App note: Handheld electronic compass applications using a Kionix MEMS Tri-Axis accelerometer

App note from Kionix on the how to’s of handheld compass, diving into Earth’s magnetic basics, plots and equations. Link here (PDF)

Today’s world is about mobility. The expanded and growing availability of cell phones, PDA’s and GPS has resulted in a massive integration of features into handheld devices. Growing in popularity, the integrated electronic compass is sure to become one of the next standard features.

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