Registration Date 13 Jun 2016

Low Cost ±2g Dual Axis Accelerometer


Electronics Sensor Product Number : ADXL212



The ADXL212 is a high precision, low power, complete single- and dual-axis accelerometers with duty cycle modulated outputs, all on a single, monolithic IC. The ADXL212 measure acceleration with a full-scale range of ±2g. The ADXL212 can measure both dynamic acceleration (for example, vibration) and static acceleration (for example, gravity). The typical noise floor is 110 μg/√Hz, allowing signals below 1 mg (0.06° of inclination) to be resolved in tilt sensing applications using narrow bandwidths (<60 Hz). The user selects the bandwidth of the accelerometer using Capacitor CX and Capacitor CY at the XOUT and YOUT pins. Bandwidths of 0.5 Hz to 2.5 kHz may be selected to suit the application. The ADXL212 available in 5 mm × 5 mm × 2 mm, 8-pad hermetic LCC packages.


High performance, single-/dual-axis accelerometer on a single IC chip 5 mm × 5 mm × 2 mm LCC package 1 mg resolution at 60 Hz Low power: 700 μA at VS = 5 V (typical) High zero g bias stability High sensitivity accuracy –40°C to +125°C temperature range Pulse Width Modulated Digital Outputs BW adjustment with a single capacitor Single-supply operation 3500 g shock survival RoHS-compliant Compatible with Sn/Pb- and Pb-free solder processes

Digital Accelerometer

Manufacturer's Description

The ADXL344 is a versatile 3-axis, digital-output, low g MEMS accelerometer. Selectable measurement range and bandwidth and configurable, built-in motion detection make it suitable for sensing acceleration in a wide variety of applications. Robustness to 10,000 g/of shock and a wide temperature range (−40°C to +85°C) enable use of the accelerometer even in harsh environments.

The ADXL344 measures acceleration with high resolution (13-bit) measurement at up to ±16 g/. Digital output data is formatted as 16-bit twos complement and is accessible through either a SPI (3- or 4-wire) or I2C digital interface. The ADXL344 can measure the static acceleration of gravity in tilt-sensing appli-cations, as well as dynamic acceleration resulting from motion or shock. Its high resolution (3.9 mg/LSB) enables measurement of inclination changes less than 1.0°.

Several special sensing functions are provided. Activity and inactivity sensing detect the presence or lack of motion. Tap sensing detects single and double taps in any direction. Free-fall sensing detects if the device is falling. Orientation detection reports four- and six-position orientation and can trigger an interrupt upon change in orientation. These functions can be mapped individually to either of two interrupt output pins.

An integrated memory management system with a 32-level first in, first out (FIFO) buffer can be used to store data to minimize host processor activity and lower overall system power consumption.

The ADXL344 is supplied in a small, thin, 3 mm × 3 mm × 0.95 mm, 16-terminal, plastic package.