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MEMSIC Introduces Three-Axis Magnetic Sensor

MEMSIC announced the availability of its MMC3416xPJ Three-Axis Magnetic Sensor.  The fully integrated device is offered in a miniature 1.6 mm. by 1.6 mm. by 0.6 mm Land Grid Array (LGA) package and is capable of operating from a single 1.8 V supply, making it ideal for mobile applications, the company says. Applications include electronic compassing in cellular phones and tablets, pedestrian navigation, gaming controls, wristwatches, in-vehicle GPS navigation, and other magnetic field measuring applications.

It uses MEMSIC’s proprietary anisotropic magnetic resistive (AMR) technology. With a full scale  range of +/- 16 gauss (+/- 1600 Tesla), and a 16 bit dynamic range, the MMC3416xPJ delivers a resolution of 0.5 mG (50 nT) per LSB, and an RMS noise of 1.5mG (0.15uT).

“The introduction of our latest Three-Axis Magnetic Sensor solidifies MEMSIC’s position as the industry’s magnetic sensor leader,” said John Newton, MEMSIC vice president of marketing. “Compared with our MMC3316xMT, the new MMC3416xPJ offers 33 percent smaller size, four times the resolution, and 25 percent lower noise. We expect this device to win major acceptance in the mobile design community because of its ease in integrating into designs, its small-sized LGA packaging and low power consumption, all crucial requirements in many of today’s high-volume applications.”

For more information, visit MEMSIC.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.


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