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World’s Smallest eCompass Module for Smoother and Smarter Functionality

Thu, 08/08/2013 - 9:53pm
MDT Staff

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STMicroelectronics has leveraged its investment in advanced MEMS technology to create the world’s smallest eCompass combining a 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis magnetometer in a single package. Measuring just 2mm x 2mm, the tiny chip, used for advanced navigation and motion-sensitive features in products such as smartphones, is nearly 20% smaller than similar devices.

The LSM303C integrates a high-performance three-axis magnetic field sensor with a state-of-the-art three-axis accelerometer to provide an accurate orientation signal at its 16-bit digital output. With a full-scale magnetic-field strength range of ±16 Gauss or ±1600 microTesla (µT), the magnetic-field sensor has a wider dynamic range than alternative devices.

 

For more information, visit www.st.com.

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