HMC6042 is Designed for Small, Portable Applications
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Dec. 5, 2006 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has developed a new magnetic hybrid sensor/amplifier that will simplify design and improve the performance of small portable products such as compass watches, personal Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, and wireless telephones.
The HMC6042 Magnetic Sensor Plus incorporates small sensors and signal processors that convert magnetic field strengths into a differential output voltage. The sensors and signal processors, designed for low-field magnetic sensing, offer extreme sensitivity and reliability.
Contained in a small (3.6- by 5- by 1-mm) surface-mount leadless (SML) chip carrier package, the HMC6042 eliminates the requirement to assemble and integrate a variety of smaller, individual or discrete components, to complete the analog portion of such devices.
“This latest addition to our magnetic sensor product line will make the design and production of a vast array of small, general use and precision product applications less costly to assemble, and more capable and efficient to use,” said Mark Amundson, Applications Engineer for Honeywell’s Solid State Electronics Center. “The HMC6042 is a 2-axis sensor specifically designed for the quick set/reset and fast power-on and power-off functionality requirements of small portable compassing, motion detection, pointing, and detection devices. It consumes less than a milli-ampere of current under typical operational conditions and its also compatible with additional sensors for use in 3-axis, tilt-compensating systems.”
Honeywell’s complete family of magnetic, sensor-based products offer high sensitivity for accurate electronic compassing, magnetometry, telematics, vehicle detection, position sensing and security systems. More information about Honeywell digital sensors and compasses is on the Web at magneticsensors.com.
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