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New inertial sensor for high-performance motion detection

Panasonic Industry Europe has developed a 6-axis inertial sensor series that provides installation freedom and additional functionalities to onboard systems with this one-chip-solution.

The 6-axis Gyro & Accelerometer 6DoF sensor series, also called "6in1 sensor", is available in a wettable flank QFN package. This housing benefits from a special edge that forms a step. The solder creates a reliable connection in the throat of this step which allows high-quality soldering and enables error-free assembly, which is essential for automotive safety (electronic stability control, ABS brakes, traction control), comfort (navigation, head-up display, driver-assist & comfort), and industrial applications (off-highway industry, AGV, robotics).

The highly robust and shock- as well as vibration-resistant device has been designed under functional safety aspects of ISO26262 and is fully AEC-Q100 compliant. It meets all long-term stability, accuracy, vibration, and shock as well as temperature performance requirements of demanding automotive and industrial applications.

The 6in1 sensor requires, given the built-in high precision and functional safety, very low power and is made to operate over an extended temperature range of -40°C up to +125°C with two temperature sensors inside. It is factory calibrated, highly reliable, and utilizes the latest sensor technology.

Further technical details include dynamic ranges of 1g...16g, 30d/s...300d/s, total sensitivity error of less than +/-3%, and drive/sense frequencies of >20kHz.

Neil Tyler

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