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AS5013, a two-dimensional magnetic encoder IC, is the heart of the EasyPoint™ joystick module

The AS5013 is a complete Hall sensor IC for smart joystick module applications to meet the low power requirements and host SW integration challenges for products such as cell phones and smart handheld devices.

Due to the on-chip processing engine, system designers are not tasked with integration complex SW algorithms on their host processor thus leading to rapid development cycles.

The AS5013 single-chip IC includes 5 integrated Hall sensing elements for detecting up to +/- 2mm lateral displacement, high resolution ADC, XY coordinate and motion detection engine combined with a smart power management controller.

The X and Y position and magnetic field information for each Hall sensor element is transmitted over a 2-wire I²C interface to the host processor.

The AS5013 is available in small 16-pin QFN packages (4x4x0.55mm) and specified over an operating temperature of -20° to +80°C.

Our AS5013 is the driving technology behind EasyPoint™ module concept. This concept is based on contact-less, magnetic movement detection. Learn more about the simple use of EasyPoint™ in our demonstration video: http://www.youtube.com/user/analogICnews#p/a/BCB578E51FCEBEB3/0/kxTPAY_wOOw

Key Features
• 2.7V to 3.6V operating voltage
• down to 1.7V peripheral supply voltage
• less than 190µA current consumption in low power mode (50Hz rate)
• 3µA current consumption in idle mode
• lateral magnet movement radius up to 2mm
• I²C interface up to 3.4MHz
• configurable interrupt output for motion detection
• 2 operating modes: Idle mode and low power mode
• Configurable read out rate, internally or externally synchronized

Applications
The AS5013 is ideal for small factor manual input devices in battery operated equipment, such as
• mobile phones
• MP3 players
• PDAs
• GPS receivers
• gaming consoles


The EasyPoint™ blog is a forum to discuss solutions, issues and trends for joystick modules for many different products such as Mobile Phones, Game Consoles, Remote Controls, Portable Navigation Devices and Digital Still Cameras. Join the conversation on the EasyPoint™ joystick encoder and get valuable information about hardware, software, mechanics or application topics. Visit our blog at http://blog.easypoint.com

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Austria Microsystems

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