The Integrated Compass Watch Microsystem

Ronald J.W.T. Tangelder, Hans G. Kerkhoff

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    An electronic compass watch microsystem has been designed and tested. The microsystem uses two micro-machined fluxgate magnetic sensors, and the angle calculation is based on the pulse position method. The compass has been designed to have an accuracy of one degree. The analogue and digital circuitry of the system fit on a single Sea-of-Gates array of 200k transistors. Together with the sensors and passive components it can be combined on a single Multi Chip Module.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSensor technology in the Netherlands - state of the art
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the Dutch Sensor Conference, 2-3 March, 1998, University of Twente, the Netherlands
    EditorsA. van den Berg, P. Bergveld
    Place of PublicationDordrecht
    PublisherKluwer Academic
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-94-011-5010-1
    ISBN (Print)978-94-010-6103-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 1998
    EventDutch Sensor Conference 1998: Sensor Technology in the Netherlands: State of the Art - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 2 Mar 19983 Mar 1998

    Publication series

    NameMESA monographs
    PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers


    ConferenceDutch Sensor Conference 1998


    • Micro systems
    • Fluxgate sensors
    • Mixed-signal design and testing


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