Accel Click is an accessory board in mikroBUS form factor. It features ADXL345 3-axis accelerometer module with ultra-low power and high resolution (13-bit) measurement. Module supports several sensing functions such as single/double tap detection, activity/inactivity monitoring, free-fall detection etc. It has memory management system with a 32-level FIFO buffer to store data with minimized host processor activity. Board is designed to use 3.3V power supply only.
MEMS sensors or Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems are the sensors and actuators at the bare metal of embedded systems. MEMS are used for airbag systems, automatic door locks, security systems , earthquake detection, inkjet printers, kitchen appliances, and of course computer peripherals. In this blog we will explore the different ways you can use MEMS sensors.