15 August 2012 MEMS sensors target ever smaller mobile devices Looking to meet demand for compact acceleration sensors in ever smaller mobile devices, Freescale has released two new three axis MEMS based accelerometers in 2 x 2mm packages. With a 56% reduction in volume from the previous generation, the pin compatible Xtrinsic MMA8652FC 12bit and MMA8653FC 10bit accelerometers are designed to provide low noise and advanced motion accuracy in smart phones, tablets, digital cameras, portable navigation solutions and health care applications. "Built to complement our extensive portfolio of sensing solutions, the Xtrinsic MMA865xFC family of accelerometers delivers the highest performance available of any 2x2 mm package on the market today," said Seyed Paransun, vp and general manager of Freescale's sensor and actuator solutions division. "Using these sleek new accelerometers, designers can employ new levels of sensor intelligence through embedded algorithms and computation without compromising sensitivity or performance." The devices are optimised to support features such as gesture detection, image stability, tap to control, anti theft, and tumble and freefall detection. Combined with Freescale's sensor toolbox development tools, the company says the devices can lower costs and decrease developers' time to market. The accelerometers were one of several announcements made at the Freescale Technology Forum in China, which also included new reference solutions for automotive HVAC control and analogue ics for small engine electronic control units. Author Simon Fogg Comment on this article Websites http://www.freescale.com/ Companies Freescale Semiconductor UK Ltd This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Arrow buys Nu Horizons Arrow is buying Nu Horizons in an all cash deal which values the ... Read Article Claire Jeffreys, NEW Claire Jeffreys, events director, National Electronics Week, ... Read Article 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.