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AS5170 Position Sensor

High-Resolution On-Axis Magnetic Angular Position Sensor

The AS5170 is a high resolution angular position sensor for precise absolute angle measurement. The AS5170 is available with an analog output interface (AS5170A) or a digital output interface (AS5170B). The AS5170B can be programmed as a PWM or a SENT-compliant output interface. The AS5170 operates at a supply voltage of 5 Volts. The supply and output pins are protected against overvoltage up to +20 Volts. In addition the supply pins are protected against reverse polarity up to -20 Volts. The AS5170A and AS5170B are available in the SOIC 8 package.

AS5170 Magnetic Position Sensor block diagram

Key Features

  • 12-bit resolution @90° minimum arc
  • Low output noise, low inherent INL
  • Magnetic stray field immunity
  • Functional safety, diagnostics, dual redundant chip version
  • AEC-Q100 Grade 0 qualified

Key Benefits

  • Resolve small angular excursion with high accuracy
  • Accurate angle measurement
  • Higher durability and lower system costs (no shield needed)
  • Enabler for safety critical applications
  • Suitable for automotive applications


The AS5170 and AS5270 position sensors are ideal for automotive applications like:

  • Pedal position sensing
  • Tumble-flaps
  • Height control in chassis ride
  • Throttle position sensing
  • Transmission gearbox position sensor
  • Valve position sensing

AS5170 Product Facts

Resolution 14-bit/12-bit
Output Analog ratiometric, PWM or SENT
Max speed [rpm]
Overvoltage protection [ ]
Supply voltage [V] 5.0
Temperature range [°C] -40 to +150
Package SOIC8 / MLF-16
Automotive qualified