Gyroscopes measure angular rate and are usually combined with an accelerometer in a common package to allow advanced algorithms like sensor fusion (for orientation estimation in 3D space). In that case we call them iNEMO (Inertial Modules) or more generally IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), which can also contain a magnetometer.
Higher stability, accuracy and reliability
ST's analog and digital gyroscopes offer superior stability over time and temperature, with a resolution lower than 0.01 dps/√Hz for zero-rate level. This guarantees the level of accuracy required by the most advanced motion-based applications.
These 3-axis gyroscopes have a single sensing structure for motion measurement along all three orthogonal axes, while other solutions on the market rely on two or three independent structures. ST's solution eliminates any interference between the axes that inherently degrades the output signal, increasing accuracy and reliability of motion-controlled functionalities.
For a wide range of applications
ST's gyros measure angular velocity with a wide full-scale range (from 30 to 4000 dps) to meet the requirements of different applications, ranging from gesture recognition and image stabilization, to dead reckoning and personal navigation.
ST's angular rate sensors are already used in mobile phones, tablets, 3D pointers, game consoles, digital cameras and many other devices.
MEMS sensors for designs requiring long-term availability
ST launches a new series of MEMS sensors that will stay in production for ten years starting from their date of introduction. These products take part to the 10 years' longevity commitment program, which assures, on selected parts, continuity and stability of supply for ST customers, especially those that design industrial applications and require long-term product availability.
The first 3 sensors joining the program are two new 3-axis accelerometers (IIS328DQ and IIS2DH) and a 3-axis gyroscope (I3G4250D) specifically intended for harsh industrial environments often characterized by extended temperature ranges and a high level of shocks and vibrations.
Click here for more information about the 10 years' longevity commitment program.