Ultra-Accurate, Low-Power, 3-Axis Digital Output Gyroscope


Maxim's low-power (1.8 V) gyroscope in the industry's smallest (3 mm x 3 mm) package

The MAX21000 is a low-power, low-noise, 3-axis angular rate sensor that delivers unprecedented accuracy and sensitivity over temperature and time. It operates with a supply voltage as low as 1.71 V for minimum power consumption. It includes a sensing element and an IC interface that provides the measured angular rate to the external world through a digital interface (I²C/SPI).

The IC has a full scale of ±31.25/±62.50/±125/±250/±500/±1k/±2k degrees per second (dps) and measures rates with a finely-tunable, user-selectable bandwidth. The high ODR and the large BW, the low noise at highest FS, together with the low phase delay, make the IC suitable for both user interface (UI) and optical image stabilization (OIS) applications.

The IC is a highly-integrated solution available in a compact 3 mm x 3 mm x 0.9 mm plastic land grid array (LGA) package and does not require any external components other than supply bypass capacitors. It can operate over the -40°C to +85°C temperature range.

Key Features Applications
  • Minimum overall footprint
  • No external components
  • Unique low-power capabilities
  • Low operating current consumption (5.4 mA typical)
  • Eco-mode available at 100 Hz with 3.0 mA (typical)
  • Appliances and robotics
  • GPS navigation systems
  • Health and sports monitoring
  • Motion control with MMI (Man-Machine Interface)
  • Motion-based 3D mouse and 3D remote controls

MAX21000 Gyroscope

Manufacturer Part Number Description Available Quantity Datasheets
MAX21000+ IC GYROSCOPE 3-AXIS 16LGA 2514