The ZMID5201 is an inductive position sensor IC with analog output, used for absolute rotary and linear motion sensing in automotive, industrial and consumer applications. The ZMID5201 uses the physical principles of induction in a wire loop and eddy currents to detect the position of a metallic target that is sliding or rotating above a set of coils, consisting of one transmitter coil and two receiver coils. The three coils are typically printed as copper traces on a printed circuit board (PCB). They are arranged such that the transmitter coil induces a secondary voltage in the receiver coils which depends on the position of the metallic target above the coils. After demodulating and processing the secondary voltages from the receiver coils, a signal representative of the metallic target’s position over the coils is obtained. The ZMID5201 is fully qualified to automotive standards AEC-Q100, grade 0 up to 150°C ambient temperature.


  • Inductive principle
  • Rotation sensing up to a full turn of 360º
  • Analog output with programmable limits
  • Overvoltage, reverse polarity, ESD and short circuit protection
  • 10-bit resolution
  • Power or ground loss detection
  • Facilitates redundant design requirements
  • Programmable linearity correction
  • Adaptive gain control supporting a wide range of coil designs
  • Diagnostic features supporting ISO26262
  • Supporting up to ASIL-B
  • Overvoltage and reverse polarity protection up to ±18V
  • Small 14-TSSOP package

Product Options

Orderable Part ID Part Status Pkg. Code Pkg. Type Lead Count (#) Temp. Range Carrier Type Buy Sample
ZMID5201AE1R Active PGG14T1 TSSOP 14 -40 to 150°C Reel
ZMID5201AE1T Active PGG14T1 TSSOP 14 -40 to 150°C Tube

Product Comparison

ZMID5201 ZMID5202 ZMID5203
Interface Analog output PWM digital output SENT digital output
Resolution (bits) 10 10 12

Technical Documentation

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
Datasheets & Errata
ZMID520x Datasheet Datasheet PDF 989 KB
ZMID520x Short-Form Datasheet Short Form Datasheet PDF 129 KB
User Guides & Manuals
ZMID520x Coil Design Layout Guide Manual PDF 3.47 MB
ZMID-COMBOARD Guide - Serial Communication and Commands Manual PDF 366 KB
ZMID520x User Guide Getting Started Manual PDF 1.17 MB
ZMID5201 Manual for Calibration and Linearization Using the Analog Output Manual PDF 649 KB
Application Notes & White Papers
ZMID520x Application Note AN-1038 - Configuration for Monotonic Linear Output Application Note PDF 1006 KB
Sensing Technologies and Sensor Solutions Overview 简体中文 Overview PDF 1.66 MB
ZMID520x Inductive Position Sensor Family Overview Overview PDF 300 KB
ZMID520x Technical Brief OWI Interface Technical Brief PDF 510 KB

Software & Tools

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
ZMID520x DLL for Calibration and Linearization using Python Software Tool ZIP 22 KB
ZMID520x LabVIEW DLL VI Software Tool ZIP 82 KB
ZMID520x Manual for Calibration and Linerarizaton with Python and DLL Manual - Software PDF 468 KB
ZMID520x User Manual Calibration and Linearization using LabVIEW Manual - Software PDF 587 KB
ZMID520x Inductive Coil Design Tool Software Software ZIP 1.91 MB
ZMID520x User Guide - Inductive Coil Design Tool Manual - Software PDF 888 KB

Evaluation Boards

Part Number Title Sort ascending
ZMID5201MROT ZMID5201 Inductive Rotary Application Module with Analog Output
ZMID5201STKIT ZMID5201 Inductive Position Sensing Starter Kit
ZMID5201MLIN ZMID5201 Inductive Linear Application Module with Analog Output
ZMID5201MARC ZMID5201 Inductive Arc Application Module with Analog Output
ZMID-COMBOARD USB Communication and Programming Board for ZMID Application Modules