3-axis electronic compass IC

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AK09916C is 3-axis electronic compass IC with high sensitive Hall sensor technology.

Small package of AK09916C incorporates magnetic sensors for detecting terrestrial magnetism in the X-axis, Y-axis, and Z-axis, a sensor driving circuit, signal amplifier chain, and an arithmetic circuit for processing the signal from each sensor. Self test function is also incorporated. From its compact foot print and thin package feature, it is suitable for map heading up purpose in GPS-equipped cell phone or media tablet to realize pedestrian navigation function.

AK09916C has the following features:

(1) Silicon monolithic Hall-effect magnetic sensor with magnetic concentrator realizes 3-axis magnetometer on a silicon chip.

     Analog circuit, digital logic and interface block are also integrated on a chip.

(2) Wide dynamic measurement range and high resolution with lower current consumption.

      Output data resolution: 16-bit (0.15 μT/LSB)

      Measurement range: ± 4900 μT

      Average current at 100Hz repetition rate: 1.1mA (typ.)

(3) Digital serial interface

     - I2C bus interface to control AK09916C functions and to read out the measured data by external CPU.

(4) Device is worked by on-chip oscillator so no external clock source is necessary.

(5) Self test function with internal magnetic source to confirm magnetic sensor operation on end products.

Key Features

 Product Name
 3-axis electronic compass IC 
 ■ A 3-axis electronic compass IC with high sensitive Hall sensor technology.
 ■ Best adapted to pedestrian city navigation use for cell phone and other portable appliance.
 ● Functions

 3-axis magnetometer device suitable for compass application
 Built-in A/D converter for magnetometer data out
 Operation modes: power-down/single measurement/continuous measurement/self test
 Magnetic sensor overflow monitor function
 Built-in oscillator for internal clock source
 Power on Reset circuit
 Self test function with built-in internal magnetic source
 Serial interface: I2C bus interface (standard mode/fast mode)
 ● Sensitivity
 0.15 μT / LSB
 ● Output Bit
  16-bit data out for each 3 axis magnetic components
 ● Measurement Range
 ±4,900 μT
 ● Maximum ODR
 100 Hz
 ● Peak Current
 2 mA
 ● Current Consumption
 ○ Measurement: 1.1 mA  (100 Hz repetition rate average)
 ○ Power-down: 1 μA (typ.)
 ● Supply Voltage
 VDD:1.65 to 1.95 V 
 ● Operation Temperature
 -30 to 85 °C
 ● Package

 5-pin WLCSP (BGA)
 (1.2mm x 0.8mm x 0.5mm)
 ● Sales Start
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 ● Samples

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Sensitivity [μT/LSB] 0.15
Output Bit [bits] 16
Measurement Range [μT]±4,900
Maximum ODR [Hz]100200
Peak Current [mA]22.1
Current Consumption
(@100Hz ODR) [mA]1.10.9
Supply Voltage [V] VDD: 1.65 to 1.95 VDD: 1.65 to 3.6
Interface I/F
I2CI2C / 4-wire SPI
Data Ready output pin
Push pull Open drain
FIFO bufferFIFO buffer32-step FIFO buffer
Operation Temperature
-30 to 85 °C
Package size [mm]4-pin WLCSP 0.4mm pin pitch
(0.76 x 0.76 x 0.5)
14-pin WLCSP
(1.6 x 1.6 x 0.5)
Sales Start
Feb 20172016
Available Now
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[Notes] * RND: Recommend for New Design  * NRND: Not Recommend for New Design

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