STMicroelectronics announces World’s First High-Performance 3-Axis MEMS Gyroscope

STMicroelectronics today introduced a high performance single-package analog gyroscope that accurately measures angular rates along three orthogonal axes. Combining superior accuracy with high stability and a small size, ST’s 3-axis gyroscope heralds the widespread adoption of realistic-motion user interfaces in all kinds of consumer applications. The sensor provides 360° angular-rate detection for high-precision 3D gesture and motion recognition in mobile phones, game controllers, personal navigation systems and other portable devices.

ST’s 3-axis gyroscope can operate with any supply voltage in the range of 2.7 to 3.6V. Robust and resistant to mechanical stress, ST’s 3-axis gyroscope leverages the same manufacturing process that ST has already successfully applied to more than 600 million accelerometers sold in the market. Samples of ST’s LYPR540AH 3-axis gyroscope, in a 4.4 x 7.5 x 1.1mm package, are available now, with volume production scheduled for Q1 2010. Unit pricing is $3.6 for volumes in the range of 10k..

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