Mouser Electronics is now stocking elements of Freescale”s Xtrinsic eCompass solution, which includes MMA865x 3-axis accelerometers and MAG3110 3-axis magnetometers. Both devices combine ultra-small form factor in 2 x 2mm package size while offering impressive levels of performance. At 1mm height, the MMA865x accelerometers are 56 percent smaller, in terms of volume than previous Freescale accelerometers, making them suitable for low-profile, space-conscious applications.
The MMA865X Xtrinsic 10 or 12-bit digital accelerometers offer low-power, low-noise and optimized overall system power consumption to enable a best-in-class performance range.
The MAG3110 is a small, low-power digital 3-D magnetic sensor with a wide dynamic range to allow operation in PCBs with high extraneous magnetic fields. It measures the three components of the local magnetic field, which will be the sum of the geomagnetic field and the magnetic field created by components on the circuit board.
The Xtrinsic eCompass software is a sensor fusion solution that works with Freescale”s accelerometers and magnetometers to produce orientation-independent accurate compass heading information. Designers can use the eCompass software to solve a variety of design challenges and to employ highly accurate sensing technologies for a variety of mobile applications such as eHealth, location-based services, and 3D gaming.