Kionix, a subsidiary of Japan-based ROHM, has unveiled two gyros named dual-axis KGY12 and tri-axis KGY13 to serve the consumer equipment market and three accelerometers named KXTH9, KXTG9 and KXTI9.
Kionix gyros are packaged in a 24-pin land grid array (LGA) having measurements of 5x5x0.9mm. The gyros consume less power and have 16-bit digital outputs such as I2C and SPI for a calibration range of ±2048°/sec. The analog outputs are also obtainable in various ranges of ±256°/sec, ±512°/sec, ±1024°/sec and ±2048°/sec. The gyros come with entrenched temperature sensors and provide bandwidth that can be selected by the users.
Gregory Galvin, president and CEO of Kionix, said that his company has proved its leadership in the accelerometer market and is now entering the gyroscope market with a focus on consumer device applications. This will strengthen the company's market position in the coming years.
The entrenched application software and algorithms provide intelligence to MEMS gyros of Kionix, which in turn gears the execution of popular operations such as gesture recognition , screen orientation, directional shake and tap/ double-tap touch in handy consumer devices.
The KXTH9 is a multiplexed analog tri-axis accelerometer packaged in a 10-pin LGA having a volume of 3x3x0.9mm. It has an incorporated 4-channel multiplexer, which decreases the needs of system microcontroller unit (MCU) to only one analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and two digital I/Os. This in turn increases the data sampling rates. It consumes less power and has very-low noise density at 150 µg/square root Hz typical.
The KXTG9 is a digital (I2C/SPI) tri-axis accelerometer packaged in a 10-pin LGA having a volume of 3x3x0.9mm. It features ultra-speed digital interface with SPI with three or four wires at 40 MHz andI2C to enable system incorporation effortlessly. These features eradicate the need of an analog-to-digital converter and thus offer the system's microcontrollers to be contacted directly.
The KXTI9 is a digital (I2C) tri-axis accelerometer packaged in a 10-pin LGA having a volume of 3x3x0.9mm and has non-volatile buffer memory for acceleration signals. It has activity-monitoring algorithms, improved incorporated orientation that can be programmed by end users and tap/double-tap. It also features g-range between 2g, 4g and 8g and Output Data Rate that can employ either Low Pass Filtered or High Pass Filtered output with low power consumption.