Smallest 3-axis MEMS gyroscope: Teardown report released

April 11, 2012 — Research and Markets released the "ST L3G3250A 3-axis MEMS Gyroscope Reverse Costing Analysis" report, providing a teardown of STMicroelectronics’ micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) gyroscope in a land-grid array (LGA) package.  

The package has a 3.5 x 3 x 1mm footprint, which is the smallest 3-axis gyroscope including VTI’s CMR3000, the report says. It is 27-40% smaller by volume (35% smaller by footprint) than the other main gyroscopes for consumer applications in production today, which typically have a 4mm2 footprint.

Also read STMicroelectronics’ article: Introduction to MEMS gyroscopes

The L3G3250A is suitable for various applications including gaming and virtual reality input devices, motion control with man-machine interface (MMI), GPS navigation systems, appliances, and robotics.

This report provides complete teardown of the MEMS gyroscope. For more information visit

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