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Tri-Axis MEMS Gyroscope Packs 360 Degrees Of Freedom

Tri-Axis MEMS Gyroscope Packs 360 Degrees Of Freedom

The company’s three-axis gyroscope provides 360° angular-rate detection for 3D gesture and motion recognition in mobile phones, game controllers, personal navigation systems, and other portable devices. Teaming with a three-axis accelerometer, the gyroscope enables the creation of inertial measurement units, devices that track and deliver complete information on the type, rate, and direction of motion. It provides two separate outputs for each of the three axes at the same time: a 400-dps full-scale value for slow motion and a 1,600-dps full-scale value to detect and measure very fast events. Other features include an operating temperature range from -40°C to +85°C and an operating voltage in the range of 2.7 to 3.6V. With volume production set for the first quarter of 2010, pricing is $3.60 each/10,000. STMICROELECTRONICS, Lexington, MA. (888) 787-3550.
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