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Triple Axis Magnetometer - HMC5883 Breakout - Retail

This is the same product as the HMC5883L Breakout Board. The difference is this version comes in fancy clamshell packaging meant for our distributors that need it. Regular customers are welcome to order, but we want to limit the amount of extra packaging finding its way into the trash heap.

This breakout board makes it easier to use Honeywell’s HMC5883L, a 3-axis digital compass. Communication with the HMC5883L is simple and all done through an I2C interface. There is no on-board regulator, so a regulated voltage of 2.16-3.6VDC should be supplied.

The breakout board includes the HMC5883L sensor and all filtering capacitors as shown. The power and 2-wire interface pins are all broken out to a 0.1" pitch header.

  • Simple I2C interface
  • 2.16-3.6VDC supply range
  • Low current draw
  • 5 milli-gauss resolution
  • 0.7x0.7" (17.78x17.78mm)

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Triple Axis Magnetometer - HMC5883 Breakout - Retail Product Help and Resources

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