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lis3mdl vs lsm9ds0

Question asked by Artyum Arkaduis on Jun 12, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 13, 2017 by Miroslav B


Some time ago I've succesfuly used lsm9ds0 (SparkFun) for 3D magnetic field readings. Today I'm trying to upgrade my device to use lis3mdl (MinIMU-9 v5 Gyro) but the magnetometer output is different than lsm and I don't know how to interpret it. It seems that X and Y axis woks simillar to lsm (positive and negative readings dependent on imu position) but the Z is always positive (eg 1500-4500 raw @ +/-4 gauss ) which I don't understand.


I've used config from AN4602:

M_CTRL_REG2,        0x40
M_CTRL_REG1,        0xfc
M_CTRL_REG4,        0x0c
M_CTRL_REG3,        0x00


I assumed that the magnetic field of measurement would be the same on lms9ds0 and lis3mdl but It seems that it's not or Am I doing something wrong?


Thank you