Freescale released MEMS-accelerometer for portable devices
April 29, 2009, 8:45 pm
Freescale Semiconductor introduced a digital accelerometer with low power consumption, designed for use in portable electronic devices. Data from the MEMS-probe MMA7660FC, recording information about how to move on three axes, can be used to determine the orientation of the device in space, vibration detection and applications. These functions can be used to expand the interface - for example, some specific movements with the hand PDA or mobile phone can be delivered in compliance with certain commands in the game or other applications. The fact that growth in the popularity of the accelerometers as a component of portable devices is confirmed analysts` forecasts from iSuppli - according to their calculations, the volume of the market from 2009 to 2010, nearly double - from 220 million to 426 million dollars, and by the end of 2012 will reach 1, $ 3 billion accelerometer MMA7660FC made in the body sizes of 3 x 3 x 0, 9 mm, equipped with an I2C interface and, according to the manufacturer, is five times lower power consumption compared with existing analogs. Price devices in batches of 10 thousand pieces. - 1, 39 U. S. In addition, for U. S. $ 119 Freescale offers a complete set of developer RD3803MMA7660FC, but for 35 dollars - payment reference KIT3803MMA7660FC.