Accelerometer Sensors

What is an Accelerometer Sensor?
An accelerometer is an integrated, built-in module or circuit that accurately detects and measures the acceleration and motion of the application it is attached too. The type of measurement they measure is the rate of velocity change in an object and commonly measure in G-forces (g) or in meters per second squared (m/s2).

How do Accelerometer Sensors work?
This particular type of sensor is used to measure static (gravity) or dynamic forces (vibration and motion) in acceleration. An accelerometer can measure acceleration on up to three axis units. These acceleration sensors usually contain internal capacitive plates, some are fixed whilst others are attached to very small springs. These internally move as acceleration forces are happening on the sensor. When these plates move, the capacitance changes between them and from these changes, the acceleration can be determined.

Another type of accelerometers, is a Piezoelectric Accelerometer. These sensors contain minuscule crystal structures that output electrical charge if they ever fall under a mechanical stress, in this instance the stress would be acceleration.

What are Accelerometer Sensors used for?
• Gaming systems
• Mobile devices
• Disk drive protection
• Image stabilisation
• Sports and health devices
• Industrial applications
• Commercial applications

Did you know?
Did you know that a single G-force on planet earth amounts to 9.8 m/s2. This figure can vary, depending on elevation and will be different on other planets because of the difference in gravitational pull.

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Description Price Sensor Type Number of Axis Technology Mounting Type Interface Type Maximum Frequency Response Minimum Frequency Response Maximum Operating Supply Voltage Minimum Operating Supply Voltage Package Type Sensitivity Pin Count Maximum Operating Temperature Minimum Operating Temperature
RS Stock No. 883-7948
Mfr. Part No.MPU-6050
BrandInvenSense
$14.45
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Motion Sensor Module 6 Digital Surface Mount I2C 30 (Z-Axis) kHz, 33 (Y-Axis) kHz, 36 (X-Axis) kHz 24 (Z-Axis) kHz, 27 (Y-Axis) kHz, 30 (X-Axis) kHz 3.46 V 2.375 V QFN 16.4°/s/LSB 24 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 905-4665
Mfr. Part No.2019
$13.57
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Accelerometer 3 Digital - I2C 400kHz - 3.6 V 1.95 V Module 4096Counts/g 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 178-5352
Mfr. Part No.MM7150-AB0
BrandMicrochip
$48.089
Each (In a Tray of 90)
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Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer 9 - Surface Mount I2C 400kHz - 3.6 V 2.3 V Module - 16 +70 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 871-1723
Mfr. Part No.MM7150-AB0
BrandMicrochip
$52.83
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Motion Sensor Module 9 - Surface Mount I2C 400kHz - 3.6 V 2.3 V Module - 16 +70 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 919-6346
Mfr. Part No.LIS344ALH
$6.164
Each (In a Tray of 490)
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Accelerometer 3 Analogue Surface Mount - 500Hz 1Hz 3.6 V 2.4 V LGA 3.3V/g 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 880-5327
Mfr. Part No.LIS344ALHTR
$7.26
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Accelerometer 3 Analogue Surface Mount IC - - 3.6 V 2.4 V LGA 0.264V/g 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 168-8920
Mfr. Part No.LIS344ALHTR
$3.78
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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Accelerometer 3 Analogue Surface Mount IC - - 3.6 V 2.4 V LGA 0.264V/g 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 912-9545
Mfr. Part No.ADXL345BCCZ
$8.272
Each (In a Tray of 490)
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Accelerometer 3 - Surface Mount I2C, SPI - - 3.6 V 2 V LGA 282mV/g 14 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 709-8439
Mfr. Part No.ADXL345BCCZ
$10.81
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Accelerometer 3 - Surface Mount I2C, SPI - - 3.6 V 2 V LGA 282mV/g 14 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 914-0413
Mfr. Part No.ADXL345BCCZ-RL7
$7.419
Each (On a Reel of 1500)
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Accelerometer 3 Digital Surface Mount I2C, SPI - - 3.6 V 2 V LGA 282LSB/g 14 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 793-1361
Mfr. Part No.LIS344ALH
$8.315
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Accelerometer 3 Analogue Surface Mount - 500Hz 1Hz 3.6 V 2.4 V LGA 3.3V/g 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 801-6882
Mfr. Part No.MMA8653FCR1
BrandNXP
$1.783
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Accelerometer 3 Digital Surface Mount Serial-I2C 400kHz 0kHz 3.6 V 1.95 V DFN 64 LSB/g, 128 LSB/g, 256 LSB/g 10 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 111-6452
Mfr. Part No.IIS328DQTR
$4.855
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
Accelerometer 3 Analogue, Digital Surface Mount Serial-3 Wire, Serial-4 Wire, Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI - - 3.6 V 2.16 V QFPN 4.3mg/digit 24 +105 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 793-1364
Mfr. Part No.LIS3DHTR
$2.59
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Accelerometer 3 Analogue Surface Mount I2C, SPI - - 3.6 V 1.71 V LGA 12mg/digit 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 103-2120
Mfr. Part No.LIS3DHTR
$1.488
Each (On a Reel of 4000)
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Accelerometer 3 Analogue Surface Mount I2C, SPI - - 3.6 V 1.71 V LGA 12mg/digit 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 166-1059
Mfr. Part No.IIS328DQTR
$6.558
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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Accelerometer 3 Analogue, Digital Surface Mount Serial-3 Wire, Serial-4 Wire, Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI - - 3.6 V 2.16 V QFPN 4.3mg/digit 24 +105 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 160-2759
Mfr. Part No.ADIS16364BMLZ
$1,190.326
Each (In a Tray of 8)
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Accelerometer, Gyroscope 3 Digital Screw Mount SPI - - 5.25 V 4.75 V ML 0.0505 °/s/LSB, 1.01 mg/LSB 24 +105 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 917-2725
Mfr. Part No.LIS3MDLTR
$2.321
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Magnetometer 3 Digital Surface Mount SPI - - 3.6 V 1.9 V VFLGA 1711LSB/g 12 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 883-7945
Mfr. Part No.MPU-6000
BrandInvenSense
$21.97
Each
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Motion Sensor Module 6 Digital Surface Mount I2C, SPI 30 (Z-Axis) kHz, 33 (Y-Axis) kHz, 36 (X-Axis) kHz 24 (Z-Axis) kHz, 27 (Y-Axis) kHz, 30 (X-Axis) kHz 3.46 V 2.375 V QFN 16.4°/s/LSB 24 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 666-6631
Mfr. Part No.28017
$50.44
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Accelerometer 2 Analogue Surface Mount Digital PWM - - 5 V 3.3 V SMD - 5 +70 °C 0 °C
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