Accelerometers

An accelerometer is an electromechanical device that will measure acceleration forces. These forces may be static, like the constant force of gravity pulling at your feet, or they could be dynamic which is caused by moving or vibrating the accelerometer.


Some accelerometers use the piezoelectric effect in which they contain microscopic crystal structures that get stressed by accelerative forces, which causes a voltage to be generated. Another way to do is by sensing changes in capacitance. If you have two microstructures next to each other, they have a certain capacitance between them. If an accelerative force moves one of the structures, then the capacitance will change. Add some circuitry to convert from capacitance to voltage and you will get accelerometer.


Accelerometer can produce either analog or digital outputs. Analog style accelerometers output a continuous voltage that is proportional to acceleration. e.g 2.5V for 0g, 2.6V for 0.5g, 2.7V for 1g. Digital accelerometers usually use pulse width modulation (PWM) for their output. This means there will be a square wave of a certain frequency, and the amount of time the voltage is high will be proportional to the amount of acceleration.


There are two common types of accelerometer, the seismic mass type and the piezoelectric accelerometer. The seismic mass type accelerometer is based on the relative motion between a mass and the supporting structure. The natural frequency of the seismic mass limits its use to low to medium frequency applications. The piezoelectric accelerometer, however, is compact and more suitable for high frequency applications.


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MMA8451QT
MMA8451QT - MEMS Accelerometer, 3-Axis, Digital, X, Y, Z, ± 2g, ± 4g, ± 8g, 1.95 V, 3.6 V, QFN

1842359

MEMS Accelerometer, 3-Axis, Digital, X, Y, Z, ± 2g, ± 4g, ± 8g, 1.95 V, 3.6 V, QFN

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3-AXIS 14 BIT ACCELEROMETER 2G/4G/8G, QFN-16; MEMS SENSOR OUTPUT:DIGITAL; MEASUREMENT AXIS:X, Y, Z; ACCELERATION RANGE:± 2G, ± 4G, ± 8G; SUPPLY VOLTAGE MIN:1.95V; SUPPLY VOLTAGE MAX:3.6V; SENSOR CASE STYLE:QFN; NO. OF PINS:16PINS

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MPU-6050
MPU-6050 - MEMS Module, MotionTracking Series, 3-Axis Gyroscope/Accelerometer, ±16g, 2.375 V to 3.46 V, QFN-24

1864742

MEMS Module, MotionTracking Series, 3-Axis Gyroscope/Accelerometer, ±16g, 2.375 V to 3.46 V, QFN-24

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GYRO / ACCEL, 6-AXIS, I2C, QFN-24; MEMS Module Function:Tri-Axis Gyroscope, Tri-Axis Accelerometer; Supply Voltage Min:2.5V; Supply Voltage Max:3.6V; Sensor Case Style:QFN; No. of Pins:24Pins; Gyroscope Range:± 250°/s, ± 500°/s, ± 1000°/s, ± 2000°/s; Acc

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ADIS16209CCCZ
ADIS16209CCCZ - MEMS Accelerometer, Dual-Axis, Digital, X, Y, ± 1.7g, 3 V, 3.6 V, LGA

1607244

MEMS Accelerometer, Dual-Axis, Digital, X, Y, ± 1.7g, 3 V, 3.6 V, LGA

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INCLINOMETER, ±1.7G, 3.3V, 16LGA; MEMS Sensor Output:Digital; Measurement Axis:X, Y; Acceleration Range:± 1.7g; Supply Voltage Min:3V; Supply Voltage Max:3.6V; Sensor Case Style:LGA; No. of Pins:16; Sensitivity Min:0.243mg/LSB; Sensitivity Typ:0.244mg/L

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ADXL345BCCZ
ADXL345BCCZ - MEMS Accelerometer, 3-Axis, Digital, X, Y, Z, ± 2g, ± 4g, ± 8g, ± 16g, 2 V, 3.6 V, LGA

1853935

MEMS Accelerometer, 3-Axis, Digital, X, Y, Z, ± 2g, ± 4g, ± 8g, ± 16g, 2 V, 3.6 V, LGA

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IC, ACCELEROMETER, 3AXIS, 14LGA; MEMS Sensor Output:Digital; Measurement Axis:X, Y, Z; Acceleration Range:± 2g, ± 4g, ± 8g, ± 16g; Supply Voltage Min:2V; Supply Voltage Max:3.6V; Sensor Case Style:LGA; No. of Pins:14Pins; Sensitivity Typ:256LSB/g; Sensit

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ADXL103CE
ADXL103CE - MEMS Accelerometer, Precision, Analogue, X, ± 1.7g, 3 V, 6 V, LCC

1651264

MEMS Accelerometer, Precision, Analogue, X, ± 1.7g, 3 V, 6 V, LCC

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IC, ACCELEROMETER, SNGL-AXIS, 8CLCC; MEMS Sensor Output:Analogue; Measurement Axis:X; Acceleration Range:± 1.7g; Supply Voltage Min:3V; Supply Voltage Max:6V; Sensor Case Style:LCC; No. of Pins:8Pins; Sensitivity Typ:1000mV/g; Sensitivity Min:960mV/g; Se

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ADIS16210CMLZ
ADIS16210CMLZ - MEMS Accelerometer, Precision Tri-Axial, Digital, X, Y, Z, ± 1.7g, 3 V, 3.6 V, Module

1903658

MEMS Accelerometer, Precision Tri-Axial, Digital, X, Y, Z, ± 1.7g, 3 V, 3.6 V, Module

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INCLINOMETER, ISENSOR, 15MSM LAM; MEMS Sensor Output:Digital; Measurement Axis:X, Y, Z; Acceleration Range:± 1.7g; Supply Voltage Min:3V; Supply Voltage Max:3.6V; Sensor Case Style:Module; No. of Pins:15Pins; Sensitivity Typ:-; Sensitivity Min:-; Sensiti

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MMA8451QR1
MMA8451QR1 - MEMS Accelerometer, 3-Axis, Digital, X, Y, Z, ± 2g, ± 4g, ± 8g, 1.95 V, 3.6 V, QFN

2238134

MEMS Accelerometer, 3-Axis, Digital, X, Y, Z, ± 2g, ± 4g, ± 8g, 1.95 V, 3.6 V, QFN

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ACCELEROMETER, 3-AXIS, 8G, 14BIT, 16QFN; MEMS Sensor Output:Digital; Measurement Axis:X, Y, Z; Acceleration Range:± 2g, ± 4g, ± 8g; Supply Voltage Min:1.95V; Supply Voltage Max:3.6V; Sensor Case Style:QFN; No. of Pins:16Pins; Sensitivity Typ:4096counts/g

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MMA8452QT
MMA8452QT - MEMS Accelerometer, 3-Axis, Digital, X, Y, Z, ± 2g, ± 4g, ± 8g, 1.95 V, 3.6 V, QFN

1842360

MEMS Accelerometer, 3-Axis, Digital, X, Y, Z, ± 2g, ± 4g, ± 8g, 1.95 V, 3.6 V, QFN

NXP

ACCELEROMETER, 12/8BIT, 3AXIS, 16QFN; MEMS Sensor Output:Digital; Measurement Axis:X, Y, Z; Acceleration Range:± 2g, ± 4g, ± 8g; Supply Voltage Min:1.95V; Supply Voltage Max:3.6V; Sensor Case Style:QFN; No. of Pins:16Pins; Sensitivity Typ:256counts/g, 51

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ADXL362BCCZ-RL7
ADXL362BCCZ-RL7 - MEMS Accelerometer, Micropower, Digital, X, Y, Z, ± 2g, ± 4g, ± 8g, 1.6 V, 3.5 V, LGA

2377129

MEMS Accelerometer, Micropower, Digital, X, Y, Z, ± 2g, ± 4g, ± 8g, 1.6 V, 3.5 V, LGA

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ACCELEROMETER, 3-AXIS, DIGITAL, LGA-16; MEMS Sensor Output:Digital; Measurement Axis:X, Y, Z; Acceleration Range:± 2g, ± 4g, ± 8g; Supply Voltage Min:1.6V; Supply Voltage Max:3.5V; Sensor Case Style:LGA; No. of Pins:16Pins; Sensitivity Typ:1mg/LSB, 2mg/L

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ADIS16405BMLZ
ADIS16405BMLZ - MEMS Module, Tri-Axis Gyroscope, Tri-Axis Accelerometer, Tri-Axis Magnetometer, 4.75 V, 5.25 V

1849515

MEMS Module, Tri-Axis Gyroscope, Tri-Axis Accelerometer, Tri-Axis Magnetometer, 4.75 V, 5.25 V

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IC, MODULE, GYRO, ACCEL, MAG, 24PIN; MEMS Module Function:Tri-Axis Gyroscope, Tri-Axis Accelerometer, Tri-Axis Magnetometer; Supply Voltage Min:4.75V; Supply Voltage Max:5.25V; Sensor Case Style:Module; No. of Pins:24Pins; Gyroscope Range:± 75°/s, ± 150°

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EVAL-ADXL335Z
EVAL-ADXL335Z - Breakout Board, ADXL335 Low Power, 3-Axis ±3 g Accelerometer, Compact Size

1699046

Breakout Board, ADXL335 Low Power, 3-Axis ±3 g Accelerometer, Compact Size

ANALOG DEVICES

ACCEL, 3 AXIS, EVALUATION BOARD; Kit Application Type:Sensing - Motion, Vibration, Shock; Silicon Manufacturer:Analog Devices; Silicon Core Number:ADXL335; Application Sub Type:Accelerometer - Three-Axis; Kit Contents:Evaluation Board; Product Range:ADXL

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EVAL-ADXL326Z
EVAL-ADXL326Z - Evaluation Board, ADXL326 Small Low Power 3-Axis ±16g Accelerometer

2301486

Evaluation Board, ADXL326 Small Low Power 3-Axis ±16g Accelerometer

ANALOG DEVICES

ACCELEROMETER, 3 AXIS, EVALUATION KIT; Kit Application Type:Sensing - Motion, Vibration, Shock; Silicon Manufacturer:Analog Devices; Silicon Core Number:ADXL326; Application Sub Type:Accelerometer - Three-Axis; Kit Contents:Evaluation Board ADXL326; Prod

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AD22285-R2
AD22285-R2 - MEMS Accelerometer, Dual-Axis, Analogue, X, Y, ± 55g, 4.5 V, 5.5 V, LCC

1661083

MEMS Accelerometer, Dual-Axis, Analogue, X, Y, ± 55g, 4.5 V, 5.5 V, LCC

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ACCELEROMETER, DUAL-AXIS, 50G, 8CLCC; MEMS Sensor Output:Analogue; Measurement Axis:X, Y; Acceleration Range:± 55g; Supply Voltage Min:4.5V; Supply Voltage Max:5.5V; Sensor Case Style:LCC; No. of Pins:8Pins; Sensitivity Typ:38mV/g; Sensitivity Min:36.1mV

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INEMO-M1
INEMO-M1 - MEMS Module, Tri-Axis Gyroscope, Tri-Axis Accelerometer, Tri-Axis Magnetometer, 2.4 V, 3.6 V

2443008

MEMS Module, Tri-Axis Gyroscope, Tri-Axis Accelerometer, Tri-Axis Magnetometer, 2.4 V, 3.6 V

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9-AXIS MOTION SENSOR MODULE, 3.3V; MEMS Module Function:Tri-Axis Gyroscope, Tri-Axis Accelerometer, Tri-Axis Magnetometer; Supply Voltage Min:2.4V; Supply Voltage Max:3.6V; Sensor Case Style:Module; No. of Pins:28Pins; Gyroscope Range:± 250°/s, ± 500°/s,

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LSM303D
LSM303D - MEMS Module, Tri-Axis Accelerometer, Tri-Axis Magnetometer, 2.16 V, 3.6 V, LGA, 16 Pins

2433076

MEMS Module, Tri-Axis Accelerometer, Tri-Axis Magnetometer, 2.16 V, 3.6 V, LGA, 16 Pins

STMICROELECTRONICS

3D ACCELEROMETER & MAGNETOMETER, LGA-16; MEMS Module Function:Tri-Axis Accelerometer, Tri-Axis Magnetometer; Supply Voltage Min:2.16V; Supply Voltage Max:3.6V; Sensor Case Style:LGA; No. of Pins:16Pins; Gyroscope Range:-; Acceleration Range:± 2g, ± 4g, ±

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MTI-3-8A7G6-DK
MTI-3-8A7G6-DK - Development Kit, MTi-3-8A7G6 1-Series 3D AHRS/VRU/IMU Module, 2°C Heading Accuracy

2487780

Development Kit, MTi-3-8A7G6 1-Series 3D AHRS/VRU/IMU Module, 2°C Heading Accuracy

XSENS

DEV BOARD, CORTEX-M4 AHRS MOTION TRACKER; Kit Application Type:Sensing - Magnetic, Compass; Silicon Manufacturer:Xsens; Silicon Core Number:-; Application Sub Type:3D Motion Tracking; Kit Contents:Dev Board with MTi-3-8A7G6 Module, Micro-USB to USB-B Cab

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MPU-6000
MPU-6000 - MEMS Module, MotionTracking Series, 3-Axis Gyroscope/Accelerometer, ±16g, 2.375 V to 3.46 V, QFN-24

1862383

MEMS Module, MotionTracking Series, 3-Axis Gyroscope/Accelerometer, ±16g, 2.375 V to 3.46 V, QFN-24

INVENSENSE

IC, GYRO/ACCEL, 9-AXIS FUSION, 24QFN; MEMS Module Function:Tri-Axis Gyroscope, Tri-Axis Accelerometer; Supply Voltage Min:2.375V; Supply Voltage Max:3.46V; Sensor Case Style:QFN; No. of Pins:24Pins; Gyroscope Range:± 250°/s, ± 500°/s, ± 1000°/s, ± 2000°/

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ADIS16448BMLZ
ADIS16448BMLZ - MEMS Accelerometer, Precision, Digital, X, Y, Z, ± 18g, 3.15 V, 3.45 V, Module

2213585

MEMS Accelerometer, Precision, Digital, X, Y, Z, ± 18g, 3.15 V, 3.45 V, Module

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SENSOR, INERTIAL, 10DEG, ML-20-2; MEMS Sensor Output:Digital; Measurement Axis:X, Y, Z; Acceleration Range:± 18g; Supply Voltage Min:3.15V; Supply Voltage Max:3.45V; Sensor Case Style:Module; No. of Pins:20Pins; Sensitivity Typ:0.833mg/LSB; Sensitivity M

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