a ؎5 g to ؎50 g, Low Noise, Low Power,
Single/Dual Axis iMEMS® Accelerometers
Complete Acceleration Measurement System
on a Single Monolithic IC
80 dB Dynamic Range
Pin Programmable ؎50 g or ؎25 g Full Scale
Low Noise: 1 mg/√Hz Typical
Low Power: <2 mA per Axis
Supply Voltages as Low as 4 V
2-Pole Filter On-Chip
Complete Mechanical & Electrical Self-Test
Dual & Single Axis Versions Available
Surface Mount Package
FUNCTIONAL BLOCK DIAGRAMS
(DO NOT CONNECT)
(DO NOT CONNECT)
The ADXL150 and ADXL250 are third generation ± 50 g sur-
face micromachined accelerometers. These improved replace-
ments for the ADXL50 offer lower noise, wider dynamic range,
reduced power consumption and improved zero g bias drift.
The ADXL150 is a single axis product; the ADXL250 is a fully
integrated dual axis accelerometer with signal conditioning on a
single monolithic IC, the first of its kind available on the com-
mercial market. The two sensitive axes of the ADXL250 are
orthogonal (90°) to each other. Both devices have their sensitive
axes in the same plane as the silicon chip.
The ADXL150/ADXL250 offer lower noise and improved
signal-to-noise ratio over the ADXL50. Typical S/N is 80 dB,
allowing resolution of signals as low as 10 mg, yet still providing
a ± 50 g full-scale range. Device scale factor can be increased
from 38 mV/g to 76 mV/g by connecting a jumper between
VOUT and the offset null pin. Zero g drift has been reduced to
0.4 g over the industrial temperature range, a 10× improvement
over the ADXL50. Power consumption is a modest 1.8 mA
per axis. The scale factor and zero g output level are both
ratiometric to the power supply, eliminating the need for a volt-
age reference when driving ratiometric A/D converters such as
those found in most microprocessors. A power supply bypass
capacitor is the only external component needed for normal
The ADXL150/ADXL250 are available in a hermetic 14-lead
surface mount cerpac package specified over the 0°C to +70°C
commercial and –40°C to +85°C industrial temperature ranges.
Contact factory for availability of devices specified over automo-
tive and military temperature ranges.
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