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 […]

Demo: HMC6352 digital compass breakout board

This is an old version, see the latest version on the documentation wiki. The HMC6352 is a simple compass chip with an I2C interface. If your next unmanned vehicle needs a compass, check out this chip. It has multiple operating modes that balance power use and update frequency. Continuous acquisition provides rapid heading updates, while […]