Ultra-Low Power Self-Computing Binary Output Digital MEMS Accelerometer Conference Paper uri icon


  • © 2016 IEEE. This work presents the concept and preliminary results for electromechanical self-computing binary output digital accelerometers. Such devices require only bias voltages and no readout or control electronics for operation (zero static power for operation). The device comprises of a number of acceleration switches (equal to the number of the bits of resolution) which are coupled to each other via electrostatic actuators. As a result of an applied acceleration and interactions of switches and actuators with each other, a digitized binary acceleration output is generated. In this work, a 2-bit accelerometer operating in the 0-1g range is successfully demonstrated.

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  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • Kumar¹, V., Guo¹, X., Jafari², R., & Pourkamali¹, S.

citation count

  • 1

publication date

  • January 2016