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mCube Claims Smallest Most Powerful Wearables Accelerometer

12 October 2015

The new MC3635 three-axis accelerometer by mCube features the industry’s lowest power consumption and a microscopic 1.6x1.6 mm Land Grid Array (LGA) package. The device enables a complete three-axis inertial solution, with a single resistor, while occupying less than 1/10th of a square centimeter of space on a PCB. The MC3635 targets the Internet of Moving Things (IoMT) based on extended battery life and small footprint.

The MC3635 is built using a 3D monolithic single-chip MEMS technology platform, widely adopted in mobile handsets with over 100 million units shipped. The sensors are fabricated directly on top of IC electronics in a standard CMOS fabrication facility.

The accelerometer consumes less than 0.9µA of current at 25Hz output data rate (ODR)—less than half of competing accelerometers. It also offers an ultra-low power wake mode consuming 0.3µA at 1Hz ODR and sniff mode that consumes 0.4µA at 6Hz ODR.

Samples of accelerometers are available to selected customers now, with general sampling scheduled for December 2015 and volume production scheduled for Q1 of 2016.

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