L3GD20MEMS motion sensor: 3-axis digital gyroscope
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.
- 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
DS8618: MEMS motion sensor: three-axis digital output gyroscope
AN4156: Hardware abstraction layer for Android
AN4505: L3GD20: 3-axis digital output gyroscope
Technical Notes & Articles
TN0018: Surface mounting guidelines for MEMS sensors in an LGA package
Design Notes & Tips
DT0011: Benefits in using FIFO buffer embedded in ST MEMS sensors
Presentations & Training Material
L3GD20 versus L3G4200D - Application hints to upgrade to L3GD20
Related Tools and Software
Related Tools and Software
|iNEMOEngine_PAAP||PAAP engine PRO - Android Platform|
|iNEMOEngine_PI3P||PI3P engine PRO - platform independent|
|STSW-MEMS018||L3GD20 Linux OS device driver|
|STEVAL-MKI108V2||L3GD20 and LSM303DLHC 9 axis module for a standard DIL24 socket|
|STEVAL-MKI124V1||L3GD20, LSM303DLHC and LPS331AP 10-axis module designed to be plugged into a standard DIL 24 socket|
|STEVAL-MKI107V2||L3GD20 adapter board for a standard DIL 24 socket|
|iNEMOEngine_PW8||PW8 engine PRO - supports Win8 sensors|
Publications and Collaterals
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) - white paper
Sample & BuyTop
|Part Number||Marketing Status||Package||Packing Type||Automotive Grade||Order From ST||Unit Price (US$)*|
|Distributor Availability||RoHS Compliance Grade||Download
|L3GD20||NRND||LGA 16 4x4x1.0||Tray||_||-|
|L3GD20TR||Active||LGA 16 4x4x1.0||Tape And Reel||_||-|
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