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Analog Devices Press Release - September 6, 2011
Fail-Safe iMEMS Gyroscope Provides Unmatched Shock and Vibration
-- Analog Devices' ADXRS800 patented* quad beam architecture provides 0.03°/sec/g of linear
Immunity for Automotive Applications
rejection while continuously monitoring the total electro-mechanical gyro performance.
Norwood, MA (09/06/2011) - For
automotive electronic stability control, rollover detection, and pitch detection applications,
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today introduced the
ADXRS800 iMEMS® gyroscope, featuring a patented differential quad-beam architecture designed to minimize the
influence of linear shock and vibration. Qualified for automotive safety applications, the ADXRS800 is the most
stable, vibration-immune automotive-grade gyro available while a continuous electro-mechanical self-test feature
ensures the integrity of the gyro output signal.
“A stability control system needs accurate inertial signals at all times, especially when harsh vibrations and
shocks are present,” said Thomas Wessel, vice president, Automotive, Analog Devices. “Safety critical auto
applications like this benefit greatly from the ADXRS800's vibration immunity. The continuous self-test feature is
also key to realizing fail-safe system performance according to the highest industry standards. The innovations
that this part delivers will make cars safer.”
Unlike alternative MEMS gyros, the ADXRS800's unique
architecture enables very accurate performance in exceedingly harsh automotive environments without the need for
complex and costly system-level counter measures. Sensitivity to linear acceleration is specified at only 0.03
°/sec/g, vibration rectification is only 0.0002°/sec/g2, noise-rate density is 0.02°/sec/√Hz at +105°C and null
offset variation is 3°/s maximum over temperature and product life. Further simplifying the system design, the
gyro delivers better offset stability compared to alternatives without the need for calibration. What's more,
power consumption is only 6 milliamps under typical conditions. The new gyro is available in a cavity plastic
SOIC-16 (Z-axis) and a SMT-compatible vertical mount package (X-axis) and is capable of operating across an
extended temperature range of -40 °C to 125 °C.
More about the ADXRS800 iMEMS Gyroscope
The ADXRS800's continuous self-test architecture
simplifies algorithms for failure detection and allows system designers to quickly integrate fault detection into
their designs. The integrity of the electromechanical system is checked by applying a high frequency electrostatic
force to the sense structure allowing differentiation from real-rate stimulus in the base band that can be
filtered so it does not interfere with sensor output. The ADXRS800 is capable of sensing angular rates up to
±300°/sec while providing high resolution of 80 LSB/°/s on the low end due to its wide dynamic range and low noise
of 0.16°/s rms with a 80 Hz filter. Angular rate data is presented as a 16-bit word, as part of a 32-bit serial
peripheral interface (SPI) message. Other features include internal temperature compensation over an extended
industrial temperature range and an optional ceramic vertical-mount package that uniquely enables three-axis
sensing on a single PCB without daughter boards. To order samples or download the data sheet, visit
ADXRS800 iMEMS Gyroscope Key Features
- The unique differential quad sensor technology provides high vibration and shock immunity over a wide
frequency range and allows for reliable and stable readings in harsh environments.
- Offers a measurement range of ±300°/s at high resolution of 80 LSB/°/s
- Power consumption is only 6 milliamps under typical conditions
- Excellent null offset stability of 3°/s maximum over temperature and product life
- Low noise with a noise-rate density specification of 0.02°/sec/√Hz at +105°C
- Qualified for automotive applications
Other automotive qualified MEMS inertial sensors from Analog Devices include the
low g and
high g iMEMS accelerometers.
About Analog Devices
Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the
longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world
leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers,
representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood,
Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices' common stock is
listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included in the S&P 500 Index.
a registered trademark of Analog Devices, Inc.
*Patents: 7,421,897, 7,347,094, 6,684,698, 5,869,760
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Colleen Cronin, 781-937-1622
Date Posted 9/7/2011