Mouser signs distribution deal with Memsic
April 17, 2017
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Apr. 17, 2017 – Mouser Electronics has announced a global distribution agreement with Memsic, a provider of consumer electronics, communications, automotive, medical and industrial sensing sectors. Through the new agreement, Mouser will distribute Memsic micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors to customers worldwide.
The parties say the Memsic product line — which features a range of sensor products, accelerometers, 6-degree-of-freedom (DOF) and 9-DOF inertial measurement units (IMUs) and orientation sensors, and gas flow modules — enables mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT) by combining “all the essential elements for engineers’ application needs, including solutions for drones, mobile, wearable, industrial, medical and smart parking applications.”
The Memsic MMC5883MA Anisotropic Magneto Resistive (AMR)-based three-axis magnetic sensor claims to provide the industry’s highest accuracy, lowest noise, and lowest power consumption. The sensor provides 16-bit operation over a ± 8 Gauss operating range, and features linearity of ± 0.2 per cent full scale range (FSR), hysteresis of 0.2 per cent FSR, and repeatability of 0.2 per cent FSR on each of its three axes. It boasts “extremely low current consumption” of 20µA at a data rate of seven samples per second and “extremely low” noise level of 0.4 mGauss total RMS noise.
Meanwhile, the MXC6255XC/U DTOS accelerometers are two-axis motion and orientation sensors, based on Memsic’s MEMS thermal technology. The DTOS accelerometers promise to let designers integrate key user interfaces, such as programmable “shake to change” menu navigation, TV/music channel selection, and vertical/horizontal picture orientation. The devices can also provide some basic game play control, fall-over detection in irons and other appliances, and other applications in mobile devices, toys, and consumer electronics.