Six-Axis Sensor Improves Accuracy and Reduces Power In Compass Designs

Six-Axis Sensor Improves Accuracy and Reduces Power In Compass Designs
Kionix Inc.

The Kionix MEMS-based KMX61 six-axis combo sensor combines a thre-axis magnetometer and three-axis accelerometer in a single package. Said to improve accuracy and reduce power consumption in compass designs, the device resides in a 16-pin, 3 mm x 3 mm x 0.9 mm LGA package. Third-generation magnetic impedance (MI) technology is utilized to provide a magnetic sensing sensitivity of 0.05 µT/count. MI sensors feature 10,000 times greater sensitivity than conventional Hall sensors, and the horizontal magnetic field component tends to be small even at high latitudes, enabling high accuracy orientation detection within an azimuth error of 1°. Other features of the KMX61 include a power supply range of 1.8V to 3.3V, an internal temperature sensor for calibration, status detection interrupt such as wakeup, and self-test capability. For more details, visit 

Kionix Inc.
Ithaca, NY
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Company: Kionix Inc.
Country: United States (USA)
Phone number: 607-257-1080
Fax: 607-257-1146

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