Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) are revolutionizing the man-machine interface, allowing intuitive gestures to control devices as well as helping make devices smarter in handling tasks like camera shake. Look for accelerometers to be installed in every mobile electronic device as well as some stationary ones--like smart meters--within two years. RColinJohnson @NextGenLog
The three 10-, 12- and 14-bit accelerometers from Freescale MMA845xQ have identical pinouts.
Here is what EETimes says about MEMS: Smarter three-axis accelerometers with lower power and noise, but higher resolution, were unveiled by Freescale Semiconductor...As the newest members of its Xtrinsic family of smart MEMS sensors, the new accelerometers include configurable DSP functions for smarter human interfaces as well as smarter power management. The MMA845xQ accelerometers have already been sampled to key customers and have just gone into volume production for applications in smartphones, personal navigation devices, music players, gaming controllers, digital cameras, eReaders and netbooks...
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