Miniature Joystick Position Sensor

This joystick sensor packs pro-grade features into a tiny footprint (14.4mm x 16mm). Despite its lightweight build, it delivers precise control with a full 360-degree range (no dead zones!), 12-bit resolution for smooth response, and long-lasting durability. Plus, it’s built to resist electromagnetic interference and electrostatic discharge for reliable operation.

Low profile and long life cost-effective alternative to contacting solutions based in printed carbon tracks or potentiometers that are prone to wear and tear during their lifespam.


Without any gears or mechanical interfaces the sensor is easily assembled and calibrated and subject to limited wear and tear over lifetime.

With a ultra small weight and packaging space, this rotary sensor can be used in even the most space-constraint application.

The magnet is securely fastened to the shaft and acts as only moving component in the sensor.

Endless mechanical rotational angle without dead band, keeps the position on power loss with programmable electrical angles from 90 to 360 degrees.


Linearity* ±1.5% absolute
Electrical angular range** 90°, 180º, 270º, 360°
Output protocol** Analog (Ratiometric)
Output*** Simple
Resolution Up to 12 bit
Supply voltage** 5V ±10%
Supply current Typ 12.6 mA
Voltage protection +20V / -10V
Self-diagnostic features yes

* Ferromagnetic materials close to the sensor (i.e. mounting surface) may affect the sensor’s linearityOther specifications available
** Other specifications available
*** If you need other output types please see the MSC360 miniature position sensor

Rotational life* Up to 7,000,000 cycles
Mechanical range 360° (endless rotation)
Magnetic shielding Built-in
Shaft Diameter 5.9mm
Max. mounting torque 1Nm

* Higher rotational life upon request

Characteristic Standard Level
Operating and storage temperature n/a -40° to +125°C
Shock EN 60068-2-27 500 m/s², 11 ms, 3 axis 3 times (Room Temp.)
Vibration EN 60068-2-6 200 m/s², 5 ~ 500 Hz 10 min, 3 axis 2 hours (Room Temp.)
Sealing IEC 60529 IP67
EMS ISO 11452-2, 3 100 V/m, 1 MHz ~ 1 GHz
ESD IEC 61000-4-2 Contact discharge - case to each terminal: ±15kV
Contact discharge - between each terminal: ±15kV