Higher g-range accelerometers from Kionix

Kionix, an actor in the design and manufacture of sensors, announces accelerometers with higher g-ranges, higher bandwidths, 25.6KHz sampling rates and improvements in its already robust shock-resistant MEMS elements. The KX222 and KX224 are 2mm x 2mm footprint and 3mm x 3mm footprint accelerometers designed to address a demand for increased capabilities by offering expanded measurement ranges in both amplitude and frequency.

Sensors typically designed and used in the smartphone market are often neither ideal nor capable of serving a growing number of applications in other markets and application areas,” said Nader Sadrzadeh, President and CEO of Kionix. “Our new higher g-range line of accelerometers, starting with the KX222 and KX224, are specifically designed to serve Industrial and Sports applications.”

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Tri-Axis, User Selectable ± 8g, 16g, 32g, Digital (I2C/SPI) Output, Integrated FIFO/FILO buffer, 2x2x0.9mm LGA – KX222-1054

The KX222 and KX224 offer user-configurable g-ranges of ±8g, ±16g and ±32g. Where many accelerometers have mechanical resonances on the order of 1-2kHz, these new accelerometers offer higher bandwidths with mechanical resonances up to 6kHz. To make use of these higher bandwidths and offer finer frequency resolution, sampling rates up to 25.6kHz are available. Additionally, the mechanical MEMS structures in KX222 and KX224 are built specifically for shock resistance and resilience in order to operate reliably in higher shock environments.

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Tri-Axis, User Selectable ± 8g, 16g, 32g, Digital (I2C/SPI) Output, Integrated FIFO/FILO buffer, 3x3x0.9mm LGA – KX224-1053


Kionix, a ROHM Group Company, is a global MEMS sensor manufacturer based in Ithaca, NY, USA, offers high-performance, low-power accelerometers, gyroscopes, and 6-axis combination sensors plus comprehensive software libraries that support a full range of sensor combinations, operating systems and hardware platforms. Leading consumer, automotive, health and fitness and industrial companies worldwide use Kionix sensors and total system solutions to enable motion-based functionality in their products. Kionix is ISO 9001:2008, TS 16949, and TS 14001:2004 certified. Kionix is a wholly owned subsidiary of ROHM Co., Ltd.