Grove - 12-bit Magnetic Rotary Position Sensor / Encoder (AS5600)
The Grove AS5600 is a programmable 12-bit high-resolution contactless magnetic rotary position sensor. The AS5600 can work as a magnetic potentiometer or magnetic encoder with excellent reliability and durability. Compared with traditional potentiometers/encoders, the AS5600 has significant advantages: high precision, non-contact, no rotation angle limitation. All these advantages make it is perfectly suitable for non-contact angle measurement applications, such as robot arms, tripod heads, motor closed-loop controls or machine tool axis positioning.
The AS5600 is based on the Hall Effect, the build-in Hall sensor can detect changes in the direction of the magnetic field, thus, there is also no rotation angle limit. Then the magnetic field direction information is amplified by the amplifier, with the help of the build-in 12 bit A/D, the AS5600 module can output 4096 positions per round. The output is selectable, you can either use the I2C interface to output the RAW data or output the PWM wave/Analog wave via the OUT pin. Meanwhile, the maximum angle is also programmable, you can set the maximum angle from 18° to 360°, which means that the measured angular accuracy is up to 18/4096.
Some applications of the AS5600 include:
- Motor closed-loop control
- Robot arm
- Tripod head
- Industrial machine control
- Non-contact, no rotation angle limitation
- 12-bit high-resolution, 4096 positions per round
- Grove I2C, PWM/Analog Output
- Great flexibility on angular excursion: Maximum angle programmable from 18° up to 360°