MPU-6500 Six-Axis (Gyro + Accelerometer) MEMS MotionTracking™ Devices
for Smart Phones, Tablets, Wearable Sensors, Remotes, Pedestrian Navigation, and Sports & Fitness Tracking

Overview

InvenSense MPU-6500 Six Axis Gyroscope and Accelorometer with Embedded Digital Motion Processor

The MPU-6500 is the company’s second generation 6-axis MotionTracking device for smartphones, tablets, wearable sensors , and other consumer markets. The MPU-6500, delivered in a 3x3x0.9mm QFN package, is the world’s smallest 6-axis MotionTracking device and incorporates the latest InvenSense design innovations for MEMS gyroscopes and accelerometers, enabling dramatically reduced chip size and power consumption, while at the same time improving performance and cost. The new MPU-6500 addresses the market requirements for high performance applications such as pedestrian navigation, context-aware advertising, and other location-based services, along with supporting the specifications for emerging wearable sensor applications such as remote health monitoring, sports and fitness tracking, and other consumer applications. The MPU-6500 MotionTracking device sets a new benchmark for 6-axis performance with nearly 60% lower power, a 45% smaller package, industry-leading consumer gyroscope performance, and major improvements in accelerometer noise, bias, and sensitivity.

The single-chip MPU-6500 integrates a 3-axis accelerometer, a 3-axis gyroscope, and an onboard Digital Motion Processor™ (DMP) in a small 3x3x0.9mm QFN package. The new 6-axis device is the world’s first motion sensor to operate at 1.8 volts and consumes only 6.1mW of power in full operating mode; it incorporates breakthrough gyroscope performance of only ±5dps zero-rate-output and 0.01dps/√Hz of noise; and delivers dramatically improved accelerometer specifications including a typical offset of only ±60mg, 250µg/√Hz of noise, and only 18µA of current in low-power mode.

The MPU-6500 software drivers are fully compliant with Google’s latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean release, and support new low-power DMP capabilities that offload the host processor to reduce power consumption and simplify application development. The MPU-6500 includes MotionFusion and run-time calibration firmware enables consumer electronics manufacturers to commercialize cost effective motion-based functionality.

MPU-6500 System Diagram

System Diagram of the InvenSense 3 Axis Gyroscope and 3 Axis Accelerometer with Embedded Digital Motion Processor, enabling 9 Axis Motion Fusion

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Features

  • Digital-output of 6 or 9-axis MotionFusion data in rotation matrix, quaternion, Euler Angle, or raw data format
  • Tri-Axis angular rate sensor (gyro) with a sensitivity up to 131 LSBs/dps and a full-scale range of ±250, ±500, ±1000, and ±2000dps
  • Tri-Axis accelerometer with a programmable full scale range of ±2g, ±4g, ±8g and ±16g
  • Reduced settling effects and sensor drift by elimination of board-level cross-axis alignment errors between accelerometers and gyroscopes
  • Digital Motion Processing™ (DMP™) engine offloads complex MotionFusion, sensor timing synchronization and gesture detection
  • MotionApps™ Platform support for Android, Linux, and Windows
  • Embedded algorithms for run-time bias and compass calibration
  • Digital-output temperature sensor
  • Digital input on FSYNC pin to support video Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Programmable interrupt supports gesture recognition, panning, zooming, scrolling, tap detection, and shake detection
  • VDD Supply voltage range of 1.71V–3.6V
  • Gyro operating current: 3.2mA (full power, gyro at all rates)
  • Gyro + Accel operating current: 3.4mA (full power, gyro at all rates, accel at 1kHz sample rate)
  • Accel low power mode operating currents: 18.65µA at 31.25Hz
  • Full Chip Idle Mode Supply Current: 6µA
  • 400kHz Fast Mode I²C or up to 20MHz SPI serial host interfaces
  • 10,000g shock tolerant
  • Smallest and thinnest package for portable devices (3x3x0.9mm QFN)
  • RoHS and Green compliant

Documentation

Part # Gyro Full Scale Range Gyro Sensitivity Accel Full Scale Range Accel Sensitivity Digital Output Logic Supply Voltage Operating Voltage Supply Package Size PDF Documents Software Evaluation Board ARM Interface Board Device
UNITS: (°/sec) (LSB/°/sec) (g) (LSB/g) (V) (V +/-5%) (mm) (.pdf) (.zip) (add to cart) (add to cart) (add to cart)

MPU-6500
±250
±500
±1000
±2000
131
65.5
32.8
16.4
±2
±4
±8
±16
16384
8192
4096
2048
I²C or SPI VDD 1.71V–3.5V 3x3x0.9 Product Spec Register Map Evaluation Board Guide App Note N/A

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    • InvenSense sensors should not be used or sold in the development, storing, production and utilization of any conventional or mass-destructive weapons or any other weapons or life-threatening applications as well as in any other life-critical applications including but not limited to medical equipment, transportation, aerospace and nuclear instruments, undersea equipment, power plant equipment, disaster prevention and crime prevention equipment. In devices or systems whereby malfunction of these products can be expected to result in personal injury and casualties, InvenSense customers using or selling these products do so at their own risk and agree to keep InvenSense harmless from any consequences. InvenSense reserves the right to make changes to this product, including its circuits and software, in order to improve its design and/or performance, without prior notice. InvenSense makes no warranty, either expressed or implied with respect to any product, and specifically disclaims all other warranties, including warranties for merchantability, non-infringement, and fitness for any particular purpose. For more information go to Terms and Conditions.

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