Gyroscopes

A gyroscope is a device that uses Earth’s gravity to help determine orientation. Gyro sensors are devices that sense angular velocity which is the change in rotational angle per unit of time. Angular velocity is generally expressed in deg/s (degrees per second). There are three basic types of gyroscope Rotary (classical) gyroscopes, Vibrating Structure Gyroscope and Optical Gyroscopes.


Its design consists of a freely rotating disk called a rotor, mounted onto a spinning axis in the centre of a larger and more stable wheel. As the axis turns, the rotor remains stationary to indicate the central gravitational pull, and thus which way is down. The gyroscope maintains its level of effectiveness by being able to measure the rate of rotation around a particular axis. When gauging the rate of rotation around the roll axis of an aircraft, it identifies an actual value until the object stabilizes out. Using the key principles of angular momentum, the gyroscope helps indicate orientation.


Gyroscopes are available that can measure rotational velocity in 1, 2, or 3 directions. 3-axis gyroscopes are often implemented with a 3-axis accelerometer to provide a full 6 degree-of-freedom (DoF) motion tracking system. A gyroscope would be used in an aircraft to help in indicating the rate of rotation around the aircraft roll axis. As an aircraft rolls, the gyroscope will measure non-zero values until the platform levels out, whereupon it would read a zero value to indicate the direction of down.


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STM32F429I-DISC1
STM32F429I-DISC1 - Development Board, STM32F429ZI MCU, 2.4

2506924

Development Board, STM32F429ZI MCU, 2.4" QVGA LCD, 3-Axis MEMS Motion Sensor

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DEV BOARD, ADVANCED LINE MCU; Silicon Manufacturer:STMicroelectronics; No. of Bits:32bit; Silicon Family Name:STM32F4; Core Architecture:ARM; Core Sub-Architecture:Cortex-M4; Silicon Core Number:STM32F429ZI; Kit Contents:Dev Board STM32F429ZI; Product Ra

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ITG-3200
ITG-3200 - MEMS Gyroscope, Digital, Pitch, Roll, Yaw, ± 2000°/s, 2.1 V, 3.6 V, QFN

1858279

MEMS Gyroscope, Digital, Pitch, Roll, Yaw, ± 2000°/s, 2.1 V, 3.6 V, QFN

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IC, GYRO, TRI-AXIS, +/-2000 DEG/S, 24QFN; MEMS Sensor Output:Digital; Measurement Axis:Pitch, Roll, Yaw; Full Scale Rate Range:± 2000°/s; Supply Voltage Min:2.1V; Supply Voltage Max:3.6V; Sensor Case Style:QFN; No. of Pins:24Pins; Sensitivity Typ:14.375L

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MPU-6050
MPU-6050 - MEMS Module, MotionTracking Series, 3-Axis Gyroscope/Accelerometer, ±16g, 2.375 V to 3.46 V, QFN-24

1864742

MEMS Module, MotionTracking Series, 3-Axis Gyroscope/Accelerometer, ±16g, 2.375 V to 3.46 V, QFN-24

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GYRO / ACCEL, 6-AXIS, I2C, QFN-24; MEMS Module Function:Tri-Axis Gyroscope, Tri-Axis Accelerometer; Supply Voltage Min:2.5V; Supply Voltage Max:3.6V; Sensor Case Style:QFN; No. of Pins:24Pins; Gyroscope Range:± 250°/s, ± 500°/s, ± 1000°/s, ± 2000°/s; Acc

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FRDM-FXS-MULT2-B - Evaluation Module, MMA8652FC/FXAS21002C/MPL3115A2 3-Axis Accelero/Magneto/Gyroscope

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Evaluation Module, MMA8652FC/FXAS21002C/MPL3115A2 3-Axis Accelero/Magneto/Gyroscope

NXP

DEV BOARD, FREEDOM PLATFORM; Kit Application Type:Sensing - Navigation, Position; Silicon Manufacturer:NXP; Silicon Core Number:FXLS8471Q, MAG3110, FXAS21002C, MMA8652FC, MPL3115A2, FXOS8700CQ, MMA9553L; Application Sub Type:Sensor; Kit Contents:Freedom

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MPU-3300
MPU-3300 - MEMS Gyroscope, Digital, X, Y, Z, ±225°/s, ± 450°/s, 2.375 V, 3.465 V, QFN

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MEMS Gyroscope, Digital, X, Y, Z, ±225°/s, ± 450°/s, 2.375 V, 3.465 V, QFN

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GYROSCOPE, 3AXIS, +/-450DPS, 24QFN; MEMS Sensor Output:Digital; Measurement Axis:X, Y, Z; Full Scale Rate Range:±225°/s, ± 450°/s; Supply Voltage Min:2.375V; Supply Voltage Max:3.465V; Sensor Case Style:QFN; No. of Pins:24Pins; Sensitivity Typ:72.8LSB/°/

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ADXRS453BRGZ
ADXRS453BRGZ - MEMS Gyroscope, Digital, Z, ± 400°/s, 3.15 V, 5.25 V, SOIC

2377130

MEMS Gyroscope, Digital, Z, ± 400°/s, 3.15 V, 5.25 V, SOIC

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GYROSCOPE, 1-AXIS, DIGITAL, SOIC-16; MEMS Sensor Output:Digital; Measurement Axis:Z; Full Scale Rate Range:± 400°/s; Supply Voltage Min:3.15V; Supply Voltage Max:5.25V; Sensor Case Style:SOIC; No. of Pins:16Pins; Sensitivity Typ:80LSB/°/s; Product Range:

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ADXRS290BCEZ
ADXRS290BCEZ - MEMS Gyroscope, Digital, Pitch, Roll, ± 100°/s, 2.7 V, 5 V, LGA

2460213

MEMS Gyroscope, Digital, Pitch, Roll, ± 100°/s, 2.7 V, 5 V, LGA

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GYROSCOPE, MEMS, DIGITAL, LGA-18; MEMS Sensor Output:Digital; Measurement Axis:Pitch, Roll; Full Scale Rate Range:± 100°/s; Supply Voltage Min:2.7V; Supply Voltage Max:5V; Sensor Case Style:LGA; No. of Pins:18Pins; Sensitivity Typ:200LSB/°/s; Product Ran

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FXAS21002CQR1
FXAS21002CQR1 - MEMS Gyroscope, Digital, Pitch, Roll, Yaw, ± 250°/s, ± 500°/s, ± 1000°/s, ± 2000°/s, 1.95 V, 3.6 V

2474536

MEMS Gyroscope, Digital, Pitch, Roll, Yaw, ± 250°/s, ± 500°/s, ± 1000°/s, ± 2000°/s, 1.95 V, 3.6 V

NXP

GYROSCOPE, 3-AXIS, DIGITAL, QFN-24; MEMS Sensor Output:Digital; Measurement Axis:Pitch, Roll, Yaw; Full Scale Rate Range:± 250°/s, ± 500°/s, ± 1000°/s, ± 2000°/s; Supply Voltage Min:1.95V; Supply Voltage Max:3.6V; Sensor Case Style:QFN; No. of Pins:24Pin

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