Programmable Potentiometers feature contactless design.

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Consisting of programmable magnetic rotary position sensors with 12-bit analog or PWM output, AS5600 Series from ams measures absolute angle of diametric magnetized on-axis magnet. I2C interface supports user programming of non-volatile parameters without requiring dedicated programmer. By default, output represents range of 0–360°. It is also possible to define smaller range to output by programming zero angle (start position) and maximum angle (stop position).



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Future Electronics Offers AS5600 Series Programmable Contactless Potentiometers from ams



Pointe Claire, Quebec – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced immediate availability of the AS5600 Series of programmable contactless potentiometers from ams.



The AS5600 is an easy to program magnetic rotary position sensor with a high-resolution 12-bit analog or PWM output. This contactless system measures the absolute angle of a diametric magnetized on-axis magnet. The AS5600 is designed for contactless potentiometer applications and its robust design eliminates the influence of any homogenous external stray magnetic fields.



The industry-standard I2C interface supports simple user programming of non-volatile parameters without requiring a dedicated programmer. By default the output represents a range from 0 to 360 degrees. It is also possible to define a smaller range to the output by programming a zero angle (start position) and a maximum angle (stop position).



The AS5600 is also equipped with a smart low power mode feature to automatically reduce the power consumption. An input pin (DIR) selects the polarity of the output with regard to rotation direction. If DIR is connected to ground, the output value increases with clockwise rotation. If DIR is connected to VDD, the output value increases with counterclockwise rotation.



For more information about ams, the AS5600 Series, analog, sensors, linear position, or programmable contactless potentiometers, as well as access to the world's largest available-to-sell inventory, visit FutureElectronics.com.



About Future Electronics

Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future's mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit FutureElectronics.com.



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