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Freescale's new industrial accelerometer captures more info

July 30, 2014

Toni_McConnel-July 30, 2014

Freescale’s new FXLN83xxQ accelerometer is designed to capture acceleration information often missed by less accurate sensors commonly deployed in consumer products such as smartphones and exercise activity monitors. The new device enables intelligent algorithms to better perform fault prognostication for predictive maintenance and condition monitoring applications.

Housed in a compact 3 x 3 mm package, the new FXLN83xxQ accelerometer features the highest bandwidth in its class (2.7 kHz) and is one of the first 3-axis devices to feature an operating temperature range of -40 to 105 degrees Celsius. With an analog output, the device is universally compatible across a wide range of ADC-enabled MCUs. In addition, the FXLN83xxQ features exceptionally low power consumption for battery-operated applications, exposed leads for rapid solder joint inspection, and ten years guaranteed product availability via Freescale’s product longevity program.


Key technical features of the new FXLN83xxQ product include:
  • 1.71 V to 3.6 V supply voltage
  • ±2 g to 16 g selectable
  • High bandwidth: Up to 2.7 kHz capable
  • Compact footprint (QFN 3 x 3 x 1.05 mm 0.65 mm pitch package) while supporting visible leads for solder inspection
  • Analog parallel outputs for use with low voltage MCUs to optimize system power

An evaluation kit, the DEMOFXLN83xxQ is available for the device, as well as four breakout boards (BRKOUT-FXLN8361Q, BRKOUT-FXLN8362Q, BRKOUT-FXLN8371Q, BRKOUT-FXLN8372Q) for a quick retrofit of the device. Freescale also provides the Xtrinsic Intelligent Sensing Framework for quick and easy software development.

The FXLN83xxQ accelerometer is available now from Freescale and authorized distributors worldwide for a suggested resale price of $1.20 to $1.70 (USD) in 1kU quantities.

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