APPLICATION NOTE 5830

Accelerometer and Gyroscopes Sensors: Operation, Sensing, and Applications

By: Majid Dadafshar

Abstract: Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) in consumer electronics are growing faster each year, with increasing demands from the mobile market, which is dominating the growth for this emerging technology. MEMS sensors are, in fact, becoming the key elements in designing differentiating products for consumer and mobile markets like game consoles, smartphones, and tablets. MEMS give the user a new way to interface with their smart device. This paper is an overview of MEMS: the principle of their operation, the sensing mechanism, and a variety of potential applications.