Tri-axis accelerometers go thinner

Tri-axis accelerometers go thinner

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The model KX112 offers 8bit or 16bits of resolution and 2048bytes of FIFO/FILO buffer. The unit includes digital algorithms for detecting motion for power management, free fall for device protection or warranty monitoring, an orientation engine for portrait/landscape detection, and tap/double-tap for user interface functionality.

Model KXCJB, measuring 3 x 3 x 0.45 mm thick, supports the move towards thinner smartphones, tablets, PCs, and HDDs as well as activity monitors and smartwatches. It offers 8, 12 or 14bit resolution acceleraton selectable between +/-2g, +/-4g or +/-8g.

"Among the many innovations and numerous firsts in the company’s history, Kionix was first to develop the tri-axis accelerometer in 2004, followed by introduction of the first ‘thin’ 0.7mm tri-axis accelerometer in 2013," said Nader Sadrzadeh, President and CEO of Kionix. "We’re constantly pushing physical and technological barriers. Our proprietary technology has allowed us to break boundaries once again to introduce a new lineup of full-featured ‘ultra-thin’ low-power accelerometers. While these initial products (the KX112 and KXCJB) are suited primarily for mobile, PC/tablet and wearable applications, we’ll continue to expand the portfolio to include automotive and heavy-duty industrial applications as we enter into 2015."

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