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2007-01-11 XYZ-axis accelerometers roll for mobile CE apps
Freescale Semiconductor has unveiled three XYZ-axis accelerometers that provide motion-sensing for CE devices that require fast response times, low current consumption, low-voltage operation and sleep mode in small-profile packages.
2009-10-16 Utilizing the power shutdown capabilities of the Kionix tri-axis accelerometers
This application note provides the theory and equations needed to take full advantage of this power saving capability.
2002-05-14 Using accelerometers to realize rate information
This application note illustrates the features and functions of the Model 3255 accelerometer.
2009-10-19 Tilt-sensing with Kionix MEMS accelerometers
This application note describes how to use Kionix MEMS low-g accelerometers to enable tilt sensing. Applicable theory, plots and equations are provided with this note as guidelines.
2007-04-18 Tilt sensing using linear accelerometers
Accelerometers used for tilt sensing require high resolution to meet the demands of many new emerging applications such as tilt-enabled computer mouse/pointers, motion-enabled video game solutions and PDA-cellphone/MP3 player screen navigation.
2006-10-09 STMicro intros new line of low-g linear accelerometers
STMicroelectronics has launched the first two devices in its new family of low-g linear accelerometers targeting HDD protection and motion-controlled operation in portable devices.
2005-10-19 ST's three new accelerometers
STMicroelectronics expanded its portfolio of three-axis accelerometers which, according to the company, embed world-class performance in ever smaller packages.
2007-12-28 ST tips three-axis linear accelerometers
STMicroelectronics has released a new solution extending its family of ultracompact 'low-g' linear accelerometers with a three-axis analog-output sensor.
2010-04-08 Reducing the average power consumption of accelerometers
The use of a simple power cycling circuit provides a dramatic reduction in the average current consumption of the ADXL50 and ADXL05 devices.
2009-10-22 Position determination using accelerometers
This application note details the considerations that must be made for using accelerometers in position determination.
2009-07-14 More mobile phones to pack accelerometers in 2010
Accelerometers are expected to appear in one-third of mobile phones shipped next year, according to iSuppli Corp.
2002-03-14 MEMSIC dual-axis accelerometers exhibit reduced noise
Designed to sense motion, acceleration, or tilt, the company's Ultra Low Noise product line of dual-axis accelerometers feature a noise factor 2.5 to 3 times lesser compared to existing products, as well as temperature drift improvement of 50 percent.
2008-11-11 MEMS accelerometers pack smart embedded features
STMicroelectronics has developed a new family of high-performance three-axis linear accelerometers with digital output.
2009-04-29 MEMS accelerometers pack smart algorithms
Freescale's MMA7660FC MEMS accelerometer has three power modes, along with eight power-select options, that allow devices to draw the minimum amount of power necessary for specific applications.
2009-02-13 MEMS accelerometers find place in CE
Though MEMS accelerometer sales are likely to decrease to $846 million in 2009 due to a slump in automotive demand, ABI Research estimates that the market will recover to be worth $1.6 billion by 2012, fuelled by a boom in consumer applications.
2010-05-10 Medical implants embrace accelerometers
Medtronic has started clinical trials in the United States for an implant that uses an accelerometer to fine tune how it delivers electrical stimulation to nerves in the spinal to reduce chronic pain.
2002-01-22 Kistler to market accelerometers from Applied MEMS
Applied MEMS Inc. has reached a joint agreement with Kistler Instrument Corp. for the marketing of its Si-Flex analog MEMS accelerometers through Kistler.
2003-02-13 Kionix to provide MEMS accelerometers to Kefico
Korea-based Kefico Corp. has appointed Kionix Inc. to be its supplier of MEMS accelerometers.
2003-07-25 IMPACT Memec to distribute MEMSIC accelerometers
IMPACT Memec, a member of the Memec Group, has been authorized to distribute MEMSIC's products in China, India, Australia, New Zealand and the Asean countries.
2006-10-17 Freescale accelerometers feature selectable sensitivity
Freescale's dual-axis accelerometers offer a customer selectable sensitivity within a 2.5g to 10g range, which allows the devices to be used for multiple functions.
2008-09-15 Dual-axis accelerometers improve ESC systems
The dual-axis inertial sensors from Freescale Semiconductor aimed at electronic stability control systems are claimed to deliver more intelligence to automotive safety systems.
2008-03-17 Calibrate accelerometers for industrial apps
With the introduction of higher integration and more accurate accelerometer products, system designers still need to understand how parts are calibrated; this allows them to decide whether to purchase this capability or develop their own calibration routines. This article outlines the calibration process used for a dual-axis accelerometer and highlights its most common error sources.
2008-05-05 Analysts debate prospects of MEMS accelerometers in cellphones
Industry analysts are divided over how quickly motion-sensing MEMS devices, such as accelerometers, will see volume uptake in cellphones, despite the rapid penetration of MEMS-based silicon microphones and RF switches into the handsets.
2013-10-25 Analog accelerometers integrates 4-channel multiplexer
The KXD94 is also the company's highest g part, offering 5g to 15g ranges.
2004-01-06 ADI MEMS accelerometers prevent information loss
Analog Devices Inc. has announced that its iMEMS accelerometer technology will be used in multiple platforms of IBM's ThinkPad mobile computers.
2009-06-01 Accelerometers to top MEMS market by 2013
Accelerometers in recent years have emerged as a critical input device for some of the world's hottest electronic products, causing shipments to boom, making them the top-selling MEMS device by 2013, according to iSuppli Corp.
2008-12-24 Accelerometers safeguard mobile PC data
Freescale's 3-axis, low-g MMA7341L acceleration sensor helps safeguard data stored on HDDs used in Fujitsu's FMV BIBLO LOOX R series PCs.
2012-08-21 Accelerometers promise low-power, compact design
Freescale's Xtrinsic MMA8652FC 12bit and MMA8653FC 10bit accelerometers target power- and space-constrained mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets, and health care applications.
2008-05-15 Accelerometers meet size, power needs of CE apps
Freescale has expanded its low-g triple-axis analog accelerometer family to address the low power consumption and small form factor requirements of consumer applications.
2010-11-15 Accelerometers for automotive airbags
STMicroelectronics introduced a new family of high-g acceleration sensors for advanced airbag systems. These micro devices pick up rapid deceleration of the vehicle during a collision and relay instantaneous information to the airbag control unit.
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