Electronic Design

Digital Gyroscope Sets Bar For Motion-Sensing Realism

In a 4 mm x 4 mm x 1 mm package, the L3GD20 digital gyroscope combines high sensing resolution with high immunity to audio noise and vibrations to make motion-sensing user interfaces more realistic. With a resonant frequency above the audio bandwidth, the three-axis digital gyroscope offers user-programmable full-scale ranges from ±250 dps to ±2,000 dps and provides a 16-bit data output and configurable low- and high-pass filters. It operates with any supply voltage over a 2.4V to 3.6V range. Sampling now, volume production arrives in the fourth quarter. Unit pricing is $2.95 each/1,000. STMICROELECTRONICS, Lexington, MA. (888) 787-3550.

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