New low power 3-axis sensor brings robust and reliable acceleration sensing to an affordable level

VTI Technologies (VTI), a global leader in low-g MEMS sensors, has released a new, all digital, accelerometer sensor for automotive and robust industrial applications.

The new SCA3060 targets non-safety critical automotive applications such as navigation support, burglar alarms and black boxes as well as for industrial applications in heavy machinery, agricultural equipment and general purpose sensing which need a low power and very robust sensor.

Unique features of the SCA3060 include very low power consumption (150μA, 3.3v supply), a ring buffer memory to free μC resources and motion detection functionality to allow μC sleep and thus additional power saving. The sensors feature outstanding insensitivity to shocks and vibrations and are temperature compensated over the whole operating range of -40°C to +105°C. Both SPI- (-D01) and I2C (-D02) all digital communication interfaces are supported.

Dimensions for the DFL (Dual-Flat-Lead) package are 7.6 mm x 8.6 mm x 3.3 mm (length x width x height)

Samples of the SCA3060-D01 and -D02 are available immediately with volume production in 2H 2010. Pricing for 10.000pcs volumes is 3.20€/pcs.


Further Information:

Jari Nieminen, Product Manager, tel. +358 9 8791 8606 , jari [dot] nieminen [at] vti [dot] fi

VTI in Brief

VTI Technologies is a leading supplier of acceleration, inclination, angular motion and pressure sensor solutions for automotive, medical, instrument and consumer applications. VTI develops and produces silicon-based capacitive sensors using its proprietary 3D MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical System) technology.

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