IMU-3000 Triple Axis MotionProcessor™ Gyroscope


InvenSense Triple Axis Gyroscope with Embedded Digital Motion Processor

The IMU-3000 (IMU™) MotionProcessor ™ gyroscope is the world’s first device supporting 6-axis MotionFusion™ technology for consumer applications. The IMU-3000 has an embedded 3-axis gyroscope and Digital Motion Processor™ (DMP™) hardware accelerator engine with a secondary I2C-master port that interfaces to third party digital accelerometers. This delivers a complete 6-axis MotionFusion technology with processed acceleration and rotational motion data. The on-chip FIFO and sensor bus simplifies system timing and lower system power consumption. The dedicated sensor bus allows the device to directly acquire data from the off-chip accelerometer without intervention from an external processor, while the FIFO allows the system microcontroller to burst read the sensor data and then enter sleep mode as the IMU collects more data.

Designed for portable consumer devices such as game controllers and remote controls for Internet-connected TVs, the IMU-3000 with its DMP reduces system costs. By combining motion sensors and the DMP, the system processing requirements of motion-based handheld devices can typically be met by pairing the IMU-3000’s DMP with the processor built into the system’s RF chip. This provides a cost-reduced solution that is readily portable to many different platforms.

To assist in the rapid development and deployment of products using the IMU-3000, InvenSense provides a MotionApps™ Platform that contains the core algorithm engines for the MotionProcessing™ Platform, and includes an API layer which provides a simple interface into these engines. In addition, sample motion applications help speed time to market for consumer devices adding motion functionality.

Product features include 3-axis digital gyro with programmable full-scale ranges of ±250, ±500, ±1000, and ±2000 degrees/sec (dps), which is useful for precision tracking of both fast and slow motions. Rate noise performance sets the industry standard at 0.01 dps/√Hz, providing the highest-quality user experience in pointing and gaming applications. Factory-calibrated initial sensitivity reduces production-line calibration requirements. Other industry-leading features include on-chip16-bit ADCs, programmable digital filters, a precision clock with 1% variation from -40°C to 85°C, an embedded temperature sensor, programmable interrupts, and a low 12mW power consumption. Parts are available with an I2C serial interface, a VDD operating range of 2.1 to 3.6V, and a VLOGIC interface voltage from 1.71V to 3.6V.

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  • 3D remote controls for Internet connected DTVs and set top boxes
  • Motion-based game controllers and 3D mice
  • Motion-based portable gaming
  • Health, fitness and sports
  • Toys
  • Consumer appliances


  • Integrated triple axis, digital-output X-, Y-, and Z-Axis angular rate sensors (gyroscopes)
  • User-programmable full-scale range of ±250°/sec, ±500°/sec, ±1000°/sec, or ±2000°/sec.
  • Three integrated 16-bit ADCs provide wide dynamic range for superior motion capture of both low-speed and high-speed motions
  • Enhanced bias and sensitivity temperature stability reduces the need for user calibration
  • Industry-leading low-frequency noise simplifies application development and enables more-responsive applications
  • Programmable low-pass filters
  • Embedded Digital Motion Processing™ (DMP™) engine supports the 3D MotionProcessing Platform. When used with a digital 3-axis third party accelerometer, the IMU collects the accelerometer data via a dedicated interface, while synchronizing data sampling at a user defined rate. The total data set obtained by the IMU-3000 includes 3-axis gyroscope data, 3-axis accelerometer data, and temperature data.
  • 512-Byte FIFO buffers complete data set, reducing timing requirements on the system processor and saving power by enabling the processor to burst read the FIFO data, and then enter into a low-power sleep mode while the IMU collects more data.
  • VDD analog supply voltage range of 2.1V to 3.6V
  • Flexible VLOGIC reference voltage allows for I2C interface voltages from 1.71V to VDD
  • Power consumption with all three axes active: 5.9mA
  • Sleep mode: 5µA
  • Each axis can be individually powered down
  • 4x4x0.9mm QFN plastic package
  • MEMS structure hermetically sealed and bonded at wafer level
  • RoHS and Green compliant

IMU-3000™ Block Diagram

Block Diagram of the InvenSense Triple Axis Gyroscope with Embedded Digital Motion Processor
Part # Full Scale Range Sensitivity Rate Noise Output Operating Voltage Supply Package Size PDF Documentation Software Gyro Evaluation Board ARM Interface Board Gyroscope
UNITS: (°/sec) (LSB/°/sec) (dps/√Hz) (V) (mm) (.pdf) (.zip) (add to cart) (add to cart) (add to cart)

0.01 I²C 2.1 to 3.6 4x4x0.9

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