Products for USB Sensing and Control
1059_0 - PhidgetAccelerometer 3-Axis - Discontinued

Product Features

This spatial board had a 3-axis, ±3g accelerometer and connects to your computer via USB.

Replaced by the 1043 – PhidgetSpatial Precision 0/0/3

Product Description

The PhidgetAccelerometer 3-Axis is a three axis accelerometer that measures ±3 gravities (± 29.4m/s2) change per axis. It measures both dynamic acceleration (vibration) and static acceleration (gravity or tilt).

The module is calibrated at the factory and comes ready to use.

The PhidgetAccelerometer can be used in a large variety of applications and projects such as:

  • Sensing tilt in remotely operated vehicles.
  • Capturing motion input for gaming.
  • Capturing motion input for Human Interface Research.
  • Capturing long term vibration data to help with the analysis of machinery performance.
  • Detecting movement or presence by measuring structural vibration.

Product Specifications

Characteristic Value
Update Rate 60 samples/second
Measurement Range (XYZ Axis) ±3G (29.4 m/s2)
Bandwidth (XYZ Axis) 30Hz
Axis 0 Noise Level (X Axis) 1.9mG Standard Deviation (σ)
Axis 1 Noise Level (Y Axis) 1.9mG Standard Deviation (σ)
Axis 2 Noise Level (Z Axis) 2.9mG Standard Deviation (σ)
Device Quiescent Current Consumption 20mA
Device Active Current Consumption 20mA max
Operating Temperature 0 - 70°C

Comes packaged with


Related Products

If you need better accuracy, especially for calculating tilt, you should consider:

The 1049 is a 3-Axis, 5g Accelerometer; it allows variable data rates with a noise level of 2000µg standard deviation at 128 samples/second.