Six-axis sensors are power-sensitive

Two six-axis accelerometer-gyroscopes, the KXG07 and the KXG08 are described by Kionix as a significant technological leap forward in reducing the power consumption of six-axis devices.

The gyroscopes incorporate a proprietary technology which dramatically lowers the power consumption. The KXG08 is packaged in a conventional 2.5 x 3.0 x 0.9mm 14pin LGA, while the KXG07 is offered in a 3.0 x 3.0 x 0.9mm 16pin LGA package with footprint compatible with many of the company’s discrete accelerometers.

The gyroscopes enable high-speed operation of the onboard accelerometer, gyroscope, and temperature sensor at power consumption levels as low as 0.2mA. This reduces sensor power consumption over comparable devices and brings the combined operation of the gyroscope and accelerometer to levels traditionally associated with standalone accelerometers. They include synchronisation functionality, a 4,096byte buffer and support for controlling and acquiring data from external sensors.

The two gyroscopes will start sampling in December 2015.

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