X-FAB Launches Design IP Blocks for MEMS Acceleration Sensors

X-FAB Silicon Foundries has expanded its MEMS foundry service portfolio with the introduction of ready-to-use design IP blocks for MEMS accelerometers.

The products have been developed along with HSG-IMIT (Institute for Microtechnology and Information Technology of Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft) and MicroMountains Applications and can be included in the client designs of MEMS capacitive accelerometers with ranges of force equal to 2, 10 and 100 G. They reduce design times and also decrease customer learning cycles for new product launch. The IP blocks run on the advanced open platform inertial sensor process offered by X-FAB and provide customers with the fastest development times for large–scale production of accelerometer and gyroscope designs. These design blocks could be utilized for fully characterized accelerometers that are suitable for an assorted range of applications, from crash detection for the automotive segment to motion sensing for toys and games.

Iain Rutherford, who is working as Business Line Manager for MEMS at X-FAB, stated that by working in conjunction with MicroMountains Applications and HSG-IMIT, the company is in the process of altering the ‘one product, one process’ rule that normally pervades the MEMS sector. This IP along with the inertial sensor process would enable companies to jump into the accelerometer market with rapid development times for such a complicated MEMS product.

The IP block development was created to generate IP for three wide application spaces, including finite element analysis simulation of the sensor components for getting significant data about shock-resistance, sensitivity and frequency performance of the structures. After the devices were manufactured, HSG-IMIT executed a complete characterization of the accelerometers, making use of varied rate tables for 3-axis simulation, vacuum and temperature along with temperature chambers and shakers.

Source: http://www.xfab.com

Citations

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries GmbH. (2019, February 24). X-FAB Launches Design IP Blocks for MEMS Acceleration Sensors. AZoSensors. Retrieved on August 08, 2020 from https://www.azosensors.com/news.aspx?newsID=2738.

  • MLA

    X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries GmbH. "X-FAB Launches Design IP Blocks for MEMS Acceleration Sensors". AZoSensors. 08 August 2020. <https://www.azosensors.com/news.aspx?newsID=2738>.

  • Chicago

    X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries GmbH. "X-FAB Launches Design IP Blocks for MEMS Acceleration Sensors". AZoSensors. https://www.azosensors.com/news.aspx?newsID=2738. (accessed August 08, 2020).

  • Harvard

    X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries GmbH. 2019. X-FAB Launches Design IP Blocks for MEMS Acceleration Sensors. AZoSensors, viewed 08 August 2020, https://www.azosensors.com/news.aspx?newsID=2738.

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Submit