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STMicroelectronics: High-Efficiency 6-Axis MEMS Sensor Modules from STMicroelectronics Drive Transformation from Smartphone to Intelligent Personal Assistant

· New ultra-low-power gyroscope and accelerometer combos cut power
by as much as 50% over current-generation products, dramatically improving
performance of host devices

* Products enable much longer "always-on" motion-sensing for wearables and
remote controls, game consoles, drones, and virtual reality, and improved
optical image stabilization (OIS), a key feature for smartphones, tablets,
and digital cameras

Geneva, February 17, 2016
- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving
customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has revealed the
latest generation of its highly miniaturized 6-axis MEMS inertial
modules[1]with ultra-low-power design that strengthen the smartphone's
emerging role as an "always-on" personal assistant and enhance user
experiences for digital cameras, wearables and remote controls, game
consoles, drones, and virtual reality.

Continuous context sensing enables smartphones and other applications to
respond instantly and intelligently to the user's needs, but demands
ultra-low-power sensors to maximize battery life.

ST's newLSM6DSLandLSM6DSM, with innovative power management, enhanced
gyroscope design, and energy-efficient data batching, cut power consumption
by as much as 50% over the current state-of-the-art LSM6DS3 and LSM6DS3H
devices. Compliance with the most popular and innovative operating systems
helps developers maximize the value of the personalization and power-saving
features of popular mobile platforms.

In addition, the latest sensors boost gyroscope accuracy to support enhanced
user experiences such as Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), visual
localization detection, and gesture recognition, while the
accelerometer-driven step detection, step counting and pedometer, as well as
tilt and significant-motion detection are also integrated to make life easier
for handset and application developers.

"We have shipped over 100 million units of our current generation of MEMS
inertial modules to customers who include leading smartphone and consumer
brands. The new-generation products build on this success, with energy
efficiency that delivers up to 50% more performance," said Andrea Onetti,
Group VP and General Manager, Volume MEMS and Analog Division,
STMicroelectronics. "The new modules' high accuracy and integration will also
help designers develop more advanced user experiences in devices such as
digital cameras, wearables and remote controls, game consoles, drones, and
virtual reality."

Of the two new modules, the LSM6DSM has a dedicated additional processing and
serial port for camera OIS. The gyroscope has 40% lower noise and a
configurable filter that together boost camera-OIS performance from the
current-generation device (LSM6DS3H). Compared to solutions that use a
discrete OIS sensor, the LSM6DSM not only saves component count and board
space, but consumes less than 1/6 the power of the alternative designs.

The new devices will be available from Q2 2016, as 14-lead LGA modules that
are pin-and-footprint compatible with the LSM6DS3/H. Prices for orders of
1,000 pieces are $1.99 for the LSM6DSL, and $2.50 for the LSM6DSM with
dedicated OIS output.

Key technical specifications:

* 3-axis MEMS accelerometer: full-scale range ±2/±4/±8/±16 g
* 3-axis MEMS gyroscope: full-scale range ±125/±245/±500/±1000/±2000 dps
* Operating current: 0.4 mA (combo normal mode); 0.65mA (combo
high-performance mode)
* 2.5mm x 3.0mm x 0.83mm LGA-14 package
* Analog supply-voltage range: 1.71V to 3.6V
* Smart FIFO with batch acquisition, up to 4KB
* Hard, soft iron for external magnetic sensor corrections

About STMicroelectronics

ST is a global semiconductor leader delivering intelligent and
energy-efficient products and solutions that power the electronics at the
heart of everyday life. ST's products are found everywhere today, and
together with our customers, we are enabling smarter driving and smarter
factories, cities and homes, along with the next generation of mobile and
Internet of Things devices.

By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for

In 2015, the Company's net revenues were $6.90 billion, serving more than
100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found

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---------------------------------------[1]3-axis accelerometer + 3-axis gyroscope combos

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Low-Power MEMS Modules from STMicro


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