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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 917-2725
Mfr. Part No.LIS3MDLTR
$2.321
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Magnetometer 3 Digital Surface Mount SPI - - 3.6 V 1.9 V VFLGA 1711LSB/g 12 +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. 111-6452
Mfr. Part No.IIS328DQTR
$4.855
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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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. 178-7505
Mfr. Part No.LIS3MDLTR
$1.311
Each (On a Reel of 8000)
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Magnetometer 3 Digital Surface Mount SPI - - 3.6 V 1.9 V VFLGA 1711LSB/g 12 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 103-1584
Mfr. Part No.LIS331HH
$5.123
Each (In a Tray of 490)
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Accelerometer 3 - Surface Mount - - - 3.6 V 2.16 V LGA 12mg/LSB 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 166-1076
Mfr. Part No.IIS2DHTR
$4.407
Each (On a Reel of 8000)
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Gyroscope 3 Analogue, Digital Surface Mount Serial-3 Wire, Serial-4 Wire, Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI - - 3.6 V 1.71 V LGA 207.55mg/digit 12 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 194-7649
Mfr. Part No.LSM6DSRXTR
$11.805
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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- 3 CMOS Surface Mount I2C, SPI 10MHz - 3.6 V 1.71 V LGA 0.488mg/LSB 14 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 190-8451
Mfr. Part No.LSM6DSOXTR
$4.317
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Accelerometer 3 Digital Surface Mount - 6664Hz 1.6Hz 3.6 V 1.71 V LGA 0.488mg/LSB 14 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 166-0987
Mfr. Part No.H3LIS100DLTR
$5.23
Each (On a Reel of 1000)
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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 TFLGA 780mg/digit 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 196-1959
Mfr. Part No.LIS3DSHTR
$1.623
Each (On a Reel of 4000)
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Accelerometer 3 Digital Surface Mount I2C, SPI 400kHz 0kHz 3.6 V 1.71 V LGA 0.73mg/digit 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 110-6600
Mfr. Part No.LIS331DLHTR
$4.434
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Accelerometer 3 Digital Surface Mount I2C, SPI 400kHz 0kHz 3.6 V 2.16 V LGA 4.3mg/digit 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 193-1118
Mfr. Part No.STEVAL-MKI193V1
$36.53
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- - Motion Sensor - - - - - - - - 24 - -
RS Stock No. 165-5316
Mfr. Part No.LIS2DHTR
$1.13
Each (On a Reel of 8000)
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Accelerometer 3 Digital Surface Mount I2C, SPI 400kHz 0kHz 3.6 V 1.71 V LGA 192mg/digit 14 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 162-3602
Mfr. Part No.ISM330DLCTR
$6.068
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Accelerometer, Gyroscope 3 Analogue, Digital Surface Mount Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI 400kHz 0kHz 3.6 V 1.71 V LGA 0.488mg/LSB 14 +85 °C -40 °C