Stay one step ahead with the LSM6DSV16X, enabling the Onlife Era

An advanced inertial module with intelligent on-chip functionalities for high-end applications, including UI support

With a triple core, 6-axis architecture, the LSM6DSV16X Inertial Measurement Unit can handle advanced processing in the edge, making it ideal for advanced 3D phone mapping, context awareness in laptops and tablets, reliable and precise gesture recognition in AR and VR headsets, and always-on tracking in wearables. LSM6DSV16X enables sensor fusion low power (SFLP), on-the-fly self-configuration, and AI algorithms. The IMU performs the data processing directly in the MEMS sensor, which enables significant energy savings in the system. Thanks to its triple sensing core, the LSM6DSV16X can address the needs of user-interface controls and optical/electronic image stabilization (OIS/EIS).




  • 3-axis digital accelerometer and a 3-axis digital gyroscope 
  • Finite State Machine (FSM) to quickly detect events
  • Machine Learning Core (MLC) for accurate and reliable AI algorithms
  • Automatic System Configuration (ASC) for device self-configuration
  • Sensor Fusion Low Power (SFLP) for always-on spatial orientation

Application examples


Personal electronics

Did you know that carrying a laptop in a backpack that is not properly shut down can drain your battery? ST’s new 6-axis sensor is the first of its kind to offer context recognition, bringing a whole new level of experience to users, while preserving the battery.



While 3-axis MEMS sensors enable various basic functionalities, such as wake up modes or screen orientation, ST’s 6-axis motion-tracking sensor provides additional information on the environment. Developers can now create new services or improve existing ones, without draining the battery.



Do not take customers for granted! After years of double-digit growth, questions remain about how reliable wearables are. Ultralow-power, ST’s always-on 6-axis sensor has been designed to boost accuracy in power-constraint applications, including wearables.



Easily enter the metaverse and create lifelike animated avatars with ST’s new AI-enabled 6-axis motion sensor. Build a fully immersive experience with ST’s ecosystem and replicate body gestures in real time.

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Discover our latest generation IMU sensor: LSM6DSV16X

Discover our latest generation IMU sensor: LSM6DSV16X

Need to design with a 6-axis MEMS? Are you wondering how low the power consumption is? Or how small the package is? Our latest 6-axis IMU LSM6DSV16X will help you overcome engineering challenges... And not just power and size!


On-demand webinar: Anyone can build smarter applications with this intelligent IMU

On-demand webinar: Anyone can build smarter applications with this intelligent IMU

This webinar describe how you can activate sensor fusion and artificial intelligence algorithms in our 6-axis IMU sensor quickly and effectively. So, watch it to explore the smart ‘onlife’ applications that will benefit from the LSM6DSV16X and see how our free Unico-GUI software helps you quickly combine the embedded features in a typical edge AI processing sequence from smart wake-up to accurate spatial orientation with a single sensor.