What is a Gyro Sensor?
A gyro sensor, angular rate sensor or angular velocity sensor is a device that can sense angular velocity. Gyro sensors can sense rotational motion and changes in orientation and therefore augment motion. Vibration gyro sensors can sense angular velocity due to the Coriolis force which is applied to a vibrating element. This motion produces a potential difference from which angular velocity is sensed. The angular velocity is converted into an electrical signal output.
Types of Gyro Sensors
There are several different kinds of gyro sensors. At Future Electronics we stock many of the most common types categorized by output type, supply voltage, supply current, sensing range, operating temperature range and packaging type. The parametric filters on our website can help refine your search results depending on the required specifications.
The most common sizes for supply voltage are 2.7 to 3.6 V. We also carry gyro sensors with supply voltage up to 5 V. The output type can be analog, digital, linear or ratiometric, with the most common chips having an analog output.
Gyro Sensors from Future Electronics
Future Electronics has a complete selection of gyro sensors from several chip manufacturers that can be used as a MEMS gyro sensor or a 3 axis gyro sensor, among other uses. Simply choose from the gyro sensor technical attributes below and your search results will quickly be narrowed in order to match your specific gyro sensor application needs.
If you have a preferred brand, we deal with Bosch, Murata and STMicroelectronics as manufacturers. You can easily refine your gyro sensor product search results by clicking your preferred gyro sensor brand below from our list of manufacturers.
Applications for Gyro Sensors:
The main applications for gyro sensors are:
- Angular velocity sensing: to sense the amount of angular velocity produced, which is the motion itself. An example would be the sensing of athletic movement.
- Angle sensing: to sense the angular velocity produced by the movement of the sensor itself. Angles are detected by a CPU. Thus, the moved angle is fed to and reflected in an application. Examples are car navigation systems, video game controllers and mobile phones.
- Control mechanisms: to senses the vibration produced by external factors. This vibration data is then transmitted as electrical signals to a CPU. This is used in correcting the balance or orientation of an object. Some examples include camera-shake correction and vehicle control.
Choosing the Right Gyro Sensor:
When you are looking for the right gyro sensors, you can filter the results by various attributes with the FutureElectronics.com parametric search: by Sensing Range (±2000 °/s, ±300 °/s, ±100 °/s, 500 °/s,… ), Output Type (Analog Output, Digital Output, Linear, Ratiometric) and Supply Current (from 4.2 mA to 10 mA) to name a few. You will be able to find the right high speed op amps to design a 3 axis gyro sensor or mems gyro sensor.
Gyro Sensors in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities
If the quantity of gyro sensors required is less than a full reel, we offer to customers many of our gyro sensor products in tube, tray or individual quantities that will help you avoid unneeded surplus.
In addition, Future Electronics offers its clients a unique bonded inventory program designed to eliminate potential problems that could arise from an unpredictable supply of products containing raw metals and products with long or erratic lead times. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you and your company can avoid possible shortages.