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ST tweaks gyroscopes for shake-free images on cameras

Posted: 13 Sep 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:STMicroelectronics? gyroscopes? image stabilisation? SPI digital interface?

STMicroelectronics recently introduced a new family of gyroscopes specifically optimised for optical image stabilisation in smartphones and digital still cameras. The new 2-axis (L2G3IS) and 3-axis (L3G3IS) gyroscopes operate with a resonant frequency of the sensing mass at around 20kHz. ST claims that the devices are immune to the damage that could be caused by ultrasonic cleaning equipment (typically operating at around 30kHz) used to clean devices before equipment assembly.

Other key technical features of the new devices include 65dps/130dps full-scale range, SPI digital interface, embedded temperature sensor, and integrated low- and high-pass filters with selectable bandwidth. The devices operate with supply voltage from 2.4V to 3.6V and are housed in an LGA-16 3x3.5x1mm package.

Samples of ST's new 2-axis (L2G3IS) and 3-axis (L3G3IS) gyroscopes are available now and budgetary unit pricing is $2.37 (L2G3IS) and $3.38 (L3G3IS) for orders over 1,000 pieces.

Further information regarding ST's latest gyroscopes can be found here.

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