PORTLAND, Ore. — Two billion micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)/sensors have now been shipped by Freescale Semiconductor in Austin, Texas, including its newest Xtrinsic model -- an ultra-high-speed three-axis accelerometer for tracking vibrations and shocks up to 2.7 kHz in harsh environments.
Down through the years as Freescale has expanded its portfolio of MEMS/sensors while pioneering unique features shared by its two-millionth -- the FXLN83xxQ -- such as on-chip predictive maintenance analytics, tamper detection and its product longevity program, which assures buyers that they will be able to get replacement parts for a minimum of 10 or 15 years.
Freescale reached the two billionth milestone as a result of more than 150 unique sensing applications being launched by their customers every year for the last five years. The new ultra-high-speed FXLN83xxQ accelerometer in its 3 millimeter square, 1.05 millimeter thick package with analog outputs will spawn likely more of these applications by enabling higher precision from its wider bandwidth, -40-to-105 degree Celsius temperature range, low 180 microAmp power consumption, and 10-year guaranteed availability.
Freescale Sensor Solutions recently shipped its 2 billionth sensor unit, most of which were micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) inertial sensors.
Click on the image above to see a slideshow of the most important Freescale devices enabling it to achieve the 2 billion milestone.
— R. Colin Johnson, Advanced Technology Editor, EE Times
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