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Replacement: None. We are no longer carrying this retail kit in our catalog but we are still carrying our non-retail version here. This page is for reference only.

Description: This is a breakout board for InvenSense's ITG-3200, a groundbreaking triple-axis, digital output MEMS gyroscope in retail packaging. The ITG-3200 features three 16-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) for digitizing the gyro outputs, a user-selectable internal low-pass filter bandwidth, and a Fast-Mode I2C (400kHz) interface. Additional features include an embedded temperature sensor and a 2% accurate internal oscillator.

The ITG-3200 can be powered at anywhere between 2.1 and 3.6V. For power supply flexibility, the ITG-3200 has a separate VLOGIC reference pin (labeled VIO), in addition to its analog supply pin (VDD) which sets the logic levels of its serial interface. The VLOGIC voltage may be anywhere from 1.71V min to VDD max. For general use, VLOGIC can be tied to VCC. The normal operating current of the sensor is just 6.5mA.

Communication with the ITG-3200 is achieved over a two-wire (I2C) interface. The sensor also features a interrupt output, and an optional clock input. A jumper on the top of the board allows you to easily select the I2C address, by pulling the AD0 pin to either VCC or GND; the board is shipped with this jumper tied to VCC. If you don't plan on using the CLKIN pin, you can short the jumper on the bottom of the board to tie it to GND.

This breakout board is shipped as shown in the images. Note that there are two unpopulated resistors on the I2C lines, these can be added later by the customer (that's you!) if desired.

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Features:

  • Digital-output X-, Y-, and Z-Axis angular rate sensors (gyros) on one integrated circuit
  • Digitally-programmable low-pass filter
  • Low 6.5mA operating current consumption for long battery life
  • Wide VDD supply voltage range of 2.1V to 3.6V
  • Standby current: 5μA
  • Digital-output temperature sensor
  • Fast Mode I2C (400kHz) serial interface
  • Optional external clock inputs of 32.768kHz or 19.2MHz to synchronize with system clock
  • Pins broken out to a breadboard friendly 7-pin 0.1" pitch header

Dimensions: 0.70 x 0.55" (17.78 x 13.97mm)

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Comments 4 comments

  • The quickstart (http://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/265) guide notes that the values provided are not in degrees per second. How can I translate to degrees (or radian) per second?

  • Such a huge amount of waste plastic for such a small part. How do you sleep at night?
    At the very least, you should make the plastic cases easily reusable as enclosures or something.

    • They also prevent theft.

    • I don’t think the retail products were intended for sale over the web. (Although you can still buy them if you want.)
      They were intended to be sold in a brick and mortar store where the packaging needs to be big enough to be hung on a hook and visible to customers. This is a great way of introducing people to electronics! After using the retail stuff to get started, people can then start ordering over the web.
      As far as the plastic goes, as long as it’s marked, I usually toss it in the recycling bin.


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