FGSensors FG-3+ Sensor

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The FGM-X series of devices are very high sensitivity magnetic field sensors operating in the ±50 microtesla range ( ±0.5 oersted). They are simple, essentially three terminal devices, operating from a single +5 volt supply, the connections being ground, +5v and output. The output is a robust 5 volt rectangular pulse whose period is directly proportional to the field strength, (giving a frequency which varies inversely with the field), making it very easy to interface to a computer or micro controller. The typical period swing for the full range of an FGM-3 is from 8.5 μs to 25μs (~120 KHz to ~50KHz), a clear indication of its high sensitivity.

Unlike Hall Effect field sensors, which are virtually unusable in this range because of their large temperature sensitivity, the FGM-series has a very low temperature coefficient. Since the lowest effective Nyquist sampling rate is ~50 KHz, appropriate filtering can provide an AC field bandwidth from DC to ~20kHz.

  • Maximum Supply Voltage 7 volts
  • Recommended supply Voltage 5 volts ±0.5 volts
  • Typical Supply Current 12 mA
  • Operating Temperature Range 0 - 50 °C
  • Bandwidth: DC to 20 KHz Bandwidth
  • Output freq. range: 120 kHz to 50 kHz ( 8.5 milliseconds to 25 milliseconds)


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