The accelerometer IP design blocks further shorten design times and reduce customer learning cycles for new product introduction. Running on X-FAB's advanced open platform inertial sensor process, the fully characterized IP blocks give customers the industry’s fastest development times for volume manufacture of gyroscope and accelerometer designs. The accelerometer IP provides design blocks that can be used as is for fully characterized accelerometers that are ideal for a wide range of applications – from motion sensing for games and toys to crash-detection for the automotive market.
Development also included finite element analysis simulation of the sensor elements to gather important information about sensitivity, shock-resistance and frequency behavior of the structures. After manufacturing the devices using X-FAB’s inertial sensor process platform, HSG-IMIT performed full characterization of the accelerometers. This was done using different rate-tables for 3-axis-simulation, temperature and vacuum in addition to shakers and temperature-chambers.
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