Kionix ships tiny tri-axis accelerometer

Feb. 8, 2005 — Kionix Inc., an Ithaca, N.Y.-based MEMS sensor provider, announced it has shipped a new tri-axis accelerometer, the KXP74, that measures just 5 x 5 x 1.2mm. Along with the first shipment the company also announced general availability of the product.

The ultra-thin design is intended to help the device serve cell phones, MP3 players, handheld computers and micro hard drives.

Another accelerometer, the company’s KXM52 tri-axis accelerometer, has been in volume production since early 2004. It is currently used in applications such as laptop drop detection, cell phone gesture recognition, MP3 player pedometer functionality, GPS augmentation, and electronic compass tilt correction.

The KXP74 is the first of a series of new tri-axis accelerometer products Kionix says it will release in 2005, all of which build on the technology base established by the KXM52. Kionix was founded in 1993 and is a privately held.


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