mCube Announces New High-Resolution 3-Axis Accelerometers

MC3419 and MC3479 Optimized for Motion Detection in Latest Mobile Phones

San Jose, CA – September 11, 2019 mCube, provider of the world’s smallest and lowest power MEMS motion sensors today announced the general availability of the MC3419 and MC3479 integrated digital output 3-axis accelerometers. These devices are optimized for the latest generation of smartphones and consumer products. They can be utilized to implement user interface, activity tracking and power management functions that are being widely adopted in the latest devices.

As the newest member of mCube’s MC34XX family of high-performance 3-axis accelerometers, the MC3419 and MC3479 are built upon the company’s award-winning 3D monolithic single-chip MEMS technology platform, which is widely adopted in mobile handsets and IoT devices with over 500 million units shipped. With the mCube approach, the MEMS sensors are fabricated directly on top of IC electronics in a standard CMOS fabrication facility. Advantages of this monolithic approach include smaller size, higher performance, lower cost, and the ability to integrate multiple sensors onto a single chip.

About the MC3419 and MC3479 Accelerometers
The new MC3419 and MC3479 accelerometers feature a dedicated motion block that implements the latest algorithms to detect “any motion”, shake, tilt/flip, and tilt 35 position. The products are optimized for high-performance applications by supporting full 16-bit resolution at Output Data Rates (ODR) up to 1KHz. The data samples can either be read directly from the device via a SPI or I2C interface, or queued in an on-board, 32 sample FIFO (per channel). The two devices have identical functionality, but differ in their pin configurations, in order to match the most popular existing industry standard pinouts.

The product highlights include:
– 16-bit Resolution ADC output (with or without FIFO)
– Integrated FIFO (16-bit, 32 samples deep per channel)
– “Any Motion”, Shake, Tilt/Flip, and Tilt-35 Detection
– Integrated Low Pass Filter (LPF)
– 5 to 1,000 Hz Output Data Rate (ODR)
– 4 uA Standby Current

Samples of the MC3419 and MC3479 accelerometers are available to selected lead customers now. General sampling is scheduled for October 2019 with volume production scheduled for the first quarter of 2020.

Supporting Resources:
mCube Company Fact Sheet
– MC3419 3-Axis Accelerometer Datasheet
MC3479 3-Axis Accelerometer Datasheet
– Whitepaper: Advantages of Integrated MEMS to Enable the Internet of Moving Things
– mCube Website

About mCube
mCube is a technology leader in sensor design, sensor module design and total sensor solutions for the Internet of Moving Things. mCube makes the smallest and lowest power MEMS motion sensors in the world, with over 500 million cumulative sensor units delivered globally. mCube sensors are widely used in consumer electronics, smart medical and industrial fields. With Xsens sensor fusion solutions, mCube enables a seamless interaction between the physical and the digital world in applications such as industrial control and stabilization, health, sports and 3D character animation. For more information, visit Follow mCube on Twitter @mcubemems.

Media Contacts

Mehdi Behnami
Marketing Director
mCube, Inc.
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