Technical Notes

Kionix FlexSet™ Performance Optimization Tool 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 customizing the accelerometer parameters, this tool allows system designers to determine the results they want in their system through precise design parameter choices. Please see the Kionix FlexSet™ page for additional information and a embedded Flash version of this document.

Technical Note KXR94 and KXD94 Accelerometer Reset Sequence Rev 1.pdf Accelerometer Reset Sequence for KXR94 and KXD94

This technical note is intended to provide information about the proper RESET of the Kionix KXR94, KXD94 accelerometers.

Technical Note KXRB5 and KXSB5 Accelerometer Reset Sequence Rev 1.pdf Accelerometer Reset Sequence for KXRB5 and KXSB5

This technical note is intended to provide information about the proper RESET of the Kionix KXRB5, KXSB5 accelerometers.

Package Handling, Mounting, and Soldering Guidelines Package Handling, Mounting, and Soldering Guidelines

This technical note is intended to provide guidelines for the handling, mounting, and soldering of Kionix's accelerometers. 

Table of Contents

    Component Handling
    Physical Mounting Recommendations
    Soldering Guidelines 
    De-Soldering / Re-Work

PCB Design Guidelines for 3x3 LGA Accelerometers Rev 5.pdf 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.

PCB Design Guidelines for 3x5 LGA Accelerometers 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.

PCB Design Guidelines for 5x5 DFN Accelerometers 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.

MEMS Sensor Terminology MEMS Sensor Terminology

A document explaining common MEMS sensor terminology.

Interrupt Threshold Calculator.xls Interrupt Threshold Calculator

A spreadsheet calculator for determining thresholds and delays.

Kionix Filters and Startup Time Kionix Filters and Startup Time

A spreadsheet calculator for calculating filter caps. Shows how selected filter caps effect start times.

Sockets for Accelerometer Development Sockets for Accelerometer Development

A list of recommendations for board level accelerometer sockets with links to the manufacturers.

Kionix Evaluation Board Mating Connector 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.

Noise Measurements Noise Measurements

This technical note is intended to provide general guidelines for characterizing noise performance of MEMS accelerometers.

Library of Kionix packages for PADS PCB Design Tool. Kionix_Inc_PADs_200908

Library of Kionix packages for PADS PCB Design Tool.

PCB Design Guidelines for 2x2 LGA Accelerometers Rev 2.pdf 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.