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Virtus' MEMS motion sensing devices debut

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:MEMS? sensor inertial technology? logger micro sensing mote?

Virtus Advanced Sensors, a developer of multi-axis inertial sensor technology has introduced its first sensor product, an analog 3-axis accelerometer for low-cost consumer electronics applications. Its affiliated company, Virtus Asia Ltd, has developed two products utilizing this technology including a wireless motion sensing mote kit and multi-sensing data recorder. These three new products are the first to be introduced by Virtus Group companies.

The Micro Sensing Mote Kit and V Logger are part of a new generation of motion sensing and data collection devices for industrial, consumer, medical and research applications.

The Micro Sensing Mote, containing battery, accelerometer and Bluetooth transceiver, is said to be the smallest and lightest standalone acceleration data collection unit in the world. It contains an embedded 3-axis accelerometer built with Virtus' proprietary MEMS technology. The small size of the MEMS accelerometer says Virtus allows a high level of integration inside the compact Sensing Mote case. Other key features of the device include an embedded rechargeable battery with low power consumption (Multi-sensing support
The Micro Sensing Mote Kit is the first of its kind to support multi-sensing with more than one wireless motion sensing unit, claims Virtus. The kit comes with an integrated USB Bluetooth receiver and charger, supports multi-sensing with up to five Micro Sensing Motes and works with device drivers for multi-OS applications. It can also be used to develop a broad range of new applications in industries such as consumer electronics, medical equipment and robotics.

The V Logger on the other hand comes with integrated functions to measure and record acceleration, humidity and temperature. Measuring 5cm x 5cm x 2cm and weighing 30g, the V Logger touts low power consumption (

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