Gyro Breakout Board - LY530AL - 300°/s

Replacement: None. The LY530ALH is end-of-life, which means it's time for this product to step aside and make room in the catalog for even more cool stuff. This page is for reference only.

This is a breakout board for the ST's single-axis LY530ALH gyro. The LY530ALH measures angular velocity along the yaw axis with a full scale of ±300°/s. Two different analog outputs are provided for the z-axis - one 1x amplified and the other 4x amplified.

A regulated voltage between 2.7 and 3.6VDC should be supplied to the power pins. We have the filtering circuits all set up, so you'll just need to connect the outputs to an ADC, and you're ready to go.

This breakout board includes the gyro and all necessary filtering capacitors as shown. The 1x and 4x amplified outputs of both axes are connected to the 0.1" pitch headers, along with the power-down, self-test, high-pass filter reset, and power pins.

We put the LY530ALH on our LPY5xxx gyro breakout boards. Don't be tricked by the pin-out, the x-axis outputs will not work.

Not sure which gyro is right for you? Our Accelerometer and Gyro Buying Guide might help!

**Note: **Some users have found that the high pass filter on this breakout board causes the output to be incapable of being integrated. A revision is coming that will have R5 and R8 removed and replacing C1 and C2 with a jumper.

**Replaces: **SEN-09165

  • 2.7 to 3.6VDC power supply
  • Yaw rotation sensing
  • 1x and 4x amplified outputs
  • Low power consumption
  • All necessary filtering components included
  • Access to power-down, self-test, and high-pass filter reset pins
  • 0.6x0.7"


Looking for answers to technical questions?

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  • sethborders / about 12 years ago / 1

    anyone have example code for this?

  • Scuba_Steve / about 13 years ago / 1

    I have a question for anyone out there who knows more about gyroscopes or this sensor.

    1. At rest, does it put out a median voltage that varies up or down depending on the direction and speed?

    Also, it might be good to note that on the datasheet the 1X output is supposed to have 1500 degrees per second bandwidth.

  • So does this only detect 300 degrees of rotation? Will I be able to use this on an object spinning 360 degrees?

    • Scuba_Steve / about 13 years ago / 1

      It means that it will sense a directional change of 300 degrees per second.

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