AS5170 High Resolution Position Sensor

High-resolution on-axis magnetic angular position sensor


  • 12-bit resolution @90° minimum arc
  • Low output noise, low inherent INL
  • Magnetic stray field immunity
  • Functional safety, diagnostics, dual redundant chip version


  • Resolves small angular excursion with high accuracy
  • Accurate angle measurement
  • Higher durability and lower system costs (no shield needed)
  • Enabler for safety critical applications

Product parameters

Resolution [bit] 14 or 12
Output Analog ratiometric, PWM or SENT
Max. Speed [rpm]
Overvoltage Protection Yes
Supply Voltage [V] 5.0
Temperature Range [°C] -40 to +125
Package SOIC8
Automotive Qualified No

General Description

The AS5170 is a high-resolution angular position sensor for precise absolute angle measurement. The AS5170 is available with an analog output interface (AS5170A) or a digital output interface (AS5170B). The latter can be programmed as a PWM or a SENT-compliant output interface.
The AS5170 operates at a supply voltage of 5V, and the supply and output pins are protected against overvoltage up to +20V. In addition the supply pins are protected against reverse polarity up to -20V. The AS5170A and AS5170B are available in the SOIC 8 package.

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This product suits for the following applications:

  • Contactless potentiometers


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Type Description Language
Evaluation Software AS517x - Software for Evaluation Board (UART Programmer) EN

Technical Documents

Type Description Language
Datasheet Document version 1-05 English
Application Note Description of MagneticExtendedRange Feature English
Application Note Description of Linearization Feature English
Application Note Tape & Reel Packing Information English
Application Note AN5000 Magnet Selection Guide v1-04 English


Type Description Language
Product Change Notification PCN38-2018 (AS50xx, AS51xx, AS52xx, AS54xx, AS8xxx) English

Other Information

Type Description Language
Block Diagram AS5170 Block Diagram English
Factsheet Magnetic Position Sensors with System-in-Chip technology English
Factsheet Accurate Position Sensing in demanding Automotive Applications English

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