Rohm Group company Kionix recently announced the availability of an accelerometer ideal for high accuracy, low power motion sensing applications in the industrial equipment and consumer wearable markets. In recent years, as factories have begun to save labor costs and increase efficiency, the concept of predictive maintenance for detecting abnormalities before equipment malfunctions has gained broad […]
What happens when the earth moves?
At Sensors Expo 2019, Satya Dixit from Applications and Systems Engineering at Rohm Semiconductor explains the capabilities and applications for an earthquake sensor module. The earthquake detection module (BP3901) has correctly detected 200 out of 205 previous cases of seismic events. Waveform differences between a seismic event and an external event such as a collision […]
MEMS 14-bit tri-axis digital accelerometers now on board-level platforms
Kionix has announced the availability of its KXTJ3 and KX126 accelerometers on the mikroBUS click board platform. The Accel 7 click is a tri-axis acceleration sensing Click board powered by the KXTJ3-1057 14-bit tri-axis digital accelerometer from Kionix. This sensor was developed using proprietary Kionix micromachining technology, resulting in high accuracy and excellent noise immunity. Accel 7 click supports a wide range […]
How can a sensor company successfully integrate with an acquiring larger electronics company?
The acquisition of successful microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor companies by larger and broader semiconductor manufacturers and even other larger sensor suppliers has occurred frequently within the past few years. While there are numerous post-acquisition steps that need to be taken to successfully integrate the two companies, a co-development project is technical way to demonstrate the […]
IoT development platform includes Bluetooth 5 and 3-axis accel/magnetometer/gyro and barometer sensors
ROHM and Kionix are have introduced the RoKiX IoT Prototyping and Development Platform, a flexible and powerful platform for evaluating sensor hardware and for developing, prototyping and deploying algorithms and IoT solutions. Building sensor and IoT applications comes with challenges and complications. The philosophy behind the RoKiX platform is to make it as quick, easy and efficient as […]
MEMS accelerometers target wearables with advanced features
Kionix of ROHM group companies announced the KX13x Series, a new product family of accelerometers designed to meet the needs of a wide range of applications, provide superior performance, and improve the capability to accurately detect events and conditions. “What sets these sensors apart from others on the market is the versatility they give product designers”, says […]
IoT sensor nodes include accelerometers, magnetometers, barometer, and gyro
ROHM and Kionix are introducing the RoKi Sensor Node, a key component in the new RoKi IoT Platform. The sensor node utilizes Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF52840 Bluetooth 5/Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) advanced multiprotocol System-on-Chip (SoC), offering better throughput and longer range compared to the Bluetooth 4.2. It also has better coexistence with other wireless devices, and an increased broadcast […]
Accelerometer-Gyro Combo Sensors Boast Low Power Consumption
While accelerometer-gyro combination or combo sensors have been around for a few years, the high power consumption of the gyro portion has limited their adoption rate. With a…