The ZMID5201 is an inductive position sensor IC with analog output, used for absolute rotary and linear motion sensing in automotive 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

tuneProduct Options

Part Number Part Status Pkg. Type Lead Count (#) Temp. Range Carrier Type Buy Sample
Active TSSOP 14 -40 to 150°C Reel

Product Comparison

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


Title language Type Format File Size Date
Datasheets & Errata
star ZMID520x Datasheet Datasheet PDF 1.01 MB
ZMID520x Short-Form Datasheet Datasheet - Short-form PDF 236 KB
User Guides & Manuals
ZMID5201 Manual for Calibration and Linearization Using the Analog Output Manual - Development Tools PDF 1.15 MB
ZMID520x EMC Recommendations Guide PDF 575 KB
ZMID520x Manual for Calibration and Linerarizaton with Python and DLL Manual - Software PDF 554 KB
ZMID520x User Manual Calibration and Linearization using LabVIEW Manual - Software PDF 674 KB
ZMID-COMBOARD Guide - Serial Communication and Commands Manual - Development Tools PDF 459 KB
ZMID520x User Guide Getting Started Manual - Hardware PDF 1.34 MB
ZMID520x User Guide - Inductive Coil Design Tool Manual - Software PDF 1.01 MB
Application Notes & White Papers
ZMID520x Application Note AN-1038 - Configuration for Monotonic Linear Output Application Note PDF 1.05 MB
ZMID520x Register Map Other PDF 1.24 MB
Sensing Technologies and Sensor Solutions Overview Overview PDF 5.75 MB
ZMID520x Inductive Position Sensor Family Overview Overview PDF 300 KB
ZMID520x Technical Brief OWI Interface Technical Brief PDF 681 KB


Title language Type Format File Size Date
Inductive Coil Design Tool Software (ICDT) Software & Tools - Software ZIP 1.98 MB
ZMID520x LabVIEW DLL VI Software Tool ZIP 180 KB
ZMID520x DLL for Calibration and Linearization using Python Software Tool ZIP 22 KB

memoryBoards & Kits

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