Plan-Les-Ouates/Geneva, Switzerland STMicroelectronics has extended its range of dual-axis acceleration sensors with the introduction of two new devices housed in the tiny, lead-free LGA (Land Grid Array) package measuring just 5 x 5 x 1.5mm. The LIS2L02AL and LIS2L06AL are 2-axis ultra-compact linear accelerometers that complement ST’s popular existing ‘low g’ accelerometers, while offering tighter offset tolerances, improved temperature drift performance, and a package whose smaller footprint and height is ideally suited to applications such as mobile phones, PDA’s, laptops, and PCMCIA cards characterized by slim product form factors. The LIS2L02AL provides a full-scale output range of ±2.0g (typical), while the LIS2L06AL provides a dynamically selectable choice of ±2.0g and ±6.0g. The new devices incorporate in a single package both a robust, dual-axis MEMS sensor and a CMOS interface chip that provides two simultaneous, real-time analogue outputs: one for side-to-side (lateral) and one for forward-backward (longitudinal) directions. The sensor elements can measure both DC accelerations (static tilt) and AC accelerations. STMicroelectronics , Plan-Les-Ouates/Geneva, Switzerland. www.st.com.