Inertia, Motion & Position Measurement
An accelerometer converts a mechanical acceleration to a proportional electrical signal. They are available with digital and/or analog outputs. Typically analog sensitivity is specified in mV/g with digital specified as LSB/g. Digi-Key's selection includes One (Single), Two (Dual), Three (3D) and Six (IMUs) axis products in wide ranges of acceleration and packaging.
Position Sensors - Angle, Linear Position Measuring
Position sensors measure single and/or combinations of angular, linear and rotary positions. Angular and rotary positions are measures in degrees where as linear positions are measured in distance (typically mm or inches). They are available in multiple output and package types. The technologies for position sensing include hall effect, resistive and magnetoresistive.