STMicroelectronics Introduces Worlds smallest 3-Axis Digital Gyroscope


STMicroelectronics has expanded its motion-sensing portfolio with the addition of the world’s smallest three-axis digital-output gyroscope. ST’s L3G3200D enables advanced motion sensing in ever-shrinking form factors of next-generation mobile phones, tablets and other smart consumer devices, by reducing the package size by almost half over current-generation sensors. Leveraging a well-consolidated single-sensing structure, the new STMicroelectronics 3 x 3.5 x 1 mm gyroscope exhibits excellent robustness and immunity to mechanical stress, along with outstanding temperature stability to deliver high-performance motion measurement along all three orthogonal axes.


The STMicroelectronics L3G3200D gyroscope provides a 16-bit data output on the interrupt and data-ready lines and it integrates low- and high-pass filters with user-selectable bandwidth. The device operates over an extended temperature range from -40°C to +85°C and includes a temperature sensor with an 8-bit data output. Samples of ST’s L3G3200D gyroscope are available now. Unit pricing is $2.53 in quantities of 1,000 pieces.