Behold, the ST LSM6DSOX: The latest in a long line of quality Accelerometer+Gyroscope 6-DOF IMUs from ST. Along with the LSM6DSOX, this guide will cover the industrial version, the ISM330DHCX. Both are pin-compatible and are nearly code-compatible – we’ll be using the same library code and wiring diagrams to connect to both
In the ISM330DHCX the sensing elements of the accelerometer and of the gyroscope are implemented on the same silicon die, thus guaranteeing superior stability and robustness. It also has an extended temperature range of -40 to +105 °C compared to the LSM6DSOX’s -40 to +85 °C. Finally, the ISM330’s gyroscope can measure up to ±4000 dps, the LSM6DSOX tops out at ±2000 dps. If those extras aren’t essential for your needs, the LSM6DSOX will do quite nicely.
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