Kionix, a MEMS inertial sensors supplier, has announced the availability of the KXG02, a low-current, low-power combination device featuring a 3-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis gyroscope.
The key features of the KXG02 combination sensor device include an auxiliary I2C bus and a 1024-byte FIFO buffer that collects information from the external and internal sensors and channels the data to the host processor; user programmable gyroscopes and I2C digital outputs; an embedded temperature sensor; up to 16-bit gyro output resolution; 2.6 V to 3.3 V supply voltage and an internal voltage regulator.
A low-power architecture of the KXG02 with wake-up function features a configurable interrupt engine that can be set to report instances wherein there are qualified changes in acceleration. The user can accordingly disable or enable specific directions or actions and set a delay time.
The Vice President of engineering at Kionix, Scott Miller stated the KXG02 6-axis combination accelerometer/gyroscope addresses the customers demand for a low-current, high performance device with a small footprint and the capability to manage customized power requirements. Miller added that the device will ideally benefit product designers who wish to save circuit-board space, reduce the part count in their designs and also decrease the power consumption.
Official data from IHS iSuppli estimates that by 2014, the sensor market is predicted to touch $724.5 million. The combination device, designed for high-volume consumer applications provides six degrees of freedom for manufacturers of consumer electronics such as smartphones, remote controllers, tablets and video game consoles. Additionally, third party magnetometers will benefit from nine degrees of freedom from the integrated support provided by the KXG02.