MEAS Universal Magnetic Encoder
|Measurement Specialties (also commonly referred to as Meas Spec or MEAS) announces the release of their new KMA36 Universal Magnetic Encoder for precise rotational or linear measurement. These position sensors feature a system-on-chip technology that combines a magnetoresistive element along with analog to digital converter and signal processing in a standard small package.
By using Anisotropic Magneto Resistive (AMR) technology, the KMA36 is able to determine contactlessly the magnetic angle of an external magnet over 360?, as well as the incremental position on a magnetic pole strip with 5 mm pole length. Its sleep and low power mode as well as automatic wake-up over I2C make the KMA36 ideal for many battery applications.
Position data can be transmitted using a PWM or two-wire (SDA, SCL) communication bus. Using the programmable parameters, the user can have access to a wide range of configuration to ensure the maximum of freedom and functionalities.
Used as both a linear position sensor or a rotary position sensor, these KMA36 magnetoresistive sensors designed by MEAS (Measurement Specialties ) are insensitive to magnetic drift due to mechanical tolerances, changes in temperature or thermal stress.
The maintenance-free operation and high bandwidth of this universal magnetic encoder and Position Sensor makes it a good choice for dynamic applications in harsh environments. Measurement Specialties designed the universal magnetic encoder KMA36 to replace the less precise Hall-Effect position sensors that are often susceptible to external noise. As a robust Position Sensors the Measurement Specialties KMA36 can also replace more fragile optical encoders whose bearings are subject to failure.
- Contactless Absolute 360 deg (180 deg) angle measurement
- Incremental mode
- Linear mode
- Standard I2C Interface (100 kHz)
- Programmable resolution up to 13 bit (0.04 deg)Please contact us for more information on this product.
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