LIS2DS12:MEMS digital output motion sensor ultra low-power high performance 3-axes "pico" accelerometer

The LIS2DS12 is an ultra-low-power high-performance three-axis linear accelerometer belonging to the “pico” family which leverages on the robust and mature manufacturing processes already used for the production of micromachined accelerometers.

The LIS2DS12 has user-selectable full scales of ±2g/±4g/±8g/±16g and is capable of measuring accelerations with output data rates from 1 Hz to 6400 Hz.

The LIS2DS12 has an integrated 256-level first-in, first-out (FIFO) buffer allowing the user to store data in order to limit intervention by the host processor.

The embedded self-test capability allows the user to check the functioning of the sensor in the final application.

The LIS2DS12 has a dedicated internal engine architecture in order to process internally motion and acceleration detection including free-fall, wakeup, single and double-tap detection, activity-inactivity, portrait and landscape detection, step counter and step detection along with significant motion detection.

The LIS2DS12 is available in a small thin plastic land grid array package (LGA) and it is guaranteed to operate over an extended temperature range from -40 °C to +85 °C.

Key Features

  • Supply voltage, 1.62 V to 1.98 V
  • Independent IOs supply (1.8 V) and supply voltage compatible
  • Ultra-low power consumption
  • ±2g/±4g/±8g/±16g full scale
  • High-speed I2 C/SPI digital output interface
  • Low noise
  • 16-bit data output
  • Embedded temperature sensor
  • Self-test
  • 256-level FIFO
  • 10000 g high shock survivability
  • ECOPACK® , RoHS and “Green” compliant
Product Specifications
DS10994: MEMS digital output motion sensor: ultra-low-power high-performance 3-axis "pico" accelerometer4.01 MB
Application Notes
AN4748: LIS2DS12: always-on 3D accelerometer1.0962 KB
Technical Notes & Articles
TN0018: Surface mounting guidelines for MEMS sensors in an LGA package5.0218 KB
Design Notes & Tips
DT0053: 6-point tumble sensor calibration1.0464 KB
MEMS and Sensors, Smart solutions for IoT and enhanced user experience1 MB
Product Evaluation Tools
Part NumberManufacturerDescription
STEVAL-MKI174V1STLIS2DS12 adapter board for standard DIL24 socket
Sample & Buy
Part NumberPackagePacking TypeUnit Price (US$) *QuantityECCN (EU)ECCN (US)Country of Origin
LIS2DS12VFLGA 2X2X0.86 12L.Tray-1000NECEAR99-
Quality & Reliability
Part NumberPackageGradeRoHS Compliance GradeMaterial Declaration**
LIS2DS12VFLGA 2X2X0.86 12L.IndustrialEcopack2md_a03g-wspc-vflga-wspc-2x2x0.86-wspc-12l._21aamv7jbaa-wspc-(lis2ds12)_a_ver2_signed.pdf
LIS2DS12TRVFLGA 2X2X0.86 12L.IndustrialEcopack2md_a03g-wspc-vflga-wspc-2x2x0.86-wspc-12l._27aamv7jbaa-wspc-(lis2ds12tr)_a_ver2_signed.pdf
MEMS digital output motion sensor: ultra-low-power high-performance 3-axis "pico" accelerometer LIS2DS12
LIS2DS12: always-on 3D accelerometer LIS2DS12
Surface mounting guidelines for MEMS sensors in an LGA package L3G3200D
6-point tumble sensor calibration AIS2120SX
Surface mounting guidelines for MEMS sensors in an LGA package L3G3200D
md_a03g-wspc-vflga-wspc-2x2x0.86-wspc-12l._21aamv7jbaa-wspc-(lis2ds12)_a_ver2_signed.pdf LIS2DS12
md_a03g-wspc-vflga-wspc-2x2x0.86-wspc-12l._21aamv7jbaa-wspc-(lis2ds12)_a_ver2.xml LIS2DS12
md_a03g-wspc-vflga-wspc-2x2x0.86-wspc-12l._27aamv7jbaa-wspc-(lis2ds12tr)_a_ver2_signed.pdf LIS2DS12
md_a03g-wspc-vflga-wspc-2x2x0.86-wspc-12l._27aamv7jbaa-wspc-(lis2ds12tr)_a_ver2.xml LIS2DS12