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Kionix Unveils Highly-Flexible KXCNL Accelerometer

Kionix has reported the launch of the KXCNL. Provided with dual state machines, this configurable accelerometer enables designers to program the device powerfully for varied applications.

The device’s KXCNL’s dual state machines ensure multiple applications concurrently at the chip level. It facilitates power conservation by taking significant processing load from the system’s main applications processor.

The KXCNL provides a broad range of applications from basic screen rotation to advanced programs like Tap/Double-Tap, power management, freefall detection, pedometry, and beyond. The KXCNL enables application switch over “on the fly,” benefiting designers with a new level of extensibility and versatility. Furthermore, Kionix offers a library of pre-written state programs for better adoption and the company also encourages customers to write their state programs individually.

According to the director of product engineering at Kionix, John Chong, the company has long-term expertise in offering solutions having embedded algorithms. KXCNL now allows the designers to efficiently create innovative products packed with more features, functionality and versatility based on small footprint state machine programs that can be executed on the accelerometer ASIC. The KXCNL facilitates the reduction of overall power consumption on a device.

Furthermore, KXCNL features 1.7 to 3.6 V operating voltage; User-selectable 2, 4, 6, and 8g ranges; Internal Voltage Regulator; User-programmable ODR; XAC sensor with outstanding stability over shock and post-reflow, and temperature performance; Current Consumption from 2 - 250µA. It supports I2C high speed, fast speed, and standard speed, ensuring Self-test. It is available in a compact 3x3x0.9 mm, 16-pin package.

The KXCNL is now being shipped to qualified customers.


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