Tri-axis sensor embeds pedometer
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Tri-axis sensor embeds pedometer

Susan Nordyk @ edn.com discuss about the Kionix's accelerometer with integrated pedometer. The K126 16-bit tri-axis digital accelerometer from Kionix integrates a step detector and step counter, yet minimizes power consumption. Housed in a tiny 2×2×0.9-mm LGA package, the K126...

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Accelerometers for vibration measurements & wireless condition monitoring
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Accelerometers for vibration measurements & wireless condition monitoring

Graham Prophet @ eedesignnewseurope.com discuss about two new MEMS accelerometers from Analog Devices: Analog Devices (ADI) has added two devices to its low noise, low drift, low power, three-axis MEMS accelerometers. The low noise performance over high frequencies provided by the...

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3-axis accelerometer performs wake-up in consumer designs
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3-axis accelerometer performs wake-up in consumer designs

Kionix (Ithaca, New York), part of the Rohm Group, has added the KXTJ3 3-axis low-cost accelerometer that offers the performance of a more expensive accelerometer in a 2 x 2 x 0.9 mm form factor. By Graham Prophet @ eedesignnewseurope.com The company presents the device as a high...

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Motion sensor offers low-power settings
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Motion sensor offers low-power settings

Susan Nordyk @ edn.com writes: Small enough for wearable devices, STMicroelectronics’ LIS2DW12 three-axis accelerometer draws only 50 nA in standby mode and 380 nA in low-power mode at a 1.6-Hz output data rate, adding negligible load on the battery. Operating from a supply voltage...

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Smart sensors track fitness activity
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Smart sensors track fitness activity

STMicroelectronics’ LIS2DS12 3-axis accelerometer, LSM6DSL/M 6-axis inertial module, and new LSM303AH eCompass enable always-on fitness-tracking applications to operate longer and record progress more accurately. by Susan Nordyk @ edn.com: These smart sensors help track movement...

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+/- 1.7g Dual-Axis IMEMS Accelerometer Using ADXL203
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+/- 1.7g Dual-Axis IMEMS Accelerometer Using ADXL203

The ADXL203 Module  is high precision, low power, complete dual-axis accelerometers with signal conditioned voltage outputs, all on a single, monolithic IC. The ADXL203 measure acceleration with a full-scale range of ±1.7 g, ±5 g, or ±18 g. The ADXL203 can measure both dynamic...

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Embedded orientation detection using the MMA8450Q
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Embedded orientation detection using the MMA8450Q

NXP’s accelerometer chip MMA8450Q, provides orientation detection on handheld devices: This application note targets the portrait/landscape orientation detection feature which has become standard in many hand-held electronic devices. Additionally, this application note aims to...

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BMX160 from Bosch Sensortec, a New Smallest 9-axis Motion Sensor
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BMX160 from Bosch Sensortec, a New Smallest 9-axis Motion Sensor

Bosch Sensortec announced a new 9-axis motion sensor, the BMX160, on June 21, 2016. BMX160 targets smartphones, smartwatches and other wearables applications. It has a low power consumption (580 μA), which is proper for long working time on battery for this type of applications, also...

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