Gyro sensors are sensors that measure angular velocity. Angular velocity is generally expressed as an angle of rotation in degrees per second (deg/s). The angular position can be obtained by integrating the angular velocity with time, which can be used to detect changes in device attitude. There are various different types of gyro sensors with a wide range of applications. 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.
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.
* 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.