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.