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mCube Targets Wearables and Movables with MEMS Offering

19 June 2015

mCube has introduced a series of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) that are optimized for wearables and the Internet of Moving Things (IoMT).

The MC3600 family of ultra-low power (ULP) 3-axis accelerometers is based on mCube’s monolithic single chip MEMS technology platform. These MEMS can be integrated into small single-chip MEMS+ASIC devices that consume little power but offer enough performance for use in next-generation Internet-connected consumer applications. These include fitness and health monitors and activity tracking devices.

mCube’s original MEMS motion sensors were targeted at smartphones and tablets with large batteries. This new series of 3-axis accelerometers consume 0.6 microamps of current. The San Jose, Calif.-based company claims that consumption level is three times less than competitive products for Internet-connected devices with smaller batteries.

The company may be banking on expected growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). IHS forecasts that the IoT will contain more than 80 billion Internet-connected devices by 2024, up from less than 20 billion in 2014.

mCube looks to continue its momentum from 2014 when it was named the start-up of the year by the MEMS Executive Congress.

Questions or comments on this story? Contact engineering360editors@ihs.com

Related links:

www.mcubemems.com

IHS MEMS & Sensors

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