Motion / Inertial Sensors
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TDK Product Features
TDK’s motion and inertial sensor family includes acceleration sensors, gyro sensors, and inertial measurement units (IMU), which combine the two. The TDK MEMS Sensor Platform, which incorporates advanced MEMS technology*, is expected to create high added value compound sensors and sensor solutions for the IoT and IoE era. TDK’s IMUs include six-axis to nine-axis units such as a six-axis IMU with a three-axis acceleration sensor and three-axis gyroscope, a seven-axis IMU that adds a barometric pressure sensor, and a nine-axis IMU that also includes a three-axis compass. An acceleration sensor is a sensor that measures the acceleration of an object. There are 1-axis, 2-axis, and 3-axis sensors depending on the number of detection axes on the XYZ axes. Gyro sensors are sensors that measure angular velocity. Available sensors include one-axis, two-axis, and three-axis sensors depending on the number of detection axes including pitch angle, roll angle, and yaw angle. * MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) technology: Micromachining technology that employs the three-dimensional precision processing technologies used in the manufacture of semiconductor integrated circuits to simultaneously create multiple sensors, circuits, movable parts, and other components on a silicon wafer.