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filetype icon TSACK0013 Kionix FlexSet™ Performance Optimization Tool FlexSet™ is both a design tool and an informational / educational tool. Representative of the actual register selections that engineers will have when customising the accelerometer parameters, this tool allows system designers to determine the results they want in their system through precise design parameter choices. Please contact Willow Technologies - +44 (0) 1342 717102 for additional information and a embedded Flash version of this document.
filetype icon TSACK0015 KX022 and KX023 Power-On Procedure Information about the proper power-on procedure of the Kionix KX022 and KX023. This technical note is intended to provide information about the proper power-on procedure of the Kionix KX022, and KX023 accelerometers.
filetype icon TSACK0013 Kionix FlexSet™ Performance Optimization Tool FlexSet™ is both a design tool and an informational / educational tool. Representative of the actual register selections that engineers will have when customising the accelerometer parameters, this tool allows system designers to determine the results they want in their system through precise design parameter choices. Please contact Willow Technologies - +44 (0) 1342 717102 for additional information and a embedded Flash version of this document.
filetype icon TSACK0001 Package Handling, Mounting and Soldering Guidelines This technical note is intended to provide guidelines for the handling, mounting and soldering of Kionix's accelerometers. Component Handling - Physical Mounting Recommendations - Soldering Guidelines - De-Soldering / Re-Work This technical note is intended to provide guidelines for the handling, mounting, and soldering of Kionix’s sensors. These guidelines are general in nature and based on recommended industry practices. The user must apply their actual experiences and development efforts to optimise designs and processes for their manufacturing techniques and the needs of varying end-use applications.
filetype icon TSACK0016 KX112, KX122, KX123, KX124, KX222, and KX224 Accelerometer Power-On Procedure Proper power-on procedure of the Kionix KX112, KX122, KX123, KX124, KX222, and KX224 accelerometers. This technical note is intended to provide information about the proper power-on procedure of the Kionix KX112, KX122, KX123, KX124, KX222, and KX224 accelerometers.
filetype icon TSACK0001 Package Handling, Mounting and Soldering Guidelines This technical note is intended to provide guidelines for the handling, mounting and soldering of Kionix's accelerometers. Component Handling - Physical Mounting Recommendations - Soldering Guidelines - De-Soldering / Re-Work This technical note is intended to provide guidelines for the handling, mounting, and soldering of Kionix’s sensors. These guidelines are general in nature and based on recommended industry practices. The user must apply their actual experiences and development efforts to optimise designs and processes for their manufacturing techniques and the needs of varying end-use applications.
filetype icon TSACK0023 KX126 and KX127 Power-On Procedure Information about the proper power-on procedure of the Kionix KX126 & KX127 accelerometer. Proper functioning of power-on reset (POR) is dependent on the specific VDD, VDDLOW, TVDD (rise time), and TVDD_OFF profile of individual applications. It is recommended to minimize VDDLOW, and TVDD, and maximize TVDD_OFF. It is also advised that the VDD ramp up time TVDD be monotonic. To assure proper POR in all environmental conditions the application should be evaluated over the customer specified range of VDD, VDDLOW, TVDD , TVDD_OFF and temperature as POR performance can vary depending on these parameters.
filetype icon TSACK0012 PCB Design Guidelines for 2x2 LGA Accelerometers This technical note is intended to provide information about Kionix's 2 x 2 mm LGA packages and guidelines for developing PCB land pattern layouts. This technical note is intended to provide information about Kionix’s 2 x 2 mm LGA packages and guidelines for developing PCB land pattern layouts. These guidelines are general in nature and based on recommended industry practices. The user must apply their actual experiences and development efforts to optimise designs and processes for their manufacturing techniques and the needs of varying end-use applications. It should be noted that with the proper PCB footprint and solder stencil designs, the package will self-align during the solder reflow process.
filetype icon TSACK0002 PCB Design Guidelines for 3x3 LGA Accelerometers This technical note is intended to provide information about Kionix's 3 x 3 mm LGA packages and guidelines for developing PCB land pattern layouts. This technical note is intended to provide information about Kionix’s 3 x 3 mm LGA packages and guidelines for developing PCB land pattern layouts. These guidelines are general in nature and based on recommended industry practices. The user must apply their actual experiences and development efforts to optimize designs and processes for their manufacturing techniques and the needs of varying end-use applications. It should be noted that with the proper PCB footprint and solder stencil designs, the package will self-align during the solder reflow process.
filetype icon TSACK0002 PCB Design Guidelines for 3x3 LGA Accelerometers This technical note is intended to provide information about Kionix's 3 x 3 mm LGA packages and guidelines for developing PCB land pattern layouts. This technical note is intended to provide information about Kionix’s 3 x 3 mm LGA packages and guidelines for developing PCB land pattern layouts. These guidelines are general in nature and based on recommended industry practices. The user must apply their actual experiences and development efforts to optimize designs and processes for their manufacturing techniques and the needs of varying end-use applications. It should be noted that with the proper PCB footprint and solder stencil designs, the package will self-align during the solder reflow process.
filetype icon TSACK0019 KXTC9, KXTC8 and KX220 Power-On Procedure This technical note is intended to provide information about the proper power-on reset of the Kionix KXTC8, KXTC9, and KX220 accelerometers. This technical note is intended to provide information about the proper RESET of the Kionix KXTC9, KXTC8 accelerometers.
filetype icon TSACK0005 MEMS Sensor Terminology A document explaining common MEMS sensor terminology. Accelerometer & Gyroscopes Terminology
filetype icon TSACK0003 PCB Design Guidelines for 3x5 LGA Accelerometers This technical note is intended to provide information about Kionix's 3 x 5 mm LGA packages and guidelines for developing PCB land pattern layouts. This technical note is intended to provide information about Kionix’s 3 x 5 mm LGA packages and guidelines for developing PCB land pattern layouts. These guidelines are general in nature and based on recommended industry practices. The user must apply their actual experiences and development efforts to optimize designs and processes for their manufacturing techniques and the needs of varying end-use applications. It should be noted that with the proper PCB footprint and solder stencil designs, the package will self-align during the solder reflow process.
filetype icon TSACK0017 KXR94 AND KXD94 Accelerometer Reset Sequence Information about the proper RESET of the Kionix KXR94, and KXD94 accelerometers. This technical note is intended to provide information about the proper RESET of the Kionix KXR94, and KXD94 accelerometers.
filetype icon TSACK0006 Interrupt Threshold Calculator A spreadsheet calculator for determining thresholds and delays. Threshold & delay calculator - Enter desired range, interrupt frequency, threshold and delay time
filetype icon TSACK0004 PCB Design Guidelines for 5x5 DFN Accelerometers This technical note is intended to provide information about Kionix's 5 x 5 mm DFN packages and guidelines for developing PCB land pattern layouts. This technical note is intended to provide information about Kionix’s 5 x 5 mm DFN packages and guidelines for developing PCB land pattern layouts. These guidelines are general in nature and based on recommended industry practices. The user must apply their actual experiences and development efforts to optimize designs and processes for their manufacturing techniques and the needs of varying end-use applications. It should be noted that with the proper PCB footprint and solder stencil designs, the package will self-align during the solder reflow process.
filetype icon TSACK0018 KXRB5 AND KXSB5 Accelerometer Reset Sequence Information about the proper RESET of the Kionix KXRB5 and KXSB5 accelerometers. This technical note is intended to provide information about the proper RESET of the Kionix KXRB5, KXSB5 accelerometers.
filetype icon TSACK0007 Kionix Filters and Start-up Time A spreadsheet calculator for calculating filter caps. Shows how selected filter caps effect start times. Filters & start up time - Enter the known quantities
filetype icon TSACK0005 MEMS Sensor Terminology A document explaining common MEMS sensor terminology. Accelerometer & Gyroscopes Terminology
filetype icon TSACK0020 KXTJ2 Accelerometer Self Test operation and Character Information about the operation and character of the KXTJ2 Self-Test. This technical note is intended to provide information about the operation and character of the KXTJ2 Self-Test. Self-Test is a standard feature in Kionix MEMS accelerometers that enables our customers to verify that the part is functional during static motion states. However, the customer must use the proper algorithm to ensure functionality. Applicable theories, plots, and equations are provided with this note as guidelines.
filetype icon TSACK0008 Sockets for Accelerometer Development A list of recommendations for board level accelerometer sockets with links to the manufacturers. Kionix recognizes the fact that engineers developing applications sometimes need to explore different options in order to settle on the optimal solution. To facilitate this exploration, a socket on a prototyping board is an efficient technique for testing different accelerometer solutions. To aid our customers in finding sockets for our accelerometers, Kionix is offering the name of the supplier and the part numbers for the sockets we use for prototype development.
filetype icon TSACK0006 Interrupt Threshold Calculator A spreadsheet calculator for determining thresholds and delays. Threshold & delay calculator - Enter desired range, interrupt frequency, threshold and delay time
filetype icon TSACK0025 KXUD9 Accelerometer Reset Sequence Information about the proper RESET of the Kionix KXUD9 accelerometers. Proper functioning of power-on reset (POR) is dependent on the specific VDD, VDDLOW, TVDD (rise time), and TVDD_OFF profile of individual applications. It is recommended to minimize VDDLOW, and TVDD, and maximize TVDD_OFF. It is also advised that the VDD ramp up time TVDD be monotonic. To assure proper POR in all environmental conditions the application should be evaluated over the customer specified range of VDD, VDDLOW, TVDD , TVDD_OFF and temperature as POR performance can vary depending on these parameters.
filetype icon TSACK0009 Kionix Evaluation Board Mating Connector All Kionix accelerometer evaluation boards use the same 14-pin header, so a common mating connector can be used for all products. To aid our customers in their accelerometer evaluation, Kionix is offering the name of a retailer, and the part number for the mating connector we recommend, for evaluation board interfacing. Kionix recognises that engineers developing applications sometimes need to explore different options in order to settle on the optimal solution. To facilitate this exploration, an evaluation board is an efficient technique for testing different accelerometer solutions. All Kionix accelerometer evaluation boards use the same 14-pin header, so a common mating connector can be used for all products. To aid our customers in their accelerometer evaluation, Kionix is offering the name of a retailer and the part number for the mating connector we recommend for evaluation board interfacing.
filetype icon TSACK0007 Kionix Filters and Start-up Time A spreadsheet calculator for calculating filter caps. Shows how selected filter caps effect start times. Filters & start up time - Enter the known quantities
filetype icon TSACK0024 KXTJ3 Accelerometer Power-On Procedure Information about the proper power-on procedure of the Kionix KXTJ3 accelerometer. Proper functioning of power-on reset (POR) is dependent on the specific VDD, VDDLOW, TVDD (rise time), and TVDD_OFF profile of individual applications. It is recommended to minimize VDDLOW, and TVDD, and maximize TVDD_OFF. It is also advised that the VDD ramp up time TVDD be monotonic. To assure proper POR in all environmental conditions the application should be evaluated over the customer specified range of VDD, VDDLOW, TVDD , TVDD_OFF and temperature as POR performance can vary depending on these parameters.
filetype icon TSACK0010 Noise Measurements This technical note is intended to provide general guidelines for characterizing noise performance of MEMS accelerometers. The noise characterisation guidelines we present in this article are general in nature and based on recommended industry practices; users must apply their actual experiences and development efforts to optimize designs and processes for their testing techniques. The goal of the experiment we describe is to establish reliable estimates of the resolution of MEMS accelerometers.
filetype icon TSACK0008 Sockets for Accelerometer Development A list of recommendations for board level accelerometer sockets with links to the manufacturers. Kionix recognizes the fact that engineers developing applications sometimes need to explore different options in order to settle on the optimal solution. To facilitate this exploration, a socket on a prototyping board is an efficient technique for testing different accelerometer solutions. To aid our customers in finding sockets for our accelerometers, Kionix is offering the name of the supplier and the part numbers for the sockets we use for prototype development.
filetype icon TSACK0021 FlexSet TM Performance Optimizer for Ultimate Control of Accelerometer Power & Noise Kionix Introduces FlexSet TM Performance Optimizer for Ultimate Control of Accelerometer Power and Noise The innovative FlexSetTM technology enables system designers, for the first time, to set and dynamically adjust power and noise values to meet their system’s unique requirements and obtain optimal performance. The new technology is built into Kionix’s latest accelerometers, including the KX022 (2x2mm) and KX023 (3x3mm), and will become a cornerstone of Kionix’s low power, high performance products in the future.
filetype icon TSACK0011 Kionix Inc. PADS 200908 Library of Kionix packages for PADS PCB Design Tool. Kionix Inc PADs 200908 ZIP archive, unpacked size 186,898 bytes
filetype icon TSACK0009 Kionix Evaluation Board Mating Connector All Kionix accelerometer evaluation boards use the same 14-pin header, so a common mating connector can be used for all products. To aid our customers in their accelerometer evaluation, Kionix is offering the name of a retailer, and the part number for the mating connector we recommend, for evaluation board interfacing. Kionix recognises that engineers developing applications sometimes need to explore different options in order to settle on the optimal solution. To facilitate this exploration, an evaluation board is an efficient technique for testing different accelerometer solutions. All Kionix accelerometer evaluation boards use the same 14-pin header, so a common mating connector can be used for all products. To aid our customers in their accelerometer evaluation, Kionix is offering the name of a retailer and the part number for the mating connector we recommend for evaluation board interfacing.
filetype icon TSACK0001 Package Handling, Mounting and Soldering Guidelines This technical note is intended to provide guidelines for the handling, mounting and soldering of Kionix's accelerometers. Component Handling - Physical Mounting Recommendations - Soldering Guidelines - De-Soldering / Re-Work This technical note is intended to provide guidelines for the handling, mounting, and soldering of Kionix’s sensors. These guidelines are general in nature and based on recommended industry practices. The user must apply their actual experiences and development efforts to optimise designs and processes for their manufacturing techniques and the needs of varying end-use applications.
filetype icon TSACK0010 Noise Measurements This technical note is intended to provide general guidelines for characterizing noise performance of MEMS accelerometers. The noise characterisation guidelines we present in this article are general in nature and based on recommended industry practices; users must apply their actual experiences and development efforts to optimize designs and processes for their testing techniques. The goal of the experiment we describe is to establish reliable estimates of the resolution of MEMS accelerometers.
filetype icon TSACK0012 PCB Design Guidelines for 2x2 LGA Accelerometers This technical note is intended to provide information about Kionix's 2 x 2 mm LGA packages and guidelines for developing PCB land pattern layouts. This technical note is intended to provide information about Kionix’s 2 x 2 mm LGA packages and guidelines for developing PCB land pattern layouts. These guidelines are general in nature and based on recommended industry practices.
filetype icon TSACK0011 Kionix Inc. PADS 200908 Library of Kionix packages for PADS PCB Design Tool. Kionix Inc PADs 200908 ZIP archive, unpacked size 186,898 bytes
filetype icon TSACK0002 PCB Design Guidelines for 3x3 LGA Accelerometers Information about Kionix’s 3 x 3 mm LGA packages and guidelines for developing PCB land pattern layouts. These guidelines are general in nature and based on recommended industry practices. The user must apply their actual experiences and development efforts to optimize designs and processes for their manufacturing techniques and the needs of varying end-use applications. It should be noted that with the proper PCB footprint and solder stencil designs, the package will self-align during the solder reflow process.
filetype icon TSACK0003 PCB Design Guidelines for 3x5 LGA Accelerometers This technical note is intended to provide information about Kionix's 3 x 5 mm LGA packages and guidelines for developing PCB land pattern layouts. This technical note is intended to provide information about Kionix’s 3 x 5 mm LGA packages and guidelines for developing PCB land pattern layouts. These guidelines are general in nature and based on recommended industry practices. The user must apply their actual experiences and development efforts to optimize designs and processes for their manufacturing techniques and the needs of varying end-use applications. It should be noted that with the proper PCB footprint and solder stencil designs, the package will self-align during the solder reflow process.
filetype icon TSACK0022 PCB Design Guidelines for 4x4 LGA Accelerometers Information about Kionix’s 4 x 4 mm LGA packages and guidelines for developing PCB land pattern layouts. These guidelines are general in nature and based on recommended industry practices. The user must apply their actual experiences and development efforts to optimize designs and processes for their manufacturing techniques and the needs of varying end-use applications. It should be noted that with the proper PCB footprint and solder stencil designs, the package will self-align during the solder reflow process.
filetype icon TSACK0004 PCB Design Guidelines for 5x5 DFN Accelerometers Information about Kionix’s 5 x 5 mm DFN packages and guidelines for developing PCB land pattern layouts. These guidelines are general in nature and based on recommended industry practices. The user must apply their actual experiences and development efforts to optimize designs and processes for their manufacturing techniques and the needs of varying end-use applications. It should be noted that with the proper PCB footprint and solder stencil designs, the package will self-align during the solder reflow process.
filetype icon TSACK0009 Evaluation Board Mating Connector All Kionix accelerometer evaluation boards use the same 14-pin header, so a common mating connector can be used for all products. To aid our customers in their accelerometer evaluation, Kionix is offering the name of a retailer, and the part number for the mating connector we recommend, for evaluation board interfacing. Kionix recognises that engineers developing applications sometimes need to explore different options in order to settle on the optimal solution. To facilitate this exploration, an evaluation board is an efficient technique for testing different accelerometer solutions. All Kionix accelerometer evaluation boards use the same 14-pin header, so a common mating connector can be used for all products. To aid our customers in their accelerometer evaluation, Kionix is offering the name of a retailer and the part number for the mating connector we recommend for evaluation board interfacing.
filetype icon TSACK0013 FlexSet™ Performance Optimization Tool FlexSet™ is both a design tool and an informational / educational tool. Representative of the actual register selections that engineers will have when customising the accelerometer parameters, this tool allows system designers to determine the results they want in their system through precise design parameter choices. Please contact Willow Technologies - +44 (0) 1342 717102 for additional information and a embedded Flash version of this document.
filetype icon TSACK0007 Filters and Start-up Time A spreadsheet calculator for calculating filter caps. Shows how selected filter caps effect start times. Filters & start up time - Enter the known quantities
filetype icon TSACK0006 Interrupt Threshold Calculator A spreadsheet calculator for determining thresholds and delays. Threshold & delay calculator - Enter desired range, interrupt frequency, threshold and delay time
filetype icon TSACK0005 MEMS Sensor Terminology A document explaining common MEMS sensor terminology. Accelerometer & Gyroscopes Terminology
filetype icon TSACK0010 Noise Measurements This technical note is intended to provide general guidelines for characterizing noise performance of MEMS accelerometers. The noise characterisation guidelines we present in this article are general in nature and based on recommended industry practices; users must apply their actual experiences and development efforts to optimize designs and processes for their testing techniques. The goal of the experiment we describe is to establish reliable estimates of the resolution of MEMS accelerometers.
filetype icon TSACK0011 Packages for PADS 200908 Library of Kionix packages for PADS PCB Design Tool. Kionix Inc PADs 200908 ZIP archive, unpacked size 186,898 bytes
filetype icon TSACK0008 Sockets for Accelerometer Development A list of recommendations for board level accelerometer sockets with links to the manufacturers. Kionix recognizes the fact that engineers developing applications sometimes need to explore different options in order to settle on the optimal solution. To facilitate this exploration, a socket on a prototyping board is an efficient technique for testing different accelerometer solutions. To aid our customers in finding sockets for our accelerometers, Kionix is offering the name of the supplier and the part numbers for the sockets we use for prototype development.

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