Triple Axis Magnetometer Breakout – MLX90393 (Qwiic) – SparkFun SEN-14571
It’s time to start utilizing the superior magnetometer! What better way than to throw it onto an easy-to-use breakout board? The SparkFun MLX90393 Magnetometer Breakout is a triple-axis magnetic sensor board capable of sensing very small fields. All the while still behaving as one would expect during saturation in larger fields (like a nearby magnet). The MLX90393 breakout works well as a compass sensor however also as a non-contact controller, flow meter with magnetic impeller, or a linear actuator position sensor. Making it even easier to get your readings, all communication enacts exclusively via I2C, utilizing our handy Qwiic system. However, we still have broken out 0.1″-spaced pins in case you prefer to use a breadboard.
The MLX90393 features a resolution rate of 0.161µT with an operating voltage range of 2.2V to 3.6V at 100µA. This breakout is equipped with jumper pads on the back of the board. A set that allows you to change the I2C address as well as one that can put the breakout into SPI mode (if I2C isn’t your cup of tea).
The SparkFun Qwiic connect system is an ecosystem of I2C sensors, actuators, shields and cables that most importantly make prototyping faster and less prone to error. All Qwiic-enabled boards use a common 1mm pitch, 4-pin JST connector. This reduces the amount of required PCB space, and polarized connections mean you can’t hook it up wrong.
A Qwicc Showcase:
- Eagle Files
- Hookup Guide
- Datasheet (MLX90393)
- Arduino Library (Special thanks to Ted Yapo!)
- Qwiic Page
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