STMicroelectronics, a dealer in serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with semiconductor solutions, announced that it will be demonstrating its latest innovative technologies at the Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona on February 14-17, 2011. The demo will show how the company’s motion, touch and proximity sensors can help realize natural user interfaces in tomorrow’s mobile phones and other portable gadgets.
ST is a provider of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) devices for consumer and portable applications that are built on its advanced proprietary technologies. MEMS are claimed to be capable of addressing the most innovative features required on the market, ranging from mobile and consumer applications to the innovative needs of the healthcare and automotive markets.
ST’s accelerometers and gyroscopes have enabled motion-activated user interfaces in many popular smart phones, game consoles and remotes. The state-of-the-art analog and digital accelerometers feature up to ±24g full scale, high resolution, smart embedded functionalities and advanced power-saving features. The company’s single-, dual- and tri-axis gyroscopes covers a wide full-scale range (from 30 to 6000 dps) in small LGA package and are capable of providing different combinations of analog and digital outputs.
On display at Mobile World Congress (News - Alert), ST’s sensor fusion applications offer up to 10 degrees of freedom, combining 3-axis sensing of linear, angular and magnetic motion with temperature and barometer/altitude readings.
ST offers solutions catering to the high-end needs of mobile platform suppliers and device manufacturers. Its solutions can be deployed in both capacitive and resistive touchscreen designs, in simple and complex multi-touch apps and they offer high sensitivity and noise tolerance.
Apart from its MEMS and touch-sensors, ST also delivers power management chips, audio drivers, camera sensors and modules, image processors, interface and interconnect devices, protection and filtering products, radio frequency ICs, as well as standard and secure microcontrollers.
Recently, the company unveiled Teseo II receiver STA8088EX, a single die standalone positioning receiver IC working on multiple constellations (GPS/GALILEO/GLONASS/QZSS).
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Edited by Jennifer Russell