STMicroelectronics has extended its motion-sensor portfolio with the smallest 3-axis analog-output gyroscope. ST’s L3G462A gyroscope combines superior performance in movement and orientation detection, and reliability, smart power management and design flexibility, advancing adoption of high-precision gesture control and intuitive user interfaces in smartphones, mobile phones, tablets, game controllers and other portable electronics devices.

3-Axis Analog GyroscopeST’s MEMS gyroscopes employ an industry-unique concept of a single sensing structure for motion measurement along all three orthogonal axes. This innovative design approach eliminates all interference between the axes, significantly increasing accuracy and reliability in a wide range of consumer and industrial applications.

ST’s L3G462A gyroscope provides accurate angular-rate detection with a separate output for each of the three axes. The full scale of ±625dps accurately measures gestures and movements of different types and speeds, enabling applications from navigation to motion-activated user interface and gaming. The analog interface ensures very fast response with low latency and offers flexibility in external filtering capabilities and fine-tuning of key parameters to the individual application requirements.

L3G462A gyroscope’s extremely compact design eliminates the layout and placement issues common with existing bulkier solutions, without penalty in performance or reliability. The unparalleled stability over temperature (±0.04dps/°C) and sensitivity (±0.017%/°C) significantly improves measurement accuracy and the low noise level (0.017dps/√Hz) guarantees high precision in movement and gesture recognition.