05 December 2013 MEMS accelerometer offers high mechanical stability A 3-axis MEMS accelerometer, designed to deliver consistent and stable performance in portable applications, has been unveiled by STMicroelectronics. "The innovative architecture of our new accelerometer represents a significant advance in the design of MEMS devices," said ST's Benedetto Vigna. "This next generation device addresses the need of the mobile industry for higher performance and stability in advanced motion sensitive applications." The LIS2HH12 is housed in a small 2 x 2 x 1mm package. It has selectable full scale range of ±2, ±4 or ±8g and a 16bit digital output, an integrated temperature sensor, industry standard I2C and SPI interfaces, a wide analogue supply voltage range of 1.71 to 3.6V, and two programmable interrupt generators that help streamline system design. In addition, the accelerometer offers a typical Zero-g level change versus temperature of ±0.25mg/C and a typical offset accuracy of ±30mg. Engineering samples are available now. Volume production is due to commence in the first quarter of 2014. Author Laura Hopperton Comment on this article Websites http://www.st.com Companies STMicroelectronics NV This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.