The ADXL278 is a low power, complete, dual-axis accelerometer with signal conditioned voltage outputs that are on a single monolithic IC. This product measures acceleration with a full-scale range of (X-axis/Y-axis) ±35 g/±35 g, ±50 g/ ±50 g, or ±70 g/±35 g (minimum). The ADXL278 can also measure both dynamic acceleration (vibration) and static acceleration (gravity).
The ADXL278 is the fourth-generation surface micromachined iMEMS® accelerometer from ADI with enhanced performance and lower cost. Designed for use in front and side impact airbag applications, this product also provides a complete cost-effective solution useful for a wide variety of other applications.
The ADXL278 is temperature stable and accurate over the automotive temperature range, with a self-test feature that fully exercises all the mechanical and electrical elements of the sensor with a digital signal applied to a single pin.
The ADXL278 is available in a 5 mm × 5 mm × 2 mm, 8-terminal ceramic LCC package.Applications
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|ADXL278: Dual-Axis, High-g, iMEMS® Accelerometers Data Sheet (Rev B, 08/2010) (pdf, 196 kB)||Data Sheets|
|AN-688: Phase and Frequency Response of iMEMS® Accelerometers and Gyros (pdf, 135 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-652: Considerations for Soldering Accelerometers in LCC-8 Packages onto Printed Circuit Boards (pdf, 396 kB)||Application Notes|
|Accelerometer Specifications - Quick Definitions||Technical Documentation||HTML|
|Basic MEMS Terminology (pdf, 40 kB)||Overview|
|What are the shock ratings or limits for the MEMS devices?||FAQs/RAQs||HTML|
|What is an inertial sensor?||FAQs/RAQs||HTML|
|What is an accelerometer and a gyroscope, and how do they differ?||FAQs/RAQs||HTML|
|Where would you use an accelerometer?||FAQs/RAQs||HTML|
|Where would you use a gyroscope?||FAQs/RAQs||HTML|
|What are the major error sources for inertial sensors?||FAQs/RAQs||HTML|
|What is the limit of resolution of an inertial sensor?||FAQs/RAQs||HTML|
|I need finer resolution. What do I do?||FAQs/RAQs||HTML|
|MEMS Accelerometer Applications, what's Fantasy and what's Reality?||FAQs/RAQs||HTML|
|RAQs index||Rarely Asked Questions||HTML|
|Glossary of EE Terms||Glossary||HTML|
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