News Release

- New Product Information -

2017/01/27
AKM releases the Smallest Class* 3-axis Electronic Compass in the World; the AK09918C for Mobile Devices are now on sale

[Product Name]
AK09918C
[Title]
3-axis electronic compass IC
[Applications]
Smartphones, Tablets, Wearable equipment, Augmented reality / virtual reality terminal
AK09918C
AK09918C
3-axis electronic compass

Description

Asahi Kasei Electronics Corporation, (AKM), the first in the industry to release the three-axis electronic compass in 2003, has pursued high performance and miniaturization, and in 2016 cumulative total of more than 3 billion products are put on the world market.*
As smartphones and tablet-type terminals become multifunctional, compact and slimmer, the mountable area of electronic devices used in terminals has become extremely narrow.  In response to these current situations, AKM has developed and launched a new product AK09918C, 3-axis electronic compass for mobile devices.  While maintaining high performance, this product realized our smallest size of 0.76 mm × 0.76 mm × 0.5 mm as our package size.

● The world's smallest class*

AK09918C realizes the smallest size 0.76 mm × 0.76 mm x 0.5 mm (63% size of the conventional product AK09916C) of our company while maintaining the high performance of the conventional product AK09916C.
It is housed in 0.4mm pitch 4-pin WL-CSP package. (power supply 2 pins, 2 pins for I2C communication)

[Notes] * According to AKM as of January 1st, 2017

Specification

AK09918C
3-axis electronic compass IC
Product Name AK09918C
AK09916C
AK09918CAK09916C
Sensitivity[μT/LSB]0.15
Output Bit[bit]16
Measurement
Range
[μT]±4900
Maximum ODR[Hz]100
Peak Current[mA]2
Current
Consumption
(@100Hz ODR)
[mA]
1.1
Power Supply
Vdd [V]1.65 to 1.95
Power Supply
Vid [V] N/A
InterfaceI/FI2C
Package
size [mm]
4-pin WL-CSP
0.4mm pitch
0.8 x 0.8 x 0.5
5-pin WL-CSP
1.2 x 0.8 x 0.5

Lineup

Product Name NEW AK09918C
3-axis electronic compass IC
AK09915C
3-axis electronic compass IC
AK09915D
3-axis electronic compass IC
Sensitivity[μT/LSB]0.15
Output Bit[bit] 16
Measurement
Range
[μT]±4,900
Maximum ODR [Hz]100200
Peak Current [mA]22.1
Current
Consumption
(@100Hz ODR)
[mA]
1.10.9
Power Supply [V] VDD: 1.65 to 1.95 VDD: 1.65 to 3.6
Interface
I2CI2C / 4-wire SPI
Data Ready output pin
Push pullOpen drain
Operation Temperature
-30 to 85 °C
Packagesize [mm]4-pin WL-CSP
0.4mm pitch
(0.8 x 0.8 x 0.5)
14-pin WL-CSP
(1.6 x 1.6 x 0.5)
Status

Available NowAvailable Now
Samples
Distributors /
Representatives


Global WEB Distributor
Digi-Key

[Notes]
* Information on this page is current on the date of press release.
* AKM is trademark of Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation in Japan, Europe and the United States.
* Appellations, company names and product names on this page are trademarks or registered trademarks of respective companies.

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