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Nine-axis Motion Sensor Meets Wearable Device Challenge

Posted August 20, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

A manufacturer of microelectromechanical system (MEMS)-based sensors has introduced what it characterizes as the industry's smallest nine-axis MEMS-based motion sensor. Housed in a compact 2.5 mm x 3.0 mm x 0.95 mm package and consuming less than 1.5 mA, the tiny device targets wearable applications with power consumption and extreme form factor as key constraints. Integrating a three-axis accelerometer with a three-axis gyroscope and a three-axis magnetometer, the motion sensor provides wearable devices with such information as device orientation, magnetic heading, and the gravity vector.


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