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MIKROE Accel 19 Click

Accel 19 Click is a compact add-on board that contains an acceleration sensor. This board features the LIS2DTW12, an ultra-low-power high-performance three-axis accelerometer from STMicroelectronics. It allows selectable full-scale acceleration measurements in ranges of ±2g, ±4g, ±8g, or ±16g in three axes with a configurable host interface that supports both SPI and I2C serial communication. Alongside an embedded 0.8°C accuracy temperature sensor with ODRs ranging from 50 to 1.6Hz and resolution from 8 to 12 bits, it has a dedicated internal engine to process motion and acceleration detection. This Click board™ is suitable for various applications such as motion-activated functions and user interfaces, tap-double-tap recognition, free-fall detection, tracking, and many more.

Accel 19 Click is supported by a mikroSDK compliant library, which includes functions that simplify software development.

Accel 19 Click as its foundation uses the LIS2DTW12, a highly reliable digital triaxial acceleration and temperature sensor from STMicroelectronics. The LIS2DTW12 is highly configurable with a programmable acceleration range of ±2g, ±4g, ±8g, or ±16g capable of measuring accelerations with output data rates from 1.6 to 1600Hz. Multiple operating modes with various bandwidths, low noise, very stable sensitivity, together with the capability of working over a wide temperature range, makes this device particularly suitable for vibration monitoring in industrial applications.

The LIS2DTW12 has an embedded temperature sensor with a typical accuracy of 0.8°C, ODRs ranging from 50 to 1.6Hz, and 8 to 12 bits resolution. Besides, it has an integrated 32-level first-in, first-out (FIFO) buffer allowing the user to store data to limit intervention by the host processor. Alongside these features, the LIS2DTW12 has a dedicated internal engine to process motion and acceleration detection, including free-fall, wakeup, highly configurable single/double-tap recognition, activity/inactivity, stationary/motion detection, portrait/landscape detection, and 6D/4D orientation.

Accel 19 Click allows using both I2C and SPI interfaces with a maximum frequency of 3.4MHz for I2C and 10MHz 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 LIS2DTW12 allows choosing the least significant bit (LSB) of its I2C peripheral address using the SMD jumper labeled ADDR SEL. The Accel 19 also possesses two interrupts, IN1 and IN2, routed to the INT and PWM pins on the mikroBUS™ socket used to signal MCU that an event has been sensed entirely programmed by the user through the I2C/SPI interface.

This Click board™ can be operated only with a 3.3V logic voltage level. The board must perform appropriate logic voltage level conversion before using 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.

  • Interface: I2C, SPI
  • Compatibility: mikroBUS™
  • Dimensions: 28.6 x 25.4mm
  • Input Voltage: 3.3V
  • Acceleration Range: Min. ±2g, Max. ±16g
  • Sensitivity: Min. 4098 LSB/g, Max. 512 LSB/g
  • Bandwidth: Min. 0.8Hz, Max. 800Hz
  • Resolution: 16 bit
  • Operating Temperature Range: Min. -40°C, Typ. +25°C, Max. +85°C


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