STMicroelectronics announces its LIS244AL ultra-compact 'low-g' linear accelerometer. Its ultra-compact square footprint and low power consumption makes the motion-sensing device well suited for battery-powered portable applications such as mobile phones, portable multimedia players or remote controls. The device incorporates in a single package a robust, dual-axis MEMS sensor and a CMOS interface chip that provides two simultaneous, real-time analog outputs: one for side-to-side (lateral) and one for forward-backward (longitudinal) directions. It provides acceleration values at a low noise level with minimized power consumption, and it is housed in a 4 × 4 × 1.5 mm3 plastic package to fit in a variety of space-constrained applications. Its compact robust design provides shock survivability up to 10,000g.
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