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Development board focuses on Xtrinsic sensors

07 Jun 2013

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A multi MEMS development board for Xtrinsic sensors was recently launched by Element14. Designers will be able to easily understand and test the latest sensing technologies using this low cost solution. It features a next generation pressure sensor, accelerometer and a magnetometer to measure motion, pressure or altitude, determine physical position and detect magnetic fields.

Designed to work with a range of key applications including mobiles and tablets, remote controls, game consoles, navigation and medical devices, the new development board for Xtrinsic sensors offers design engineers real flexibility and comes with a Freescale Freedom FRDM-KL25Z platform to help demonstrate the sensor board functionality. The FRDM-KL25Z is an ultra-low-cost development platform enabled by the energy-efficient Kinetis L Series KL1x and KL2x MCUs families built on the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor.

Device drivers and sample codes are also included to cater for the easy evaluation and demonstration of the performance of the sensors to measure motion, altitude, pressure, the detection of magnetic fields and physical position. In addition, each of the development boards comes equipped with a USB cable and quick start guide.

multi MEMS development board

Element14's multi MEMS development board for Xtrinsic sensors.


  • Xtrinsic MPL3115 high-precision pressure sensor
  • Xtrinsic MAG3110 low-power 3D magnetometer
  • Xtrinsic MMA8491Q 3-axis digital accelerometer
  • FRDM-KL25Z Freescale Freedom Development Platform: ARM Cortex-M0+ MCU, up to 48MHz and 128KB Flash, 16KB SRAM

This new board, which retails at $26.99, is available through Element14 in Asia Pacific.

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