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MEMS motion sensor: 3-axis digital output gyroscope
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The L3GD20H is a low-power three-axis angular rate sensor.

It includes a sensing element and an IC interface able to provide the measured angular rate to the external world through digital interface (I2C/SPI).

The sensing element is manufactured using a dedicated micromachining process developed by ST 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 L3GD20H has a full scale of ±245/±500/±2000 dps and is capable of measuring rates with a user selectable bandwidth.

The L3GD20H is available in a plastic land grid array (LGA) package and can operate within a temperature range from -40 °C to +85 °C.

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Key Features

  • Wide supply voltage, 2.2 V to 3.6 V
  • Wide extended operating temperature range (from -40 °C to 85 °C)
  • Low voltage compatible IOs, 1.8 V
  • Low power consumption
  • Embedded power-down
  • Sleep mode
  • Fast turn-on and wake-up
  • Three selectable full scales up to 2000 dps
  • 16 bit rate value data output
  • 8 bit temperature data output
  • I2C/SPI digital output interface
  • 2 dedicated lines (1 interrupt, 1 data ready)
  • User enable integrated high-pass filters
  • Embedded temperature sensor
  • Embedded 32 levels of 16 bit data output FIFO
  • High shock survivability
  • ECOPACK® RoHS and “Green” compliant

Design Resources


Technical Documentation

Product Specifications

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DS9182: MEMS motion sensor: three-axis digital output gyroscope
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Application Notes

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AN4156: Hardware abstraction layer for Android
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AN4506: L3GD20H: 3-axis digital output gyroscope
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Technical Notes & Articles

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TN0018: Surface mounting guidelines for MEMS sensors in an LGA package
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Design Notes & Tips

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DT0011: Benefits in using FIFO buffer embedded in ST MEMS sensors
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Related Tools and Software

Related Tools and Software

Part Number Description
STEVAL-MKI136V1 L3GD20H adapter board for standard DIL 24 socket
STSW-MEMS020 L3GD20H 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


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3-axis digital gyroscopes for enhanced motion-control realism and image stabilization
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MEMS and Sensors, Smart solutions for IoT and enhanced user experience
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White Paper

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Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) - white paper
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Sample & Buy

Part Number Marketing StatusPackagePacking TypeAutomotive GradeOrder From STUnit Price (US$)*
@ 1000
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Material Declaration**
L3GD20HTRActiveLLGA 16 3x3x1.0Tape And Reel_Free SamplesDistributor reported inventory date: 2015-10-07
Distributor NameRegionStockMin. order
ARROWOrder NowAMERICA357344000

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