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. 905-4665
Mfr. Part No.2019
€6.89
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units
Accelerometer 3 Digital - I2C 400kHz - 3.6 V 1.95 V Module 4096Counts/g 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 883-7948
Mfr. Part No.MPU-6050
BrandInvenSense
€7.21
Each
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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. 103-2120
Mfr. Part No.LIS3DHTR
€0.656
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. 793-1364
Mfr. Part No.LIS3DHTR
€1.202
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Accelerometer 3 Analogue Surface Mount I2C, SPI - - 3.6 V 1.71 V LGA 12mg/digit 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 146-2373
Mfr. Part No.805-0050-01
€78.282
Each (In a Box of 20)
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Accelerometer - - Through Hole 2 Wire IEPE 10000Hz 0.3Hz 30 V dc 18 V TO-5 100mV/g 3 +100 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 893-7266
Mfr. Part No.805-0050-01
€92.95
Each
units
Accelerometer - - Through Hole 2 Wire IEPE 10000Hz 0.3Hz 30 V dc 18 V TO-5 100mV/g 3 +100 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 178-7505
Mfr. Part No.LIS3MDLTR
€0.704
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. 917-2725
Mfr. Part No.LIS3MDLTR
€1.218
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. 709-0148
Mfr. Part No.ADXL335BCPZ
€5.04
Each
units
Accelerometer 3 - Surface Mount - - - 3.6 V 1.8 V LFCSP 330mV/g 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 914-0416
Mfr. Part No.ADXL335BCPZ-RL7
€3.258
Each (On a Reel of 1000)
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Accelerometer 3 Analogue Surface Mount - 1600Hz 0.5Hz 3.6 V 1.8 V LFCSP LQ 330mV/g 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 905-4586
Mfr. Part No.1247
€12.79
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Accelerometer, Magnetometer 3 Analogue, Digital Surface Mount Serial-I2C 400kHz 0kHz 3.6 V 2.16 V LGA - 14 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 912-6502
Mfr. Part No.ADXL335BCPZ
€3.568
Each (In a Tray of 490)
units
Accelerometer 3 - Surface Mount - - - 3.6 V 1.8 V LFCSP 330mV/g 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 912-9545
Mfr. Part No.ADXL345BCCZ
€4.344
Each (In a Tray of 490)
units
Accelerometer 3 - Surface Mount I2C, SPI - - 3.6 V 2 V LGA 282mV/g 14 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 801-6876
Mfr. Part No.MMA8452QT
BrandNXP
€2.016
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Accelerometer 3 Digital Surface Mount Serial-I2C 400kHz 0kHz 3.6 V 1.95 V QFN 256 Counts/g, 512 Counts/g, 1024 Counts/g 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 110-6552
Mfr. Part No.LSM6DS3TR
€2.565
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
Accelerometer, Gyroscope 3 Digital Surface Mount Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI 400kHz 0kHz 3.6 V 1.7 V LGA 0.488mg/LSB 14 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 922-7526
Mfr. Part No.MMA8452QT
BrandNXP
€0.951
Each (In a Tray of 2450)
units
Accelerometer 3 Digital Surface Mount Serial-I2C 400kHz 0kHz 3.6 V 1.95 V QFN 256 Counts/g, 512 Counts/g, 1024 Counts/g 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 709-8439
Mfr. Part No.ADXL345BCCZ
€6.14
Each
units
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
€3.954
Each (On a Reel of 1500)
units
Accelerometer 3 Digital Surface Mount I2C, SPI - - 3.6 V 2 V LGA 282LSB/g 14 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 169-7318
Mfr. Part No.MMA8451QT
BrandNXP
€1.435
Each (In a Tray of 490)
units
Accelerometer 3 Digital Surface Mount Serial-I2C - - 3.6 V 1.95 V QFN 4096Counts/g 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 821-2220
Mfr. Part No.MMA8451QT
BrandNXP
€2.542
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Accelerometer 3 Digital Surface Mount Serial-I2C - - 3.6 V 1.95 V QFN 4096Counts/g 16 +85 °C -40 °C
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