Motion-Sensing Module Packs Five Degrees of Freedom

June 21, 2011
The LSM320DL multi-sensor module provides what the company says is five degrees of freedom.

The LSM320DL multi-sensor module provides what the company says is five degrees of freedom. In essence, the integration of a three-axis digital accelerometer with a two-axis digital gyroscope in a single device promises to improve sensing accuracy and reliability at reduced size and cost. The module detects acceleration up to 16 g and angular rate up to 2,000 dps along the pitch and yaw axes. Applications include intuitive user interfaces in mobile phones, game consoles, pointers, remotes and other smart devices, dead-reckoning and map-matching in advanced navigation systems, smart power saving and free-fall detection in portable electronics, and vibration monitoring and compensation. Price for the LSM320DL multi-sensor module is $3.50 each/1,000. STMICROELECTRONICS, Lexington, MA. (888) 787-3550.

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