Sunday, March 29, 2009

STMicroelectronics Introduces MEMS-Based Accelerometer for Mobile Phones

STMicroelectronics has expanded its portfolio of ultra-compact, high-performance MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical System) sensors with a 3-axis accelerometer with absolute analog output. The device is able to operate with any supply voltage in the range of 2.16V to 3.6V and is extremely stable over temperature and time, making it suitable for motion-sensing applications in space- and cost-constrained battery-operated devices.

ST noted that its accelerometer's ultra-compact robust design provides very high immunity to vibration and shock survivability up to 10,000g. Built-in self-test capability allows the customer to verify the functioning of the sensor after it has been assembled on board.

Samples of ST's LIS352AX are available now, with volume production starting in June 2009. Unit pricing is $1.3 for quantities over 10,000 pieces a year.