Most accelerometers have a similar range of measurements that they can make: often around 2G – 16G. Similarly most gyros can measure in the range of 250 degree/s to 2000 degrees/s. That’s enough for many situations, however there are many situations where it’s not quite enough. When measuring things like a golf swing, soccer ball kick or perhaps a fancy racing car, you need a bit more performance out of your motion sensor.
The ICM20649 from InvenSense is a Wide-Range 6-DoF accelerometer and Gyro, capable of measuring up to ±30g and ±4000 dps! That’s an impressive increase from the norm, about twice the range.
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