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Crowtail- 3-Axis Digital Compass

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Crowtail-3-Axis Compass module, a member of Crowtail family uses I²C based Honeywell HMC5883L digital compass. This ASIC is equipped with high resolution HMC118X magneto-resistive sensors and a 12-bit ADC. It provides compass heading accuracy up to 1° to 2°. Signal conditioning like amplification, automatic degaussing strap drivers and offset cancellation are inbuilt. This Crowtail module also includes a XC6206P332MR for power supply requirement. Hence user can connect any 3.3V to 6V DC power supply.


  • Crowtail compatible interface
  • 3-Axis Magneto-resistive type sensors
  • I²C serial interface
  • Dimensions(mm):20.0(L)x20.0(W)x9.8(H)
  • 1° to 2° Degree heading accuracy
  • Up to 116 Hz Maximum output rate
  • Built-In self test

Applications Ideas

  • Low cost compassing
  • Magnetometry
  • Pedestrian navigation
  • Hobby auto navigation
  • Compassing support for mobile devices and portable computers (i.e connected via Blue-tooth or UART)


  • Input Voltage:5V
  • Sleep Mode Current: 2.5uA
  • Measurement Mode Current: 640uA
  • High resolution
  • Compatible with either 3.3V or 5.0V development platform
  • High heading accuracy

Package list

  • Crowtail-3-Axis Compass x1

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