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A low-cost, low-power-consumption 2-axis compass module, PNI's preprogrammed V2Xe features an onboard microprocessor for true plug-and-play compassing. The V2Xe provides all-digital compass heading outputs accurate to 1 degree when level, can be calibrated to account for local magnetic fields, and includes non-volatile memory that retains accurate calibration even after being powered down. The V2Xe eliminates the time and expense of building a compass from scratch, making it a perfect solution for quick engineering prototyping, hobby projects, and the orientation of static instruments, such as weather stations and antenna towers.

  • 2-Axis Measurement
  • Hard-Iron Correction
  • Soft-Iron Correction
  • Integrated Processor
  • Low Power

Turnkey 2-axis compass...

With low power consumption, high signal/noise immunity under all conditions, and software configurable resolution and field measurement range, the V2Xe is the perfect solution for adding compass heading functionality to virtually any application.

...for every budget.

CompassPoint V2Xe, enlarged to show detail V2Xe allows designers to bypass the time and expense required to build a 2-axis digital compass from scratch. Advantages include 3 V operation, low power consumption, a small footprint, large signal-to-noise immunity, and a large magnetic field dynamic range. Resolution and field measurement range are software configurable for a variety of applications. The measurement is very stable over temperature and inherently free from off set drift. These advantages make the V2Xe the choice for level or static compassing applications that require a high degree of azimuth accuracy, low power consumption, and/or a small package size.


Digital Interface Heading Accuracy
Wide Field Measurement Range Low Power Consumption
±1100 µT (±11 Gauss) Current Draw 2 mA
Small Footprint Wide Temperature Range
25.4 × 25.4 × 11.55 mm −20 to 70 °C (operational)


Heading Specifications
Heading Accuracy 1 1.0° RMS
Repeatability 0.05° RMS
Resolution 0.01°
Magnetometer Specifications
Field Measurement Range ±1100 µT
Magnetic Resolution 0.030 µT
Mechanical Characteristics
Dimensions (L × W × H) 25.4 × 25.4 × 11.55 mm
Weight 3 grams
I/O Characteristics
Interface SPI
Maximum Sample Rate 8 samples/second
Power Requirements
Supply Voltage 3.0 V
Current Draw (Continuous Polling) 2.0 mA
Current Draw (Sleep Mode) 0.2 mA
Environmental Characteristics
Operating Temperature Range −20 to 70 °C
Storage Temperature Range −40 to 85 °C
  1. 1 When level and after user calibration