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Date: 11-01-14

MEMS gyro for camera image stabilization

The number one mobile-device MEMS supplier for STMicroelectronics has introduced a new 2-axis gyroscope specifically optimized for optical image stabilization in smartphones and digital still cameras.

2.3x2.3x0.7mm measuring L2G2IS is 50% smaller than the previous generation by area and 60% smaller by volume, the L2G2IS still provides the high performance demanded by the applications and consumers.

“Optical Image Stabilization has become an essential feature in today’s smartphones and digital still cameras, thanks to the availability of dedicated MEMS gyroscopes,” said Fabio Pasolini, General Manager, Motion MEMS Division, STMicroelectronics. “With the L2G2IS, ST has once again raised the bar and set a new standard, dramatically reducing the volume and area required by this key function.”

Key technical features of the new device include ±100dps / ±200dps full-scale range, 3- and 4-wire SPI interface, and integrated low- and high-pass filters with selectable bandwidth. The L2G2IS operates with a supply voltage range of 1.7V to 3.6V.

Samples of ST’s new 2-axis L2G2IS gyroscope are available now and budgetary unit pricing is $1.70 for orders over 1,000 pieces.

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