zero angle (start position) and a maximum angle (stop position). The AS5600 is also equipped with a smart low power mode feature to automatically reduce the power consumption.


Key Features

  • Contactless angle measurement
  • Simple user-programmable start and stop positions over the I²C interface
  • Maximum angle programmable from 18° up to 360°
  • 12-bit DAC output resolution
  • Analog output ratiometric to VDD or PWM-encoded digital output
  • Automatic entry into low-power mode

Key Benefits

  • Highest reliability and durability
  • Simple programming
  • Great flexibility on angular excursion
  • High-resolution output signal
  • Selectable output
  • Low-power consumption

Product Facts

Resolution 12 bit
Interfaces I²C
Output analog out / PWM / I²C
Max speed [rpm]
Overvoltage protection [ ] no
Redundant no
Supply voltage [V] 3-3.6 and 4.5-5.5
Temperature range [°C] -40 to +125
Package SOIC-8
Automotive qualified

Additional Information


The AS5600 is ideally suited for contactless potentiometers, contactless knobs, pedals, RC servos and other angular position measurement solutions.