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Welcome to the new Kionix Solution Selector utility. This module is designed to help you quickly and easily see all the options we offer – hardware, software and firmware – for a wide range of common applications. To use this utility, select an industry segment, then select the application. We also have included a separate selection if you prefer to search by mobile OS platform.

Consumer Electronics

Development KitConsumer electronics is the largest segment within the inertial sensor market. This includes such popular products as gaming devices, mobile phones and tablets, PC notebooks, navigation devices, TV remote controls, toys and many more. Kionix has a number of products that are designed to meet the needs of this market for low power, small size and high performance. Select the application below to see the options for sensors, firmware and software.

Automotive

Development KitAutomotive is a large segment within the MEMS inertial sensor market. Automotive sensors are primarily focused on ensuring safety, comfort, convenience and energy efficiency. There are many automotive applications for MEMS inertial sensors, including sensors for collision detection, vehicle stability control, ride control, navigation, roll over detection, electronic brake control, vehicle security, engine vibration monitoring, hill hold, tire pressure monitoring systems and more. Kionix is ISO TS 16949 certified and has a range of sensors to address these automotive applications.

Health and Fitness

Development KitHealth and fitness is one of the fastest growing application segments in the mobile products market. Pedometers, activity monitors, personal emergency response systems, man down detection, sleep tracking devices, personal blood pressure monitoring devices and a range of body monitoring devices make up much of this segment. Kionix has a number of products and solutions ready-made for this market. Select the application below to get started.

Industrial

Development KitIndustrial applications such as robotics, platform stabilization, motion control for industrial machinery, security/surveillance devices, vehicle navigation and others create challenges for the sensors utilized due to environmental issues such as temperature extremes, severe vibration and shock. The information provided by the sensors can be invaluable in improving product and system performance, as well as reliability, safety, and cost of ownership. Kionix has a range of analog and digital products to serve these markets with high precision, low noise, high shock and temperature performance.

Android

Kionix Android platform
Android Basic Implementation

Android powers millions of phones, tablets, and other devices in a wide variety of screen sizes and form factors.  Virtually all Android mobile devices include an accelerometer. Kionix accelerometers are the preferred solution for Android mobile devices thanks to their outstanding performance characteristics coupled with low power consumption and excellent stability.

For a tutorial and overview of accessing and utilizing motion sensors in Android, follow this link to the Android developer site:

 

We have a broad selection of accelerometers for mobile devices featuring even lower power consumption and smaller sizes. The recommended Kionix products for new Android-powered mobile devices are the KX122 and KX126.

To implement any of these within the Android framework you will need an appropriate driver. Kionix has a full listing of all our available drivers and their descriptions on our driver downloads page.

Since many customers are choosing Kionix accelerometers to replace our competitors' devices, we have created a number of detailed App notes to help guide you through the process. 

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Augmented Reality 
Motion based gaming

Mobile devices carry a variety of sensors and can provide intelligent information based on the device's location, they are a gateway to interacting with the world around us.

From simple applications such as a mobile check-in to notify friends of your location, to more complex applications such as navigating a large shopping center and instantaneously receiving information about each store you come across on your smartphone, mobile devices have the power to provide us with a new and intelligent user experience that will complement our daily activities.

This enhanced user experience, known as Augmented Reality, will continue to be driven by the growth of smart sensor information, big data, social media, sensor fusion and geo-location information. By combining all of this sensor data for use in compelling mobile applications, mobile devices can enable the next generation of mobile to human interface.

Imagine knowing exactly where you are in a parking lot when you return from shopping, exactly where your friends are located in a crowded concert or receiving an alert when your friend has arrived at the restaurant to meet you. These common real-world situations can be easily resolved with an augmented reality interface.

Kionix's MEMS accelerometers and 6-axis combo sensors provide real-time sensor data and enable the context awareness that drives these next generation mobile augmented reality systems. This context awareness is the bridge that connects your digital world and reality, supplementing your surroundings with real-time information to provide you with a superior mobile experience.

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Part Number Axis G Range Package Type, Size & Pins Interface Output Wakeup Temperature [°C] Supply Voltage [V] Current Consumption [μA]
KX126-1063 3 2g, 4g, 8g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Digital SPI/I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 1.8-145
KX127-1068 3 2g, 4g, 8g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Type 2 Digital SPI/I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 1.8-145

 

Device Orientation 

A single Kionix tri-axis accelerometer can be used to enable both screen-rotation and device-orientation functions in a handheld electronic device. We offer a number of accelerometers with built in screen orientation algorithms that can be used for screen rotation and device orientation, along with embedded algorithms to achieve a successful implementation.

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Part Number Axis G Range Package Type, Size & Pins Interface Output Orientation Detection Temperature [°C] Supply Voltage [V] Current Consumption [μA]
KX126-1063 3 2g, 4g, 8g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Digital SPI/I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 1.8-145
KX127-1068 3 2g, 4g, 8g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Type 2 Digital SPI/I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 1.8-145
Freefall Detection / Drop Protection 
These phrases refer to technology that attempts to avoid or reduce mechanical damage to hard-disk drives prior to impact. This approach is mainly used in laptop computers that are frequently carried around and more prone to impacts than desktop computers. When a tri-axis accelerometer is dropped in any orientation, it is in free-fall and the measured acceleration on all three axes is 0g. Therefore, the total acceleration is zero as well. Total acceleration can be monitored to sense that the accelerometer has been dropped and to measure its free-fall time. Kionix accelerometers are the preferred choice for drop detection due to the range of options we provide, as well as our time-tested free-fall algorithms.

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Part Number Axis Range Package Type, Size & Pins Interface Output Freefall Detection Temperature [°C] Supply Voltage [V] Current Consumption [μA]
KX126-1063 3 2g, 4g, 8g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Digital SPI/I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 1.8-145
KX127-1068 3 2g, 4g, 8g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Type 2 Digital SPI/I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 1.8-145
KX134-1211 3 8g, 16g, 32g, 64g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Digital SPI/I²C Yes -40 to +105 1.7-3.6 0.5-162
KX220-1071 3 20g 3x3x0.9mm, 10-pin, LGA Analog No -40 to +85 3.3 170-310
KX220-1072 3 40g 3x3x0.9mm, 10-pin, LGA Analog No -40 to +85 3.3 170-310
KX222-1054 3 8g, 16g, 32g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Digital SPI/I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 10-145
KX224-1053 3 8g, 16g, 32g, User-selectable 3x3x0.9mm, 16-pin, LGA Digital SPI/I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 10-145
KMX62-1031 6 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g / 1200µT, User-selectable 3x3x0.9mm, 16-pin, LGA Digital I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 1-450
KMX64-1086 6 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g / 800µT , 1200µT, User-selectable 3x3x0.9mm, 16-pin, LGA Digital SPI/I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 1-395
KMX63-1055 6 8g, 16g, 32g, 64g / 1200µT, User-selectable 3x3x0.9mm, 16-pin, LGA Digital I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 1-450
KMX65-1086 6 8g, 16g, 32g, 64g / 800µT , 1200µT, User-selectable 3x3x0.9mm, 16-pin, LGA Digital SPI/I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 1-395
Gesture Recognition 

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Gesture Designer is a software engine that, when embedded into device hardware, allows individuals to capture and manage unique signatures for any number of user-generated gestures for motion-enabled functionality in consumer electronics.  Gesture Designer is a library of code from which user-specific, gesture-based commands can be created and managed.  A gesture-based command is a recording of the data that results from the movement of an accelerometer during a gesture event.  Once authenticated by the onboard recognition engine and subsequently stored, this unique command can be used to execute an operation.

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Part Number Axis Range Package Type, Size & Pins Interface Output Temperature [°C] Supply Voltage [V] Current Consumption [μA]
KX003-1077  3 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Type 2 Digital I²C -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 10-155
KXTJ3-1057 3 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Digital I²C -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 10-155
KX126-1063 3 2g, 4g, 8g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Digital SPI/I²C -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 1.8-145
KX127-1068 3 2g, 4g, 8g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Type 2 Digital SPI/I²C -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 1.8-145
KMX62-1031 6 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g / 1200µT , User-selectable 3x3x0.9mm, 16-pin, LGA Digital I²C -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 1-450
KMX64-1086 6 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g / 800µT , 1200µT, User-selectable 3x3x0.9mm, 16-pin, LGA Digital SPI/I²C -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 1-395
Image Stabilization 

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Image stabilization reduces blurring associated with the motion of a camera during exposure. Specifically, it compensates for pan and tilt (angular movement, equivalent to yaw and pitch) of a camera or other imaging device. 

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Part Number Axis Range Package Type, Size & Pins Interface Output Temperature [°C] Supply Voltage [V] Current Consumption [μA]
KX003-1077  3 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Type 2 Digital I²C -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 10-155
KXTJ3-1057 3 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Digital I²C -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 10-155
KX126-1063 3 2g, 4g, 8g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Digital SPI/I²C -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 1.8-145
KX127-1068 3 2g, 4g, 8g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Type 2 Digital SPI/I²C -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 1.8-145
KMX62-1031 6 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g / 1200µT , User-selectable 3x3x0.9mm, 16-pin, LGA Digital I²C -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 1-450
KMX64-1086 6 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g / 800µT , 1200µT, User-selectable 3x3x0.9mm, 16-pin, LGA Digital SPI/I²C -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 1-395
KXTC9-2050 3 2g 3x3x0.9mm, 10-pin, LGA Analog -40 to +85 3.3 170-310
MEMS-enabled Remote Controls 

MEMS-enabled remote controls now have the ability to provide end users with an entirely new TV and gaming experience, including high-precision pointing to enable volume, channel, and menu control and built-in gaming functionality to turn your enhanced TV remote into a universal game controller.  Kionix's extensive lineup of high-resolution, low-power, and low-noise accelerometers are ideal for remote control applications.

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Part Number Axis Range Package Type, Size & Pins Interface Output Temperature [°C] Supply Voltage [V] Current Consumption [μA]
KX003-1077  3 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Type 2 Digital I²C -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 10-155
KXTJ3-1057 3 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Digital I²C -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 10-155
KX126-1063 3 2g, 4g, 8g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Digital SPI/I²C -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 1.8-145
KX127-1068 3 2g, 4g, 8g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Type 2 Digital SPI/I²C -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 1.8-145
KMX62-1031 6 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g / 1200µT, User-selectable 3x3x0.9mm, 16-pin, LGA Digital I²C -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 1-450
KMX64-1086 6 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g / 800µT , 1200µT, User-selectable 3x3x0.9mm, 16-pin, LGA Digital SPI/I²C -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 1-395
Motion-based Gaming 
Motion based gaming

Accelerometers have helped create a major category within the video game industry, namely motion-based gaming. All three major game hardware platforms and virtually every smartphone and tablet now can be used for motion-based games thanks to ever smaller, lower power and higher resolution accelerometers.  Gyros have also become important elements in these devices and have further improved the game experience by allowing for more accurate recognition of movement within a space.

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Part Number Axis Range Package Type, Size & Pins Interface Output Wakeup Temperature [°C] Supply Voltage [V] Current Consumption [μA]
KXTC9-2050 3 2g 3x3x0.9mm, 10-pin, LGA Analog No -40 to +85 3.3 170-310
KXR94-2283 3 2g 5x5x1.2mm, 14-pin, DFN Multiplexed Analog No -40 to +85 5.0 500-1400
KXR94-2050 3 2g 5x5x1.2mm, 14-pin, DFN Multiplexed Analog No -40 to +85 3.3 800-1,250
KXD94-2802 3 10g 5x5x1.2mm, 14-pin, DFN Multiplexed Analog No -40 to +85 5.0 900-1500
KX003-1077  3 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Type 2 Digital I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 10-155
KXTJ3-1057 3 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Digital I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 10-155
KX126-1063 3 2g, 4g, 8g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Digital SPI/I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 1.8-145
KX127-1068 3 2g, 4g, 8g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Type 2 Digital SPI/I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 1.8-145
KMX62-1031 6 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g / 1200µT, User-selectable 3x3x0.9mm, 16-pin, LGA Digital I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 1-450
KMX64-1086 6 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g / 800µT , 1200µT, User-selectable 3x3x0.9mm, 16-pin, LGA Digital SPI/I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 1-395
Navigation / GPS Assist 

Accelerometers and magnetometers improve the accuracy and reliability of navigation functions in handheld devices. The primary use of accelerometers/magnetometers in navigation is tilt compensation for an e-compass. Accelerometers/magnetometers can also be used for dead-reckoning over short periods of time and to supplement GPS systems when signals are briefly unavailable, such as indoor navigation. 

Kionix accelerometers and magnetometers can be easily integrated into handheld electronic-compass applications. Our low noise devices not only help improve compass precision, but can also allow for sampling rates to be decreased, which can provide significant power savings.

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Part Number Axis Range Package Type, Size & Pins Interface Output Wakeup Temperature [°C] Supply Voltage [V] Current Consumption [μA]
KMX62-1031 6 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g / 1200µT, User-selectable 3x3x0.9mm, 16-pin, LGA Digital I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 1-450
KMX64-1086 6 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g / 800µT , 1200µT, User-selectable 3x3x0.9mm, 16-pin, LGA Digital SPI/I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 1-395
KMX63-1055 6 8g, 16g, 32g, 64g / 1200µT, User-selectable 3x3x0.9mm, 16-pin, LGA Digital I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 1-450
KMX65-1086 6 8g, 16g, 32g, 64g / 800µT , 1200µT, User-selectable 3x3x0.9mm, 16-pin, LGA Digital SPI/I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 1-395
Power Management, Wake-up, Active / Inactive 

Reducing current consumption to enhance battery life is a primary focus for all mobile-device developers. Accelerometers with programmable interrupts or an embedded wake-up algorithm play an important role in the system by duty-cycling various other components that consume large amounts of power, but that don't need to be in the "on" state all the time. Kionix offers a number of accelerometers with programmable interrupts and embedded wake-up features

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Part Number Axis Range Package Type, Size & Pins Interface Output Wakeup FIFO/FILO Buffer Temperature [°C] Supply Voltage [V] Current Consumption [μA]
KX003-1077  3 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Type 2 Digital I²C Yes None -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 10-155
KXTJ3-1057 3 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Digital I²C Yes None -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 10-155
KX126-1063 3 2g, 4g, 8g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Digital SPI/I²C Yes 2048 bytes -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 1.8-145
KX127-1068 3 2g, 4g, 8g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Type 2 Digital SPI/I²C Yes 2048 bytes -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 1.8-145
KMX62-1031 6 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g / 1200µT, User-selectable 3x3x0.9mm, 16-pin, LGA Digital I²C Yes None -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 1-450
KMX64-1086 6 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g / 800µT , 1200µT, User-selectable 3x3x0.9mm, 16-pin, LGA Digital SPI/I²C Yes 512 bytes -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 1-395
Tap Detection 

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"Tap" can be a compelling addition to a user interface in any number of products. Kionix was an innovator of the tap-detection technology, including Directional Tap/Double Tap™, which allows a device to detect the direction of a tap and distinguish between a single tap and a double tap. This capability is available on a number of our digital accelerometers thanks to our advanced sense elements and sophisticated embedded algorithms.

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Part Number Axis G Range Package Type, Size & Pins Interface Output Tap Detection Temperature [°C] Supply Voltage [V] Current Consumption [μA]
KX126-1063 3 2g, 4g, 8g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Digital SPI/I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 1.8-145
KX127-1068 3 2g, 4g, 8g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Type 2 Digital SPI/I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 1.8-145
Tilt / Inclination Detection 

Tilt/Inclination sensing is a common application for low-g accelerometers. In today's motion-enabled world, tilt-sensing opportunities exist in a variety of industries, such as automotive, consumer electronics and military/aerospace. Virtually all Kionix accelerometers can be used for this application, but only some parts come with a built in digital engine for tilt detection. Some parts we recommend for use in tilt detection are listed below.

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Part Number Axis Range Package Type, Size & Pins Interface Output Tilt Detection Temperature [°C] Supply Voltage [V] Current Consumption [μA]
KXTC9-2050 3 2g 3x3x0.9mm, 10-pin, LGA Analog No -40 to +85 3.3 170-310
KXR94-2283 3 2g 5x5x1.2mm, 14-pin, DFN Multiplexed Analog No -40 to +85 5.0 500-1,400
KXR94-2050 3 2g 5x5x1.2mm, 14-pin, DFN Multiplexed Analog No -40 to +85 3.3 800-1,250
KXD94-2802 3 10g 5x5x1.2mm, 14-pin, DFN Multiplexed Analog No -40 to +85 5.0 900-1,500
KX003-1077  3 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Type 2 Digital I²C No -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 10-155
KXTJ3-1057 3 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Digital I²C No -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 10-155
KX126-1063 3 2g, 4g, 8g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Digital SPI/I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 1.8-145
KX127-1068 3 2g, 4g, 8g, User-selectable 2x2x0.9mm, 12-pin, LGA Type 2 Digital SPI/I²C Yes -40 to +85 1.71-3.6 1.8-145
KMX62-1031 6 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g / 1200µT, User-selectable 3x3x0.9mm, 16-pin, LGA Digital I²C No -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 1-450
KMX64-1086 6 2g, 4g, 8g, 16g / 800µT , 1200µT, User-selectable 3x3x0.9mm, 16-pin, LGA Digital SPI/I²C No -40 to +85 1.7-3.6 1-395