MPU-6500 Six-Axis (Gyro + Accelerometer) MEMS MotionTracking™ Devices

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 3 mm x 3 mm x 0.9 mm QFN package, addresses the market requirements for high-performance applications such as pedestrian navigation, context-aware advertising, and other location-based services. The device also supports the specifications for emerging wearable sensor applications, such as remote health monitoring, sports and fitness tracking, and other consumer applications.

The single-chip MPU-6500 integrates a 3-axis accelerometer, a 3-axis gyroscope, and an onboard Digital Motion Processor™ (DMP) in a small, 3 mm x 3 mm x 0.9mm QFN package. The 6-axis device is the world’s first motion sensor to operate at 1.8 volts and consumes only 6.1 mW of power in full operating mode. It incorporates gyroscope performance of only ±5 dps zero-rate-output and 0.01 dps/√Hz of noise, and delivers accelerometer specifications including a typical offset of ±60 mg, 300 µg/√Hz of noise, and 18 µA of current in low-power mode.

Part # Gyro Full Scale Range Gyro Sensitivity Gyro Rate Noise Accel Full Scale Range Accel Sensitivity Digital Output Logic Supply Voltage Operating Voltage Supply Package Size
UNITS: (°/sec) (LSB/°/sec) dps/vHz) (g) LSB/g (V) (V +/-5%) (mm)
I²C or SPI VDD 1.71V–3.5V 3x3x0.9


  • Digital-output of 6-axis MotionFusion data. 9-axis fused data from Motion Processing Library
  • 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