Mouser signs global distribution agreement with MEMSIC

April 24, 2017

Mouser Electronics Inc. has announced a global distribution agreement with MEMSIC Inc. Through the new agreement, Mouser will distribute MEMSIC MEMS sensors to customers worldwide.

The MEMSIC product line enables mobility and the Internet of Things by combining the essential elements for engineers’ application needs, including solutions for drone, mobile, wearable, industrial, medical, and smart-parking applications. The MEMSIC product line at Mouser Electronics features a variety of sensor products, including magnetic and e-compass products, accelerometers, 6-DOF and 9-DOF inertial measurement units (IMUs) and orientation sensors, and gas flow modules.

For example, the MEMSIC MMC5883MA anisotropic magneto resistive (AMR)-based three-axis magnetic sensor provides high accuracy, low noise, and low power consumption. The sensor provides 16-bit operation over a ±8 Gauss operating range and features linearity of ±0.2% full scale range (FSR), hysteresis of 0.2% FSR, and repeatability of 0.2% FSR on each of its three axes. It exhibits current consumption of 20 µA at a data rate of seven samples per second and noise level of 0.4 mGauss total RMS noise. Combining this performance in an industry-standard small LGA package the sensor addresses the ever-increasing demands of industrial and drone applications.

In addition, the low-cost MXC6255XC/U DTOS accelerometers are two-axis motion and orientation sensors, based on MEMSIC’s MEMS thermal technology. The DTOS accelerometers allow designers to integrate key user interfaces, such as programmable “shake to change” menu navigation, TV/music channel selection, and vertical/horizontal picture orientation. The devices can also provide some basic game play control, fall-over detection in irons and other appliances, and other applications in mobile devices, toys, and consumer electronics.

And finally, the MFC2000 bi-directional digital MEMS gas-flow sensors are durable and provide high levels of measurement repeatability when compared with existing diaphragm or turbine-based gas-flow meters. The silicon-based devices offer power consumption characteristics such as sleep-mode currents as low as 1 µA and typical operating currents of 3 mA. Other benefits include low 2.7- to 5.5-V supply operation, wide dynamic range with 3% or better accuracy, and the ability to provide the necessary performance over a 100:1 flow range. The architecture of the mass flow sensor modules is highly customizable for different flow rates and form factors optimized to application requirements. The gas-flow sensors reduce the need for specialized machines in care centers, and enable gas flow-related medical equipment to be economically introduced into the home medical market.

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