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L3GD20

MEMS motion sensor: 3-axis digital gyroscope
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The L3GD20 is a low-power three-axis angular rate sensor.

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 L3GD20 has a full scale of ±250/±500/ ±2000 dps and is capable of measuring rates with a user-selectable bandwidth.

The L3GD20 is available in a plastic land grid array (LGA) package and can operate within a temperature range of -40 °C to +85 °C.

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Key Features

  • Three selectable full scales (250/500/2000 dps)
  • I2C/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
  • 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

Design Resources

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Technical Documentation

Product Specifications

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DS8618: MEMS motion sensor: three-axis digital output gyroscope
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Application Notes

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AN4156: Hardware abstraction layer for Android
1.0 370 KB

Technical Notes & Articles

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TN0018: Surface mounting guidelines for MEMS sensors in an LGA package
5.0 218 KB

User Manual

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UM0796: Demonstration kit for single and double axis gyroscopes in a 5 x 5 mm package
1.2 1,487 KB

Design Notes & Tips

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DT0011: Benefits in using FIFO buffer embedded in ST MEMS sensors
1.0 618 KB

Presentations & Training Material

Presentations

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L3GD20 versus L3G4200D - Application hints to upgrade to L3GD20
1.0.0 342 KB

Related Tools and Software

Related Tools and Software

Part Number Description
STEVAL-MKI107V2 L3GD20 adapter board for a standard DIL 24 socket
STEVAL-MKI108V2 L3GD20 and LSM303DLHC 9 axis module for a standard DIL24 socket
STEVAL-MKI109V2 eMotion: ST MEMS adapters motherboard based on STM32. Compatible with all ST MEMS adapters based on STM32F103
STEVAL-MKI124V1 L3GD20, LSM303DLHC and LPS331AP 10-axis module designed to be plugged into a standard DIL 24 socket
STSW-MEMS018 L3GD20 Linux OS device driver
iNEMOEngine_PAAP PAAP engine PRO - Android Platform
iNEMOEngine_PI3P PI3P engine PRO - platform independent
iNEMOEngine_PW8 PW8 engine PRO - supports Win8 sensors

Publications and Collaterals

Flyer

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3-axis digital gyroscopes for enhanced motion-control realism and image stabilization
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Brochure

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MEMS motion sensors
3,928 KB

Sample & Buy

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Material Declaration**
L3GD20ActiveLGA 16 4x4x1.0Tray_-Distributor reported inventory date: 2014-08-22
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ARROWOrder NowAMERICA34262940
AVNETOrder NowAMERICA19180
Newark Element14Order NowAMERICA27240
ANGLIA LiveOrder NowEUROPE4490
ARROWOrder NowEUROPE8930
Farnell Element14Order NowEUROPE2161
RUTRONIKOrder NowEUROPE52671
FUTUREOrder NowWORLDWIDE35111
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L3GD20TRActiveLGA 16 4x4x1.0Tape And Reel_Free SamplesDistributor reported inventory date: 2014-08-22
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ARROWOrder NowAMERICA116083000
ARROWOrder NowEUROPE27820
RUTRONIKOrder NowEUROPE30003000
DIGIKEYOrder NowWORLDWIDE63741
FUTUREOrder NowWORLDWIDE60003000
MOUSEROrder NowWORLDWIDE52461
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