Motion Sensor Enhances User Interfaces

Motion Sensor Enhances User Interfaces

Heralded as the world's most advanced six-axis motion sensor supporting image stabilization in smartphones, tablets, and digital still cameras, the LSM6DS3H combines a three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer, and processing circuit. The sensor’s dual-core gyroscopes are capable of simultaneously handling user motion and gesture recognition and camera image stabilization. Power consumption is less than 1 mA, compared to the 5mA required by systems that employ two single-function gyroscopes. Features include:
• Ultra-low power consumption of the motion sensors (0.85mA in normal mode, 0.4mA in low power mode), allowing the gyroscope to be "always on";
• Accelerometer power consumption in low-power mode down to 10 uA, 60% less compared with the previous-generation 6-axis module (LSM6DS3);
• Supports both EIS and OIS applications with a choice of I2C or SPI for the primary interface and a dedicated auxiliary SPI interface to the camera module;
• Compact package measuring 2.5mm X 3mm X 0.83mm;
• Accelerometer ODR (Output Data Rate) up to 6.66 kHz, Gyroscope ODR up to 3.33kHz;
• Smart FIFO for dynamic data batching and smarter power management: 4kbyte FIFO + 4kbyte flexible (FIFO or programmable);
• Full-scale acceleration range +/- 2 / +/- 4 / +/- 8 / +/- 16g;
• Full-scale angular rate range +/- 125 / +/- 245 / +/- 500 / +/- 1000 / +/- 2000 dps;
• Supply voltage from 1.71 to 3.6V, independent IOs supply down to 1.62V;
• SPI/I2C serial interface data synchronization feature;
• Embedded temperature sensor.

The LSM6DS3H is available now in volume production at a price of $1.61 each/1,000. A datasheet is available at

Burlington, MA

Contact Info

Company: STMicroelectronics
Country: Switzerland

Suggested Articles

Neuron on silicon uses only 140 nanowatts of power

Intel also bought Nervana for AI in 2016

Semiconductor supplier Analog Devices Inc. has sued Xilinx for violating its converter patents.