New gyro offers up to 90% power reduction
Kionix today announced the KMX61G – a high performance accelerometer-magnetometer sensor with sensor fusion software that delivers the world’s first highly accurate gyro emulation using just 550µA of power. This represents dramatic savings in power compared to traditional gyros, providing new options for consumer electronics product designers.
Now a single 6-axis device can provide 9-axis accelerometer, magnetometer (e-compass) and gyro outputs with a power profile that enables applications previously unreachable using traditional 9-axis solutions.
Jeremie Bouchaud, Director & Sr. Principal Analyst, iHS iSuppli, said:
The KMX61G includes a range of capabilities to enable precise control of the sensor including 512-byte FIFO buffer with watermarking, embedded temperature sensor and a low-power, embedded motion wake-up function.
With applicability to the large and rapidly growing smartphone, tablet, and health and fitness devices market, the KMX61G is well-suited to help design engineers achieve new levels of product performance.
Scott Miller, Vice President of Engineering, Kionix, adds:
For customers only requiring high performance e-compass capabilities without a gyro output, Kionix is also introducing the KMX61, a 6-axis e-compass device with auto-calibration software. The KMX61 delivers high sensitivity (0.05 µT/count) with stability over temperature (± 0.05 %/degrees C) and is well-suited for a range of smartphone, tablet and health and fitness applications.
Source: Kionix, Inc