STMicroelectronics adds high-stability MEMS sensors with 10-year product-longevity assurance to its noted portfolio of products. The new sensors, to be made available during 2018, begin with the IIS3DHHC, a three-axis accelerometer optimized for high measurement resolution and stability to ensure accuracy over time and temperature.
The IIS3DHHC targets precision inclinometers in antenna-positioning mechanisms for communication systems, Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) equipment for keeping buildings and bridges safe, and stabilizers or levelers for a wide variety of industrial platforms. Its long-term accuracy and robustness are also ideal for high-sensitivity tilt and security sensors, as well as image stabilization in high-end digital still cameras.
ST’s 10-year longevity commitment assures long-term availability of a wide range of high-performing components used in industrial equipment, helping vendors handle the typically long in-market lifetimes of their products and extended operation in challenging environmental conditions. In addition to industrial sensors, the program covers STM32 microcontrollers, motor drivers, analog components, power converters, LEDs, and existing MEMS sensors that will be supported for at least 10 years.
The IIS3DHHC is in production now, in a 16-lead 5mm x 5mm x 1.7mm ceramic LGA package, priced from $4.50 each/1,000. For greater insights and inspiration, visit the product-longevity page and peruse the IIS3DHHC datasheet.