SparkFun: ITG-3200,Triple-Axis Gyro

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The ADXL335 is a three-axis accelerometer that can be purchased from SparkFun. The datasheet describes it:

The ITG-3200 is the world’s first single-chip, digital-output, 3-axis MEMS gyro IC optimized for gaming, 3D mice, and 3D remote control applications. The part features enhanced bias and sensitivity temperature stability, reducing the need for user calibration. Low frequency noise is lower than previous generation devices, simplifying application development and making for more-responsive remote controls.

Inputs and Outputs

The ITG-3200 takes a supply voltage (Vs) of 1.8-3.6 V. The analog outputs are scaled proportionally to the supply voltage; at Vs = 3.6 V, the output will change by 2x for the same acceleration as compared to Vs = 1.8 V. Although the output sensitivity is scaled proportionally to the input voltage, noise is not, so higher supply voltages are advisable to reduce the impact of noise.

At all supply voltages, 0 g acceleration corresponds to an output voltage of Vs/2. At Vs = 3.6 V, the datasheet specs the typical sensitivity at 360 mV / g, with g as standard gravitational acceleration.

Bone Usage

Because the ITG-3200 has and I2C port, data can be read into the Bone via the I2C buss pins. One sets of I2C buss pins are required, for the X, Y, Z, and temperature outputs on the gyro. @#@#@#@# See the picture on the right for an example wiring configuration.


Wiring example for ITG-3200 on a Bone


Note: There are two unpopulated resistors on the I2C lines, these can be added later by the customer if desired..