ams OSRAM AS5600 Rotary Magnetic Position Sensor

ams OSRAM AS5600 Rotary Magnetic Position Sensor is an easy-to-program magnetic sensor with a high-resolution 12-bit analog or PWM output. The AS5600 Sensor measures the absolute angle of a diametrically magnetized on-axis magnet using a contactless system. The AS5600's robust design eliminates the influence of any homogenous external stray magnetic fields developed specifically for contactless potentiometer applications. These AS5600's industry-standard I2C interface supports simple user programming of non-volatile parameters without requiring a dedicated programmer. The AS5600 Sensor offers a default output range of 0° to 360°.

Designers can apply full resolution to a smaller range by programming a zero angle (start position) and a maximum angle (stop position). The AS5600 Sensor is equipped with a smart low-power mode feature to reduce power consumption automatically. The 12-Bit Sensor is available in a compact 8-pin SOIC package ideal for space-constrained applications. The AS5600 Sensor is well-suited for contactless potentiometers, contactless knobs, pedals, RC servos, and angular position measurement solutions.


  • Contactless angle measurement
  • Simple user-programmable start and stop positions over the I2C interface
  • Maximum angle is programmable from 18° up to 360°
  • 12-bit DAC output resolution
  • Analog output ratiometric to VDD or PWM-encoded digital output
  • Automatic entry into low-power mode
  • Automatic magnet detection
  • Easy start and stop position programming in a 3-wire mode without a programmer


  • Contactless potentiometers
  • Contactless knobs
  • Pedals
  • RC servos
  • Angular position measurement solutions
  • Home appliances
  • Automotive controls
  • Volume control for audio devices
  • Building automation


Block Diagram

Block Diagram - ams OSRAM AS5600 Rotary Magnetic Position Sensor
Published: 2015-04-02 | Updated: 2023-01-18