Sensor Selection

Capacitive Accelerometers


Dynalabs MEMS based capacitive accelerometers are  analog voltage output sensors. Thanks to their technology, capacitive accelerometers have accurate measurement of static (DC) (+6V to +40V).


There are 3 types of Dynalabs Capacitive accelerometers: LN, DE, SE. There are uniaxial and triaxial versions for all of them.


LN series are Low Noise – high resolution sensors.  DE series are differential ended sensors. The integrated electronic circuitry enables a differential-ended analog voltage output. SE series are Single Ended sensors. The integrated electronic circuitry enables a single-ended analog voltage output. SE accelerometers are low cost and reliable sensors.


  Application areas are:

• Structural monitoring and testing
• Aerospace vibration testing
• Automotive ride quality & comfort

• Railway engineering
• GVT and flutter testing



Piezoresistive Accelerometers


Piezoresistive sensors are used in high impact and shock applications with very high accelerations from ±100 g to ±6000 g.  These accelerometers are fabricated in lightweight aluminum housings.


4000 Series is the uniaxial version. 5000 Series is the triaxial version.              


   Application areas are:

• Automotive Crash testing
• Drop testing
• Shock testing


Gyroscopes also known as angular rate sensors or angular velocity. Dynalabs analogue gyroscopes show the change in rotational angle per unit of time. The units of angular velocity are measured in degrees per second (°/s).


Dynalabs gyroscopes are designed by micro-mechanical silicon structures. Thus, gyroscopes are insensitive to external impacts and vibrations. For harsh environmental conditions Dynalabs gyroscopes are preferred.


They are manufactured in a uniaxial (6000 Series) and a triaxial version (7000 Series) . 6000 Series uniaxial and 7000 Series triaxial gyroscopes feature a lightweight, reliable aluminum housing and they have an integrated cable with configurable length and connectors.


  Application areas are:

• Automotive in-car navigation
• GPS vehicle and personal navigation aiding
• Vehicle yaw, pitch and roll rate sensing
• Antenna stabilization and motion control

                                                                  Inertial Measurement Units (IMU)

Dynalabs Inertial Measurement Units are based on triaxial accelerometers and triaxial gyroscopes that are integrated in a single housing. Any combination of gyroscopes and accelerometers is possible.


Measurement Range Accelerometers: ±2 to ±200 g
Measurement Range Gyroscopes: ±75 to ±900 °/s

Dynalabs IMUs enable separate analog voltage outputs for all 6 degrees of freedom(DOF). IMUs enable
power supply voltage from 6 to 35 VDC.


   Application areas are:

• Automotive in-car navigation
• Vehicle and personal navigation aiding
• Vehicle yaw, pitch and roll rate sensing
• Antenna stabilization
• Motion control
• Railway engineering