iNEMO inertial module, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, ideal for smartphones, IoT devices and wearables, ultra-small and low power

The LSM6DSM is a system-in-package featuring a 3D digital accelerometer and a 3D digital gyroscope performing at 0.65 mA in high-performance mode and enabling always-on low-power features for an optimal motion experience for the consumer.

The LSM6DSM supports main OS requirements, offering real, virtual and batch sensors with 4 kbyte for dynamic data batching.

ST’s family of MEMS sensor modules leverages the robust and mature manufacturing processes already used for the production of micromachined accelerometers and gyroscopes.

The various sensing elements are manufactured using specialized micromachining processes, while the IC interfaces are developed using CMOS technology that allows the design of a dedicated circuit which is trimmed to better match the characteristics of the sensing element.

The LSM6DSM has a full-scale acceleration range of ±2/±4/±8/±16 g and an angular rate range of ±125/±250/±500/±1000/±2000 dps.

The LSM6DSM fully supports EIS and OIS applications as the module includes a dedicated configurable signal processing path for OIS and auxiliary SPI configurable for both the gyroscope and accelerometer.

High robustness to mechanical shock makes the LSM6DSM the preferred choice of system designers for the creation and manufacturing of reliable products.

The LSM6DSM is available in a plastic land grid array (LGA) package.

Key Features

  • “Always-on” experience with low power consumption for both accelerometer and gyroscope
  • Power consumption: 0.4 mA in combo normal mode and 0.65 mA in combo high-performance mode
  • Smart FIFO up to 4 kbyte based on features set
  • Android M compliant
  • Auxiliary SPI for OIS data output for gyroscope and accelerometer
  • Hard, soft ironing for external magnetic sensor corrections
  • ±2/±4/±8/±16 g full scale
  • ±125/±250/±500/±1000/±2000 dps full scale
  • Analog supply voltage: 1.71 V to 3.6 V
  • SPI & I2 C serial interface with main processor data synchronization
  • Dedicated gyroscope low-pass filters for UI and OIS applications
  • Smart embedded functions: pedometer, step detector and step counter, significant motion and tilt
  • Standard interrupts: free-fall, wakeup, 6D/4D orientation, click and double-click
  • Embedded temperature sensor
  • ECOPACK® , RoHS and “Green” compliant


Technical Documentation

Product Specifications
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DS11179 DS11179: iNEMO inertial module: always-on 3D accelerometer and 3D gyroscope 7.0 1 MB
Application Notes
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AN4987 AN4987: LSM6DSM: always-on 3D accelerometer and 3D gyroscope 4.0 3 MB
Technical Notes & Articles
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TN0018 TN0018: Surface mounting guidelines for MEMS sensors in an LGA package 6.0 214 KB
Design Notes & Tips
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DT0064 DT0064: Noise analysis and identification in MEMS sensors, Allan, Time, Hadamard, Overlapping, Modified, Total variance 1.0 616 KB

Publications and Collaterals

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LSM6DSM iNEMO® always-on 6-axis inertial module 663 KB
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AEC-Q100-qualified for smart automotive applications 01.2018 1 MB
MEMS and Sensors, Smart solutions for IoT and enhanced user experience 1 MB
White Papers
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Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) - white paper 1.0 3 MB

Tools and Software

Embedded Software
MEMS and Sensors Software
Evaluation Tools
Solution Evaluation Tools
Support & Community

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
LSM6DSM VFLGA2.5X3X.86 14L P.5 L.475X.25 Tray Preview - - NEC EAR99 - MORE INFO No availability reported, please contact our Sales office

(*) Suggested Resale Price per unit (USD) for BUDGETARY USE ONLY. For quotes, prices in local currency, please contact your local ST Sales Office  or our Distributors

Quality & Reliability

Part Number Marketing Status Package RoHS Compliance Grade Material Declaration**
LSM6DSM PreviewVFLGA2.5X3X.86 14L P.5 L.475X.25Ecopack2 0 0
LSM6DSMTR ActiveVFLGA2.5X3X.86 14L P.5 L.475X.25Ecopack2 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.