MPU IMU click carries the MPU-6000 integrated 6-axis motion tracking device that combines a 3-axis gyroscope, a 3-axis accelerometer, and a DMP (Digital Motion Processor) into a single small chip. The gyroscope has a sensitivity up to 131 LSBs and a full-scale range of ±250, ±500, ±1000, and ±2000dps. The accelerometer has a programmable full scale range of ±2g, ±4g, ±8g and ±16g. It communicates with the target board through SPI, I2C, RST and INT lines. The board is designed to use 3.3V power supply only. A LED diode serves as a power indicator.
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.