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6-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) with embedded AI and sensor fusion, Qvar for high-end applications

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The LSM6DSV16X is a high-performance, low-power 6-axis small IMU, featuring a 3-axis digital accelerometer and a 3-axis digital gyroscope, that offers the best IMU sensor with a triple-channel architecture for processing acceleration and angular rate data on three separate channels (user interface, OIS, and EIS) with dedicated configuration, processing, and filtering.

The LSM6DSV16X enables processes in edge computing, leveraging embedded advanced dedicated features such as a finite state machine (FSM) for configurable motion tracking and a machine learning core (MLC) for context awareness with exportable AI features for IoT applications.

The LSM6DSV16X supports the adaptive self-configuration (ASC) feature, which allows the FSM to automatically reconfigure the device in real time based on the detection of a specific motion pattern or based on the output of a specific decision tree configured in the MLC, without any intervention from the host processor.

The LSM6DSV16X embeds Qvar (electric charge variation detection) for user interface functions like tap, double tap, triple tap, long press, or L/R – R/L swipe.

The LSM6DSV16X embeds an analog hub able to connect an external analog input and convert it to a digital signal for processing.

  • All features

    • Triple-channel architecture for UI, EIS, and OIS data processing
    • "Always-on" experience with low power consumption for both accelerometer and gyroscope
    • Smart FIFO up to 4.5 KB
    • Android compliant
    • ±2/±4/±8/±16 g full scale
    • ±125/±250/±500/±1000/±2000/±4000 dps full scale
    • SPI / I²C & MIPI I3C® v1.1 serial interface with main processor data synchronization
    • Auxiliary SPI for OIS data output for gyroscope and accelerometer
    • OIS configurable from aux. SPI, primary interface (SPI / I²C & MIPI I3C® v1.1)
    • EIS dedicated channel on primary interface with dedicated filtering
    • Advanced pedometer, step detector, and step counter
    • Significant motion detection, tilt detection
    • Standard interrupts: free-fall, wake-up, 6D/4D orientation, click and double click
    • Programmable finite state machine for accelerometer, gyroscope, and external sensor data processing with high rate @ 960 Hz
    • Machine learning core with exportable features and filters for AI applications
    • Embedded adaptive self-configuration (ASC)
    • Embedded Qvar (electrostatic sensor) for user interface functions (tap, double tap, triple tap, long press, L/R – R/L swipe)
    • Embedded analog hub for ADC and processing analog input data
    • Embedded sensor fusion low-power algorithm
    • Embedded temperature sensor
    • Analog supply voltage: 1.71 V to 3.6 V
    • Independent IO supply (extended range: 1.08 V to 3.6 V)
    • Power consumption: 0.65 mA in combo high-performance mode
    • Compact footprint: 2.5 mm x 3 mm x 0.83 mm
    • ECOPACK and RoHS compliant

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