Geneva, SwitzerlandSTMicroelectronics has expanded its compact 'low-g' linear accelerometer line with a 3-axis analog-output sensor.
The LIS344AL is aimed at battery-powered and space-constrained portable devices, such as mobile phones, portable media players, PDAs or remote controls.
The LIS344AL's single-package approach protects a three-axis MEMS sensor and a CMOS interface chip that provides tilting and motion information. This is accomplished independent of the device's orientation due to the three-axis sensing capabilities.
The accelerometer is housed in a 4 x 4 x 1.5-mm plastic package and provides shock survivability up to 10,000g. ST's accelerometer offers a full-scale output range of ±3.5g.
The built-in self-test facility allows the user to verify both the mechanical and electrical parts of the device. The accelerometer uses ST's ECOPACK lead-free technology for RoHS-compliance.
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