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What is an Angular Position Sensor?

An angular position sensor (also referred to as a rotary sensor) measures the relation by which any position with respect to any other position is established. It calculates the orientation of an object with respect to a specified reference position as expressed by the amount of rotation necessary to change from one orientation to the other about a specified axis.

Types of Angular Position Sensors

There are many different kinds of angular position sensors. At Future Electronics we stock many of the most common types categorized by supply voltage, output type, sensing range, operating temperature range, packaging type and supply current. The parametric filters on our website can help refine your search results depending on the required specifications.

The most common values for supply voltage are 4.5 to 5.5 V. We also carry angular position sensors with supply voltage up to 36 V. Supply current can have a range between 100 µA and 13.5 A, with the most common chips having a supply current of 13.5 mA.

Angular Position Sensors from Future Electronics

Future Electronics has a full angular position sensor chip selection from several manufacturers that can be used for a digital angle sensor, rotary position sensor or any circuits that may require an angle position sensor. Simply choose from the angular position sensor technical attributes below and your search results will quickly be narrowed in order to match your specific angular position sensor application needs.

If you have a preferred brand, we deal with several semiconductor manufacturers such as AMS, Measurement Specialties, Melexis or STMicroelectronics. You can easily refine your angular position sensor product search results by clicking your preferred angular position sensor brand below from our list of manufacturers.

Applications for Angular Position Sensors:

Angular position sensors can be found in wide array of automotive and industrial applications including:

  • Steering Wheel Position sensing
  • Pedal Position sensing
  • Motor-shaft Position sensing
  • Throttle Position sensing
  • Float-Level sensing
  • Ride Height Position sensing
  • Transmission gearbox encoder
  • Headlight position control
  • Torque sensing
  • Valve position sensing
  • Power seat position sensing
  • Power mirror position sensing
  • Flow meters
  • Non-Contacting Potentiometer
  • Contactless rotary position sensing
  • Robotics

Choosing the Right Angular Position Sensor:

When you are looking for the right angular position sensors, with the FutureElectronics.com parametric search, you can filter the results by various attributes: by Output Type (Analog/Digital, Analog Output, Digital Output, Ratiometric, …), Sensing Range (±500 °/s, ±100 °/s, ±60 °/s, 360 °/s,…) and Supply Current (from 100 µA to 13.5 A) to name a few. You will be able to find the right semiconductor chip for a rotary position sensor, digital angle sensor or any circuits requiring an angle position sensor.

Angular Position Sensors in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities

If the quantity of angular position sensors that you require is less than a full reel, we offer customers many of our angular position sensor products in tube, tray or individual quantities that will help you avoid unneeded surplus.

In addition, Future Electronics offers clients a unique bonded inventory program that is designed to eliminate potential problems that could arise from an unpredictable supply of products containing raw metals and products with long or erratic lead times. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you and your company can avoid possible shortages.



Featured Angular Position Sensor Products


Manufacturer Part Number Description
AMS AS5045-ASST AS Series 360° 3.3 to 5 V SMT Programmable Magnetic Rotary Encoder - SSOP-16
AMS AS5035 AS Series 360° 3.3 to 5 V SMT Programmable Magnetic Angle Encoder - SSOP-16
AMS AS5130-ASST-500 AS Series 360° 4.5 to 5 V SMT Programmable Magnetic Rotary Encoder - SSOP-16
AMS AS5215OM-HMFP-500 AS5215 Series 5.5 V Programmable 360º Magnetic Angle Encoder - QFN-32
AMS AS5048A-HTSP-500 AS5048 Series 360° Angle Position Sensor 14-Bit Magnetic Rotary Encoder
Measurement Specialties 02110002-000 60° 9 V 0.5 mA Standard Analog Vertical Flange Electronic Clinometer
Measurement Specialties 02110102-000 Single Axis ±60°/s 0.5 mA Horizontal Flange Ratiometric Electronic Clinometer
Measurement Specialties 02111002-000 Single Axis ±60°/s 0.5 mA Vertical Flange Analog Electronic Clinometer
Measurement Specialties 02111102-000 Single Axis ±60°/s 0.5 mA Horizontal Flange Analog Electronic Clinometer
Measurement Specialties 02160001-000 ±45°/s 0.1 mA 15 V -18 to 55°C Anglestar Electronic Protractor System
Measurement Specialties 02160003-000 ±19.99°/s 0.1 mA 15 V -18 to 55°C Anglestar Electronic Protractor System
Measurement Specialties 02160005-000 0 to 90°/s 0.1 mA 15 V -18 to 55°C Anglestar Electronic Protractor System
Melexis MLX90316EGO-BCG-000-RE MLX90316 Series 360 °/s 4.5 to 5.5 V SMT Rotary Position Sensor IC - TSSOP-16
Melexis MLX90316KDC-BCG-000-RE MLX90316 Series 360 °/s 4.5 to 5.5 V SMT Rotary Position Sensor IC - SOIC-8
Melexis MLX90316KDC-BDG-100-TU MLX90316 Series 360 °/s 4.5 to 5.5 V SMT Rotary Position Sensor IC - SOIC-8
Melexis MLX90316EGO-BCG-000-RE MLX90316 Series 360 °/s 4.5 to 5.5 V SMT Rotary Position Sensor IC - TSSOP-16
Melexis MLX90316SDC-BCG-000-RE MLX90316 Series 360 °/s 4.5 to 5.5 V SMT Rotary Position Sensor IC - SOIC-8
Melexis MLX90316KDC-BDG-100-RE MLX90316 Series 360 °/s 4.5 to 5.5 V SMT Rotary Position Sensor IC - SOIC-8
Melexis MLX90316KDC-BCG-200-TU MLX90316 Series 360 °/s 4.5 to 5.5 V SMT Rotary Position Sensor IC - SOIC-8
Melexis MLX90360KDC-ACD-000-TU MLX90360 Series 360 °/s 4.5 to 5.5 V SMT Rotary Position Sensor IC - SOIC-8
Melexis MLX90316KDC-BCG-300-TU MLX90316 Series 360 °/s 4.5 to 5.5 V SMT Rotary Position Sensor IC - SOIC-8
Melexis MLX90360KGO-ACD-000-TU MLX90360 Series 360 °/s 4.5 to 5.5 V SMT Rotary Position Sensor IC TSSOP-16

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