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ultra low-power, high performance 3-axis magnetometer
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The LIS3MDL is an ultra-low-power high-performance three-axis magnetic sensor.

The LIS3MDL has user-selectable full scales of ±4/ ±8/ ±12/ ±16 gauss.

The self-test capability allows the user to check the functioning of the sensor in the final application.

The device may be configured to generate interrupt signals for magnetic field detection.

The LIS3MDL includes an I2C serial bus interface that supports standard and fast mode (100 kHz and 400 kHz) and SPI serial standard interface.

The LIS3MDL is available in a small thin plastic land grid array package (LGA) and is guaranteed to operate over an extended temperature range of -40 °C to +85 °C.

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Key Features

  • Wide supply voltage, 1.9 V to 3.6 V
  • Independent IO supply (1.8 V)
  • ±4/ ±8/ ±12/ ±16 gauss selectable magnetic full scale
  • Continuous and single-conversion modes
  • 16-bit data output
  • Interrupt generator
  • Self-test
  • I2C/SPI digital output interface
  • Power-down mode/ low-power mode
  • ECOPACK®, RoHS and “Green” compliant

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Technical Documentation

Product Specifications

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DS9463: Digital output magnetic sensor: ultra-low-power, high-performance 3-axis magnetometer
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Application Notes

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AN4602: LIS3MDL: three-axis digital output magnetometer
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Technical Notes & Articles

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TN0018: Surface mounting guidelines for MEMS sensors in an LGA package
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Part Number Marketing StatusPackagePacking TypeAutomotive GradeOrder From STUnit Price (US$)*
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Material Declaration**
LIS3MDLTRActiveVFLGA 2X2X1 12LD PITCH 0.5MMTape And Reel_Free SamplesDistributor reported inventory date: 2015-10-02
Distributor NameRegionStockMin. order

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