April 2011Doc ID 018750 Rev 11/41
L3G4200D: three axis digital output gyroscope
This document is intended to provide usage information and application hints related to STL3G4200D 3-axial digital gyroscope.The L3G4200D is an is three-axis angular rate sensor, with a digital I
C/SPI serial interfacestandard output.The device has a full scale of ±250/±500/ ±2000 dps and is capable of measuring rates witha user-selectable bandwidth.The device may be configured to generate interrupt signals by an independent wake-upevent. Thresholds and timing of the interrupt generator are programmable by the end useron the fly.The L3G4200D has an integrated 32-level first in first out (FIFO) buffer allowing the user tostore data for host processor intervention reduction.The L3G4200D is available in a small thin plastic land grid array package (LGA 4x4x1.1)and it is guaranteed to operate over an extended temperature range from -40 °C to +85 °C.The ultra small size and weight of the SMD package make it an ideal choice for handheldportable applications such as cell phones and PDAs, or any other application wherereduced package size and weight are required.