Electronic Design

MEMS Accelerometers Cozy Up To Smart Sensing

Dubbed the market’s first sensor with embedded complex motion-recognition capabilities, the LIS3DSH is a three-axis accelerometer with two embedded finite-state machines.  These programmable blocks enable custom motion recognition inside the sensor. The accelerometer provides accurate output across full-scale ranges of ±2g, ±4g, ±8g, and ±16g and boasts solid stability over time and temperature. Other features include power-down and sleep modes, an embedded FIFO memory block, a temperature sensor, and a self-test function. Pricing is $1.20 each/1,000. STMICROELECTRONICS, Lexington, MA. (888) 787-3550.

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