Monday, April 18, 2011

ST Introduces Geo-Magnetic Module for Location Applications

STMicroelectronics introduced an ultra-low power geo-magnetic module for navigation and location-based services in portable consumer applications. It integrates high-resolution three-axis sensing of linear and magnetic motion in a 5 x 5 x 1mm package.

ST said this latest addition to its MEMS portfolio has been designed and produced using the same micromachining technology process that ST has already successfully applied to more than one billion motion sensors sold in the market. The module couples high-precision sensing with smart embedded features, including 6D orientation detection; two programmable interrupt signals that enable immediate notification of motion detection, free fall, and other conditions; and wake-up/power-down functionality.