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MEMS motion sensor: three-axis digital output gyroscope for gaming and OIS

The L3G4IS is the first three-axis MEMS gyroscope that enables both user interface and image stabilization applications at the same time.

Thanks to two different independent reading chains and digital interfaces, the L3G4IS delivers previously unseen levels of flexibility to the end user. Each reading chain and the corresponding full-scale can be activated by powering two separate pins, the internal ASIC blocks automatically detect and enable the selected device configuration.

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

The L3G4IS is available in a plastic land grid array (LGA) package and can operate within a temperature range of -30 °C to +85 °C.

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Key Features

  • Three selectable full-scales (250/500/2000 dps) for gaming applications
  • ± 65 dps full-scale for OIS applications
  • Independent I2C and SPI digital interfaces
  • Embedded temperature sensor
  • Integrated low- and high-pass filters with user-selectable bandwidth
  • Wide supply voltage range: 2.4 V to 3.6 V
  • Low voltage-compatible IOs (1.8 V)
  • Power-down and sleep mode for smart power saving
  • Embedded FIFO (first-in first-out buffer)
  • ECOPACK® RoHS and “Green” compliant

Design Resources


Technical Documentation

Product Specifications

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DS8815: MEMS motion sensor: three-axis digital output gyroscope for gaming and OIS
1.0 474 KB

Application Notes

Description Version Size
AN4156: Hardware abstraction layer for Android
1.0 370 KB

Technical Notes & Articles

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

Related Tools and Software

Related Tools and Software

Part Number Description
STSW-MEMS017 L3G4IS Linux OS device driver
iNEMOEngine_PW8 PW8 engine PRO - supports Win8 sensors
iNEMOEngine_PAAP PAAP engine PRO - Android Platform
iNEMOEngine_PI3P PI3P engine PRO - platform independent

Publications and Collaterals

White Paper

Description Version Size
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) - white paper
1.0 3,082 KB

Sample & Buy

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@ 1000
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Material Declaration**
L3G4ISTRNRNDLGA 16 4x4x1.0Tape And Reel_-No availability reported, please contact our Sales officeEcopack2-

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