Provider of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) inertial sensors, Kionix has introduced a novel tri-axis analog accelerometer that consumes minimum power.
The accelerometer, compared to the previous model, speeds up the multiplexed switching for hard-disk-drive protection as much as 400%. It can increase the speed through which the hard disk drive can trace a drop and boost the system strength.
The KXTH5 tri-axis accelerometer features a high sampling rate of 32 kHz at each axis and is equipped with a four-channel multiplexer. It has low noise density, which boosts both precision and resolution. It consumes 5 µA on standby mode and 350 µA of power in the operating mode. Improved signal-to-noise ratio in the accelerometer improves motion resolution and provides exceptional performance over temperature. The accelerometer can be operated between 1.8 V and 3.6 V DC current. It measures 3x5x0.9 mm and is available in LGA package.
Kionix distributes accelerometers to the global hard-disk-drive market. During late last year, the hard-disk-drive market touched almost 170M units.