HMC5983 External Compass for Pixhawk. Compatible with APM2.5 or higher.
This custom made 3-axis digital magnetometer board is based on Honeywell's HMC5983. It is a newer version of our external compass. The high
accuracy HMC5983 compass has I2C level converters, filtering and
LDOs installed on the board. Board has a 3.3V power regulator so it can be used with both 3.3V applications (APM2.5 or higher) and 5V applications (Pixhawk).
External compass is always more accurate than internal
due to magnetic interference inherent in internal compasses. Installing this compass board further away from the interference source will improve your
Pixhawk detects automatically the external compass and starts using it. If using on APM2.5 boards you need to disable the internal compass (see documentation). With APM2.6 board you only need to activate if from MIssion Planner.
- 1 x HMC5983 board
- 1 x 4pin Connection cable 15cm