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MEMS digital output motion sensor ultra low-power high performance 3-axes "nano" accelerometer
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The LIS3DH is an ultra low-power high performance three axes linear accelerometer belonging to the “nano” family, with digital I2C/SPI serial interface standard output. The device features ultra low-power operational modes that allow advanced power saving and smart embedded functions.

The LIS3DH has dynamically user selectable full scales of ±2g/±4g/±8g/±16g and it is capable of measuring accelerations with output data rates from 1 Hz to 5 kHz. The self-test capability allows the user to check the functioning of the sensor in the final application. The device may be configured to generate interrupt signals by two independent inertial wake-up/free-fall events as well as by the position of the device itself. Thresholds and timing of interrupt generators are programmable by the end user on the fly. The LIS3DH has an integrated 32-level first in, first out (FIFO) buffer allowing the user to store data for host processor intervention reduction. The LIS3DH is available in small thin plastic land grid array package (LGA) and it is guaranteed to operate over an extended temperature range from -40 °C to +85 °C.

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Key Features

  • Wide supply voltage, 1.71 V to 3.6 V
  • Independent IOs supply (1.8 V) and supply voltage compatible
  • Ultra low-power mode consumptiondown to 2 μ A
  • ±2g/±4g/±8g/±16g dynamically selectable full-scale
  • I2C/SPI digital output interface
  • 16 bit data output
  • 2 independent programmable interrupt generators for free-fall and motion detection
  • 6D/4D orientation detection
  • Free-fall detection
  • Motion detection
  • Embedded temperature sensor
  • Embedded self-test
  • Embedded 96 levels of 16 bit data output FIFO
  • 10000 g high shock survivability
  • ECOPACK® RoHS and “Green” compliant

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Technical Documentation

Product Specifications

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DS6839: MEMS digital output motion sensor ultra low-power high performance 3-axes “nano” accelerometer
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Application Notes

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AN2328: HID device coding example
1.1 54 KB
AN3182: Tilt measurement using a low-g 3-axis accelerometer
1.3 255 KB
AN3308: LIS3DH: MEMS digital output motion sensor ultra low-power high performance 3-axis “nano” accelerometer
1.2 1,460 KB
AN4156: Hardware abstraction layer for Android
1.0 370 KB
AN4508: Parameters and calibration of a low-g 3-axis accelerometer
1.0 304 KB
AN4509: Tilt measurement using a low-g 3-axis accelerometer
1.0 250 KB

Technical Notes & Articles

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TN0018: Surface mounting guidelines for MEMS sensors in an LGA package
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User Manual

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UM1479: STEVAL-IPR002V1: M24LR64-R based data logger and event logger
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Design Notes & Tips

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DT0008: Simple screen rotation using the accelerometer built-in 4D detection interrupt
1.0 204 KB
DT0011: Benefits in using FIFO buffer embedded in ST MEMS sensors
1.0 618 KB

Related Tools and Software

Related Tools and Software

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STSW-MEMS023 LIS3DH Linux OS device driver
STSW-MEMS006 Platform-independent device driver for LIS3DH
iNEMOEngine_PI3P PI3P engine PRO - platform independent
STEVAL-MKI105V1 LIS3DH adapter board for standard DIL 24 socket
iNEMOEngine_PAAP PAAP engine PRO - Android Platform
iNEMOEngine_PW8 PW8 engine PRO - supports Win8 sensors

Publications and Collaterals


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White Paper

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Mechanical characterization and simulation of fracture processes in polysilicon MEMS
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Sample & Buy

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Material Declaration**
LIS3DHTRActiveLLGA 16 3x3x1.0Tape And Reel_Free SamplesDistributor reported inventory date: 2015-10-10
Distributor NameRegionStockMin. order
ARROWOrder NowAMERICA3450714000
ANGLIA LiveOrder NowEUROPE7571
ARROWOrder NowEUROPE2200000

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