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3-axis Digital Accelerometer and 2-axis Analog Gyroscope in a Single Package

Mon, 02/08/2010 - 7:30am


STMicroelectronics has integrated a 3-axis digital accelerometer with a 2-axis analog gyroscope in a single module. The package-level integration of linear and angular motion sensors improves performance, boosts reliability, reduces size and shrinks cost, uncovering new possibilities for high-precision gesture and motion recognition in mobile phones, remote controllers, personal navigation systems and other portable devices. MEMS motion sensors add an intuitive man-machine interface to mobile phones, portable multimedia players, game controllers, personal navigation systems and remote input devices, creating interaction by linking the user's wrist, arm, and hand movements to applications, navigation within and between menus, the movement of characters in a game and much more. ST's low-power motion-sensing module combines a user-selectable full-scale acceleration range of ±2g/±4g/±8g with the industry's widest angular-rate detection from 30 to 6000 dps along the pitch and yaw axes.

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