InvenSense IDG-1100 World’s smallest dual-axis gyroscope

InvenSense today announced the introduction of the IDG-1100 family of dual-axis gyroscopes, the world’s smallest solution at 4 x 5 x 1.2 mm. InvenSense’s dual-axis gyroscopes, which integrate both the micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) resonating structures and compensating complimentary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) electronics at the silicon wafer level, is 25% smaller than any competing dual-axis gyro solution on the market today.
The IDG-1100 product family targets cost sensitive and size-constrained portable consumer applications such as digital still cameras (DSC) and camcorders for image and video stabilization, portable navigation devices (PND) for dead reckoning when GPS signals are lost or corrupted, and 3D motion sensing devices such as air mice and audio/video remote controls for television and multimedia centers and game controllers.

Using bulk silicon MEMS technology provides for a robust solution that is capable of handling shocks as high as 10,000 G, which is crucial for most portable consumer electronics vulnerable to frequent drops on hard surfaces.