Magnetic Sensor Components

Honeywell’s magnetoresistive sensors are able to sense Earth’s magnetic field (~0.6 gauss) and provide the sensitivity for enhanced accuracy and performance.

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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 Magnetic Sensors Publication Library.


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