STMicroelectronics launches iNEMO Multi-Sensor MEMS inertial module

STMicroelectronics, a provider of semiconductors and MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) for consumer and portable applications, has launched iNEMO inertial module, a miniature 6-axis sensor device with custom motion-recognition capabilities.

The latest device paves the way for wearable sensor applications in sports, fitness and healthcare diagnostics.

 The new inertial module detects acceleration up to 16g and angular rate up to 2,000 dps along the pitch, roll and yaw axes.

The integration of high-resolution linear- and angular-motion sensing in a single device increases system robustness and the advanced module design ensures superior thermal and mechanical stability.

The LSM330 multi-sensor module targets a wide range of applications that include wearable sensor applications, motion-activated user interfaces in phones and tablets along with motion detection and map-matching for indoor/outdoor navigation, augmented reality and other location-based services.

The module includes power-down and sleep modes and an embedded FIFO (first-in first-out) memory block for smarter power management that address power constraints in battery-operated portable devices.

The module can operate with any supply voltage over the range of 2.4 to 3.6V.

 Fully software-compatible with ST’s 3-axis digital accelerometers (LIS3DSH) and gyroscopes (L3GD20), the new iNEMO module allows customers to upgrade their designs, reducing the board size, number of external components, and overall application system complexity.

The company will start sampling the unit by the end of Q4 2012. The Unit pricing is $4.15 for volumes in the range of 1,000 pieces.

In January this year, STMicroelectronics launched multi-functional door-zone driver with an integrated electric-window control.

This chip reduces bill-of-material costs and offers new levels of passenger comfort.

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