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3-axis compass IC improves accuracy, location readings in navigation systems

Phoenix, Ariz. — Honeywell has developed a 3-axis compass IC in a chip-scale package that is designed to improve accuracy and location readings in consumer electronics applications including mobile phones, personal navigation systems and portable automotive navigation systems.

The HMC5843 chip increases functionality in consumer electronics by providing expanded direction awareness when overlaid on GPS-enabled maps, making it easier to read digital maps on handheld devices. The integrated circuit includes three-axis magnetoresistive sensors, a 12-bit analog-to-digital converter, and an I2C serial bus interface in a 4 x 4 x 1.3 mm surface-mount package, which uses Honeywell's patented manufacturing IP for the Z-axis sensor.

Pricing: $4 per unit in quantities of 100,000.
Availability: Available now.
Product information: HMC5843
Datasheet: HMC5843

Honeywell International , www.honeywell.com

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