Low-power six-axis sensor supports motion detection and gesture recognition


LSM6DSO16IS from STMicroelectronics includes an innovative sensor signal processing unit for implementing AI algorithms at the edge

The STMicroelectronics LSM6DSO16IS is a system-in-package which combines a three-axis digital accelerometer and a three-axis digital gyroscope.


The low-power features of the LSM6DSO16IS mean that in always-on mode it provides optimal results in personal electronics equipment and IoT devices while extending battery run-time. It can be used for complex motion detection and gesture recognition, and for activity recognition and tracking.


The LSM6DSO16IS has a full-scale acceleration range of ±2 g/±4 g/±8 g/±16 g and an angular rate range of between ±125 degrees/s and ±2,000 degrees/s. The module provides a set of programmable interrupt functions. An on-chip sensor hub manages the inputs from up to six sensors: the internal accelerometer and gyroscope, and four external sensors.


The LSM6DSO16IS embeds a new ST signal processing block, the intelligent sensor processing unit (ISPU), to provide real-time sensor data to the host application. The ISPU is an ultra low-power, high-performance programmable core which can execute signal processing and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms at the edge. The ISPU supports C programming, and is backed by an ecosystem of libraries and third-party tools and development environments. Its circuitry is optimized for the real-time execution of algorithms, providing a streamlined implementation of AI in wireless sensor nodes.


  • Low operating current:
    • 59 mA in high-performance mode
    • 46 mA in low-power mode with ISPU inactive
  • 70 μg/√Hz noise in high-performance mode
  • SPI/I2C serial interface
  • Operating-temperature range: -40°C to 85°C
  • Temperature sensor


  • IoT devices
  • Wearable devices
  • Smart watches
  • Personal health monitoring devices
  • Smart pens
  • Gaming equipment
  • Remote controls
STMicroelectronics — LSM6DSO16IS Motion Sensor

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