Optical image stabilisation MEMS gyroscope for smartphones and cameras

January 09, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
The dimensions of ST’s MEMS gyroscope facilitate the integration of optical image stabilisation in tiny smartphones and digital still cameras. Area (50%) and volume (60%) reduction over previous-generation devices combines with the high performance demanded by the market.

STMicroelectronics has introduced a 2-axis gyroscope optimised for optical image stabilisation in smartphones and digital still cameras. With compact dimensions of 2.3 x 2.3 x 0.7 mm, the L2G2IS can be integrated into the next generation of stabilised camera modules, where the dimensions of the components are critical. At a size 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.

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 the L2G2IS gyroscope are available now and pricing is $1.70 (1000).

STMicroelectronics; www.st.com