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AS5601 Position Sensor

12-bit on-axis magnetic rotary position sensor with quadrature incremental and push-button output


  • Contactless angle measurement insensitive to dust and dirt
  • Simple user-programmable zero position and device configuration
  • Incremental quadrature output configurable from 8 up to 2048 pulses
  • Push-button output by detecting sudden air gap changes
  • High-resolution 12-bit digital absolute angle output over the I²C interface
  • Automatic entry into low power mode
  • Automatic magnet detection


  • Highest reliability and durability
  • Simple programming
  • Flexible choice of the number of A/B pulses per revolution
  • Contactless push-button functionality
  • High-resolution output signal
  • Low power consumption
  • Robust environmental tolerance

Product parameters

Resolution [bit] 12
Interfaces I²C
Output AB / I²C / PUSH
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

General Description

The AS5601 is an easy-to-program magnetic rotary position sensor with incremental quadrature (A/B) and 12-bit digital output. This contactless system measures the absolute angle of a diametric magnetized on-axis magnet. Additionally, the PUSH output indicates fast airgap changes between the AS5601 and magnet which can be used to implement a contactless push-button function in which the knob can be pressed to move the magnet toward the AS5601. It is designed for contactless magnetic position sensor 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. The AS5601 is also equipped with a smart low power mode feature to automatically reduce the power consumption. The device is available in a small form factor, compact 8-pin SOIC package.

Magnets cannot be ordered at ams directly. Please find a list of recommended magnet suppliers.

This product suits for the following applications:

  • Contactless rotary knobs with push-button
  • Contactless magnetic position sensors
  • Jog wheels
  • Other angular position measurement solutions


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Name Type Description Language Software Software V1.4.4 (USBI&PBox) English Software Demo SW 0-1-8-0 English

Technical Documents

Name Type Description Version Language
PositionSensors_AN000304_1-00.pdf Application Note Tape & Reel Packing Information 1-00 English
AS5601_BD000234_1-00.png Block Diagram AS5601 Block Diagram 1-00 English
AS5601_DS000395_3-00.pdf Datasheet Document version 1-07 3-00 English
AS5601_FS000147_CHIN_1-00.pdf Factsheet 智能非接触式编码器 1-00 Chinese
AS5601_FS000134_2-00.pdf Factsheet Smart & Contactless Encoder 2-00 English
AS5601_PD000246_1-00.png Other Product Document AS5601AdapterBoard Image 1-00 English
AS5601_PD000247_1-00.png Other Product Document AS5601EvalKit Image 1-00 English
USB-I-P-Box_PD000329_1-00.png Other Product Document USBI&PBox Image 1-00 English
AS5600-01_PD000330_1-00.png Other Product Document RMH05-DK-XX Image 1-00 English
AS5601_PD000385_1-00.png Other Product Document AS5601ReferenceDesign Image 1-00 English
AS5601_PN000129_1-00.pdf Product Change Notification PCN13-2018 (AS5601) 1-00 English
AS5601_RD_UG000250_2-00.pdf User Guide Reference Design Manual 2-00 English
AS5xxx_UG000386_1-00.pdf User Guide AS5xxx Rotary Magnet Holder 1-00 English
AS5601_UG000251_1-00.pdf User Guide Standard board EK 1-00 English
AS5601_UG000252_1-00.pdf User Guide Adapter board EK 1-00 English

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