MEMS with gyro sensor

12 August 2008

A miniature, surface-mountable gyro sensor offers 300 degrees-per-second angular rate measurement.

STMicroelectronics has introduced the LISY300AL, a 7mm x 7mm x 1.5mm surface-mount MEMS single-axis yaw gyroscope for angular rate sensing up to 300 degrees per second (full scale).

The 28-lead LGA device claims to combine high sensitivity, an extended supply voltage range (from 2.7V to 3.6V), and a selectable power-down mode. It also provides reduced standby power for applications such as game controllers, intuitive pointers, vehicle or personal navigation, and image stabilisation. Indeed, high survivability of shock and vibration allows for use in demanding environments including industrial and automotive systems. The manufacturer states that the LISY300AL can also be used for tilting and angular motion detection in robotics. An embedded self-test function also provides extra assurance of accuracy and reliability. In addition, it uses RoHS compliant ECOPACK packaging.

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