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User Manual

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1. Introduction

Infineon's innovative 3D magnetic sensor offers accurate three-dimensional sensing


of the magnetic field. Our design tool covers some typical applications which can be
addressed with 3D magnetic sensors:

 Angle Measurement (rotational movement of the magnet)


 Linear Position Measurement (linear movement of the magnet)
 Joystick (3D movement of the magnet)

For each of the three applications the tool provides pre-defined or user-defined
magnets. The tool automatically calculates the three magnetic field components at
the sensor location. Calculation is based on the sensor arrangement defined by the
user. Mechanical mounting tolerances of the sensor and the magnet are considered.
NOTE: Tool purely describes the magnetic field. Additional tolerances based on the
IC’s signal conditioning, temperature and life time drift are not considered!

For more information please refer to product datasheet,


www.infineon.com/3Dmagnetic

2. How-To-Use
2.1 Step 1 – Choose of required Application

In the first step please choose the required application to be simulated.


2.2 Step 2 - Choose the Characteristics of the Magnet

In the second step you have to choose between pre-defined or user-defined


magnets.

› If you have already a magnet in your application which shall be used for the
simulation  choose “User-Defined”
From the Dropdown-List on the right the basic magnet-type has to be selected.

Later on in step 3 you are required to enter the parameters (dimension,


magnetic remanence, etc. …).

› The option “Pre-Defined” magnet offers you the choice of magnets which are already
available on the market. This includes already pre-defined parameters like
dimension, magnetic remanence & supplier.
From the Dropdown-List on the right you can choose one of the pre-defined
magnets.
You can find a list of recommended magnets for each application in the
header section of the simulation tool.
2.3 Step 3 – Specify Magnet Parameters

› Option “Pre-Defined”

The selection “Pre-Defined” offers you purchasable magnets. The magnetic


parameters are fixed and cannot be changed.

› Option “User-Defined”

Depending on the selected magnet-type in step 2 the specific magnet parameters


(dimensions and magnetic remanence) have to be provided:

Input parameters for Barmagnet

Input parameters for Diametrically Polarized Cylinder


Input parameters for Axially Polarized (Multipole) Disk

After clicking on the button the magnetic field


calculation is performed. By default the tool calculates the magnetic B-field on a
plane located 2mm below the magnet’s surface.

The resulting B-field is displayed as contour plot. You can check the B-field
components Bx, By, Bz as well as the magnitude of the magnetic field |B| and the
vector-plot representation.

Resulting B-field 2mm below magnet’s surface


2.4 Step 4 – Specify Application Parameters
In the fourth step the application specific parameters have to be defined.

After clicking on the button the simulation tool performs the


magnetic field calculation on the specified sensor location.

The results depend on the selected application in step 1:

› Application “Angle Measurement”

In this application it is assumed that the magnet is attached to the end of a rotating
shaft. Out of the measured Bx- and By-field the tool calculates the magnetic field
angle and the corresponding angle error.
The simulation tool provides 3 result plots:

Plot 1 shows the Cartesian representation of the magnetic field. Bx, By and Bz is
depicted as a function of the mechanical shaft angle ϴref.

Plot 2 shows the polar representation of the magnetic field (i.e. cylinder coordinates).
Brho, Btheta and Bz is depicted as a function of the mechanical shaft angle ϴref.

𝐵𝑦
𝐵𝑟ℎ𝑜 = √𝐵𝑥 2 + 𝐵𝑦 2 𝐵𝜃 = arctan( ) 𝐵𝑧 = 𝐵𝑧
𝐵𝑥

Brho describes the magnetic field strength on the sensor location and Bϴ is a measure
for the mechanical shaft angle ϴref.

Plot 3 again shows the measured angle Bϴ as a function of the rotating shaft.
Additionally the corresponding angle error is depicted. The angle error is defined as
the deviation of the measured angle Bϴ from the mechanical shaft angle ϴref.

› Application “Linear Position Measurement”

In this application the magnet travels along a linear path defined by a start- and an
end-point given in Cartesian coordinates (x|y|z).
The simulation tool provides a result plot with the magnetic field components Bx, By
and Bz as a function of the magnet travelling distance (distance from start-point).

› Application “Joystick”

In this application it is assumed that the magnet is attached to the end of a lever. The
lever can be tilted around a center of rotation. Therefore the magnet moves along a
circular path.

The simulation tool provides a result plot with the magnetic field components Bx, By
and Bz as a function of the magnet position.

The simulation results can be exported to a *.tab file and post-processed in a


numerical computing environment of your choice (e.g. MatLab, Python, Excel, etc.)