STMicroelectronics shrinks acceleration sensor footprint by 50 percent
December 02, 2011 // Paul Buckley
STMicroelectronics has introduced ultra-low-power, high-performance three-axis accelerometers in 2x2 mm packages. Reducing the size by a factor of 2 over current-generation devices, STís newest acceleration-sensor family is suitable for motion-sensing features in power- and space-constrained consumer applications, such as mobile phones, tablets and gaming controls.
ST’s LIS2DH and LIS2DM accelerometers provide accurate, high-resolution output across full-scale ranges of ±2g/±4g/±8g/±16g and boast excellent stability over time and temperature. The sensors come with advanced embedded features, including 4D/6D orientation detection and two programmable interrupt signals that enable immediate notification of motion detection, free fall, and other conditions.
Addressing power constraints in battery-operated portable devices, ST’s accelerometers include power-down and sleep modes and a FIFO (first-in first-out) memory block for smarter power management. They also embed a temperature sensor and a self-test function that allows the customer to verify the functioning of the sensor after it has been assembled on board.
The LIS2Dx devices are software-compatible with the company’s current 3-axis accelerometers, so customers can easily ‘hot swap’ and protect their investment in application development.
For further information: www.st.com/mems.
Astute launches Electromech division with key franchises
November 28, 2014
Astute Electronics, a supplier of electronic components and value added services, has launched a franchised electromechanical ...
The potential pot of gold in mobile marketing
electrolyte promises cheaper magnesium-sulfur batteries
Korea, France join forces on driverless cars R&D
Proton-conducting graphene membranes enhances fuel cell performance
Catcher drones to geo-fence industrial sites
November 27, 2014
Once more last October, drones were making the headlines in France, with unidentified units reportedly flying over the country's ...
Industry embraces 48V supply in the aim of bringing down emissions
ST, InvenSense X-Fab amongst MEMS award winners
Chip market for wireless sensor networks on 23% CAGR
- Common Mode Rejection in Wide Input Range Op Amps
- Power Systems Design eBook
- Halogen-free options and increased performance for terminal blocks
- Wireless Power User Guide
InterviewCEO interview: Vicor powers after higher volume applications
Patrizio Vinciarelli, is one of the longest serving CEOs in electronics, having founded Vicor in 1981 and led the company ever since. At Electronica he told EE Times Europe that his company is investing ...
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Cherry is giving away five of its Energy Harvesting Evaluation kits, worth over 266 Euros each, for EETimes Europe's readers to win. Cherry's energy harvesting technology benefit mostly applications where a complex wire assembly and/or batteries would be inappropriate.
The required RF-energy is created by the mechanical actuation of the switch and the data is transmitted...MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.