MIKROE Gyro 6 Click is a compact add-on board that contains a high-performance gyroscope. This board features the IAM-20380, a 3-axis, digital-output X-, Y-, and Z-axis angular rate sensor (gyroscope) from TDK InvenSense. It has a full-scale programmable range of ±250DPS, ±500DPS, ±1000DPS, and ±2000DPS with a factory-calibrated initial sensitivity and configurable host interface that supports both SPI and I2C serial communication. It also features a 512-byte FIFO that can lower the traffic on the serial bus interface and reduce power consumption by allowing the host to burst-read sensor data and then go into a low-power mode. This Click board™ is suitable for various applications such as angular velocity sensing, angle sensing and control mechanisms, automotive, industrial and navigational systems, telematics, and many more.
Gyro 6 Click is supported by a mikroSDK compliant library, which includes functions that simplify software development.
Gyro 6 Click at its foundation uses the IAM-20380, a high-performance 3-axis gyroscope from TDK InvenSense. The IAM-20380 is highly configurable with a full-scale programmable range of ±250dps, ±500dps, ±1000dps, and ±2000dps. It also features a 512-byte FIFO that can lower the traffic on the selected serial bus interface and reduce power consumption by allowing the system processor to burst read sensor data and then go into a low-power mode. With its 3-axis integration, this Click board™ guarantees customers' optimal motion performance, allowing them to design it into a wide range of industrial applications.
Other industry-leading features of the IAM-20380 include on-chip 16-bit ADCs to sample each axis, an embedded temperature sensor, and programmable interrupts. The ADC sample rate is programmable from 8,000 samples per second down to 3.9, and user-selectable low-pass filters enable a wide range of cut-off frequencies. It also comes with a factory-calibrated initial sensitivity and provides high robustness by supporting 10,000g shock reliability.
Gyro 6 Click allows using both I2C and SPI interfaces with a maximum frequency of 400kHz for I2C and 8MHz for SPI communication. The selection can be made by positioning SMD jumpers labeled as COMM SEL to an appropriate position. Note that all the jumpers' positions must be on the same side, or the Click board™ may become unresponsive. While the I2C interface is selected, the IAM-20380 allows choosing the least significant bit (LSB) of its I2C peripheral address using the SMD jumper labeled as ADDR SEL to an appropriate position marked as 0 and 1.
An additional option made available for the user is the Frame Synchronization Selection jumper labeled as FSYNC SEL. In this case, this feature is not used, so it’s connected to the ground by default. Otherwise, by placing the jumper at the position marked with PWM, an external sync signal from the PWM pin of the mikroBUS™ socket can be used as an optional frame synchronization signal to allow precise timing to be achieved.
This Click board™ can be operated only with a 3.3V logic voltage level. The board must perform appropriate logic voltage level conversion before use with MCUs with different logic levels. However, the Click board™ comes equipped with a library containing functions and an example code that can be used, as a reference, for further development.
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