High-end three-axis accelerometer offers 10-year support

May 9, 2018 Rich Nass

STMicroelectronics has made an addition to its MEMS sensors portfolio aimed at advanced automation and the Industrial IIoT, and it comes with a 10-year product-longevity assurance. The IIS3DHHC is a three-axis accelerometer optimized for high measurement resolution and stability to ensure accuracy over time and temperature. It’s aimed at precision inclinometers in antenna-positioning mechanisms for communication systems, structural health monitoring (SHM) equipment for keeping buildings and bridges safe, and stabilizers or levelers for a wide variety of industrial platforms. Its long-term accuracy and robustness are also suitable for high-sensitivity tilt and security sensors, as well as image stabilization in high-end Digital Still Cameras (DSCs).

Other features of the IIS3DHHC sensor include an ultra-low noise of 45μg/√Hz and a full-scale range of ±2.5g. It integrates analog-digital conversion, as well as digital circuitry including FIFO data storage and interrupt control. The IIS3DHHC is in production now, in a 16-lead, 5- by 5- by 1.7-mm ceramic LGA package, priced from $4.50 for orders of 1000 pieces.

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Rich Nass

Richard Nass is the Executive Vice-President of OpenSystems Media. His key responsibilities include setting the direction for all aspects of OpenSystems Media’s Embedded and IoT product portfolios, including web sites, e-newsletters, print and digital magazines, and various other digital and print activities. He was instrumental in developing the company's on-line educational portal, Embedded University. Previously, Nass was the Brand Director for UBM’s award-winning Design News property. Prior to that, he led the content team for UBM Canon’s Medical Devices Group, as well all custom properties and events in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Nass has been in the engineering OEM industry for more than 25 years. In prior stints, he led the Content Team at EE Times, handling the Embedded and Custom groups and the TechOnline DesignLine network of design engineering web sites. Nass holds a BSEE degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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