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The GY-271 module is based on the Honeywell HMC5883L IC for low-field magnetic sensing with a digital interface for applications such as lowcost compassing and magnetometry. The HMC5883L includes state-of-theart, high-resolution HMC118X series magneto-resistive sensors plus an ASIC containing amplification, automatic degaussing strap drivers, offset cancellation,
and a 12-bit ADC that enables 1° to 2° compass heading accuracy. The I2C serial bus allows easy interface.

The HMC5883L utilizes Honeywell’s Anisotropic Magnetoresistive (AMR) technology that provides advantages over other
magnetic sensor technologies. These anisotropic, directional sensors feature precision in-axis sensitivity and linearity.
These sensors’ solid-state construction with very low cross-axis sensitivity is designed to measure both the direction and
the magnitude of Earth’s magnetic fields, from milli-gauss to 8 gauss. Honeywell’s Magnetic Sensors are among the most
sensitive and reliable low-field sensors in the industry.


HMC5883L module (three-axis magnetic field module)
Model: GY-271
IC: HMC5883L
Module Power supply : 3-5v
Communication: IIC communication protocol
Measuring range: ± 1.3-8 gauss
Size: 13.9 * 18.5



1. HMC5883L 3-Axis Digital Compass IC Datasheet

2. Tutorial to Interface HMC5883L Compass Sensor With Arduino

3. How to use HMC5883L Compass Sensor


GY-271 module HMC5883L 3-Axis Digital Compass

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