MEMS motion sensor: three-axis digital output gyroscope

The L3G4200D is a low-power three-axis angular rate sensor able to provide unprecedented stablility of zero rate level and sensitivity over temperature and time. It includes a sensing element and an IC interface capable of providing the measured angular rate to the external world through a digital interface (I2C/SPI).

The sensing element is manufactured using a dedicated micro-machining process developed by STMicroelectronics to produce inertial sensors and actuators on silicon wafers.

The IC interface is manufactured using a CMOS process that allows a high level of integration to design a dedicated circuit which is trimmed to better match the sensing element characteristics.

The L3G4200D has a full scale of ±250/±500/ ±2000 dps and is capable of measuring rates with a user-selectable bandwidth.

The L3G4200D is available in a plastic land grid array (LGA) package and can operate within a temperature range of -40 °C to +85 °C.

Key Features

  • Three selectable full scales (250/500/2000 dps)
  • I2 C/SPI digital output interface
  • 16 bit-rate value data output
  • 8-bit temperature data output
  • Two digital output lines (interrupt and data ready)
  • Integrated low- and high-pass filters with user-selectable bandwidth
  • Ultra-stable over temperature and time
  • Wide supply voltage: 2.4 V to 3.6 V
  • Low voltage-compatible IOs (1.8 V)
  • Embedded power-down and sleep mode
  • Embedded temperature sensor
  • Embedded FIFO
  • High shock survivability
  • Extended operating temperature range (-40 °C to +85 °C)
  • ECOPACK® RoHS and “Green” compliant

Circuit Diagram

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Technical Documentation

Product Specifications
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DS6714 DS6714: MEMS motion sensor: ultra-stable three-axis digital output gyroscope 3.1 1 MB
Application Notes
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AN4156 AN4156: Hardware abstraction layer for Android 1.0 369 KB
AN4504 AN4504: L3G4200D: 3-axis digital output gyroscope 1.0 791 KB
Technical Notes & Articles
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TA0343 TA0343: Everything about STMicroelectronics 3-axis digital MEMS gyroscopes 1.1 3 MB
TN0018 TN0018: Surface mounting guidelines for MEMS sensors in an LGA package 5.0 218 KB

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L3GD20 versus L3G4200D - Application hints to upgrade to L3GD20 1.0 341 KB

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Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) - white paper 1.0 3 MB

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Sample & Buy

Part Number Package Packing Type Marketing Status Unit Price (US$) * Quantity ECCN (EU) ECCN (US) Country of Origin More info Order from ST Order from Distributors
L3G4200DTR LGA 16 4x4x1.1 Tape And Reel Active 2.215 1000 NEC EAR99 MALTA MORE INFO DISTRIBUTOR AVAILABILITY

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Quality & Reliability

Part Number Marketing Status Package Grade RoHS Compliance Grade Material Declaration**
L3G4200DTR ActiveLGA 16 4x4x1.1IndustrialEcopack2 0 0

(**) The Material Declaration forms available on may be generic documents based on the most commonly used package within a package family. For this reason, they may not be 100% accurate for a specific device. Please contact our sales support for information on specific devices.