Robust package design makes six-axis motion sensor ideal for harsh automotive applications
EWTS5G sensor is automotive-qualified and supports the requirements of the ISO 26262 standard. Panasonic Industry Europe has developed a six-axis inertial motion sensor which provides the robust and accurate performance required in automotive applications.
EWTS5G sensor is automotive-qualified and supports the requirements of the ISO 26262 standard.
The new AEC-Q100 qualified EWTS5G MEMS sensor combines a three-axis gyroscope and three-axis accelerometer in a compact QFN package with wettable flanks. Factory calibrated, it offers excellent performance over a wide dynamic range: total sensitivity error is less than ±3%, and the sensor provides measurement bandwidth of more than 20 kHz.
The EWTS5G is housed in a special stepped package which offers high reliability in the harsh automotive environment. During board assembly, the solder creates a reliable connection in the throat of the step. This allows for correct soldering and error-free assembly, which is essential for safety-critical automotive applications such as ABS brakes or traction control.
This robust, shock- and vibration-resistant device also supports compliance with the specifications of the ISO 26262 functional safety standard, and is compatible with ASIL-D applications.