Registration Date 13 Jun 2016

3-Axis, ±2 g/±4 g/±8 g/±16 g Ultralow Power Digital Accelerometer


Electronics Sensor Product Number : ADXL346



Handsets Medical instrumentation Gaming and pointing devices Industrial instrumentation Personal navigation devices Hard disk drive (HDD) protection
Medical devices Ideal for Wireless Handsets, PDAs, and other mobile devices Instrumentation Personal Navigation Devices Hard disk drive (HDD) protection


Ultralow power: as low as 23 μA in measurement mode and 0.2 μA in standby mode at VS = 2.6 V (typical) Power consumption scales automatically with bandwidth User-selectable resolution Fixed 10-bit resolution Full resolution, where resolution increases with g range, up to 13-bit resolution at ±16 g (maintaining 4 mg/LSB scale factor in all g ranges) Patent pending, embedded memory management system with FIFO technology minimizes host processor load Single tap/double tap detection Activity/inactivity monitoring Freefall detection Concurrent four- and six-position orientation detection Supply and I/O voltage range: 1.7 V to 2.75 V SPI (3- and 4-wire) and I2C digital interfaces Flexible interrupt modes mappable to either interrupt pin See data sheet for additional features

Digital Accelerometer

Manufacturer's Description

The ADXL346 is a small, thin, ultralow power, 3-axis accelerometer with high resolution (13-bit) measurement at up to ±16g. Digital output data is formatted as 16-bit twos complement and is accessible through either an SPI (3- or 4-wire) or I2C® digital interface.

The ADXL346 is well suited for mobile device applications. It measures the static acceleration of gravity in tilt-sensing applications, as well as dynamic acceleration resulting from motion or shock. Its high resolution (4 mg/LSB) enables measurement of inclination changes of less than 1.0°.

Several special sensing functions are provided. Activity and inactivity sensing detect the presence or lack of motion by comparing the acceleration on any axis with user-set thresholds. Tap sensing detects single and double taps in any direction. Free-fall sensing detects if the device is falling. Orientation detection is capable of concurrent four- and six-position sensing and a user-selectable interrupt on orientation change for 2D or 3D applications. These functions can be mapped individually to either of two interrupt output pins. An integrated, patent pending memory management system with 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.

Low power modes enable intelligent motion-based power management with threshold sensing and active acceleration measurement at extremely low power dissipation.

The ADXL346 is supplied in a small, thin, 3 mm × 3 mm × 0.95 mm, 16-lead, plastic package.