MPU-9150 Nine-Axis (Gyro + Accelerometer + Compass) MEMS MotionTracking™ Device

The MPU-9150™ is the world’s first 9-axis MotionTracking device designed for the low power, low cost, and high-performance requirements of consumer electronics equipment including smartphones, tablets, and wearable sensors.

The MPU-9150 incorporates InvenSense’s MotionFusion™ and run-time calibration firmware that enables manufacturers to eliminate the costly and complex selection, qualification, and system level integration of discrete devices in motion-enabled products, and guarantees that sensor fusion algorithms and calibration procedures deliver optimal performance for consumers.

Motion interface is rapidly becoming a key function in many consumer electronics devices including smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, and Smart-TVs as it provides an intuitive way for consumers to interact with electronic devices by tracking motion in free space and delivering these motions as input commands.

The MPU-9150 with MotionFusion and run-time calibration firmware enables consumer electronics manufacturers to rapidly commercialize cost effective motion-based functionality.

The MPU-9150 is a System in Package (SiP) that combines two chips: the MPU-6050, which contains a 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer, and an onboard Digital Motion Processor™ (DMP™) capable of processing complex MotionFusion algorithms; and the AK8975, a 3-axis digital compass. The part’s integrated 6-axis MotionFusion algorithms access all internal sensors to gather a full set of sensor data. The part is offered in a 4x4x1mm LGA package and is upgrade-compatible with the MPU-6050™ integrated 6-axis MotionTracking device, providing a simple upgrade path and making it easy to fit on space constrained boards.

The InvenSense MotionApps™ Platform that comes with the MPU-9150 abstracts motion-based complexities, offloads sensor management from the operating system and provides a structured set of APIs for application development.

For precision tracking of both fast and slow motions, the parts feature a user-programmable gyro full-scale range of ±250, ±500, ±1000, and ±2000°/sec (dps), a user-programmable accelerometer full-scale range of ±2 g, ±4 g, ±8 g, and ±16 g, and compass with a full scale range of ±1200 µT.

Note: The MPU-9150 is marked as EOL and is not recommended for new designs

Product Details

Part # Gyro Full Scale Range Gyro Rate Noise Accel Full Scale Range Accel Sensitivity Digital Output Logic Supply Voltage Operating Voltage Supply Package Size
UNITS: (°/sec) mdps/rtHz (g) LSB/g (V) (V) (mm)
0.005 ±2
±1200 I²C 1.8V±5% or VDD 2.4V to 3.46V 4x4x1mm


  • Digital-Output 6-Axis MotionFusion Data Output from DMP; 9-Axis Fused Data from Motion Processing Library
  • Tri-axis angular rate sensor (gyro) with a sensitivity up to 131 LSBs/dps and a full-scale range of ±250, ±500, ±1000, and ±2000 dps
  • Tri-axis accelerometer with a programmable full scale range of ±2 g, ±4 g, ±8 g and ±16 g
  • Tri-axis compass with a full scale range of ±1200 µT
  • Reduced settling effects and sensor drift by elimination of board-level cross-axis alignment errors between accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass
  • Digital Motion Processing™ (DMP™) engine offloads complex MotionFusion, sensor timing synchronization, and gesture detection
  • MotionApps™ Platform support for Android, Linux, and Windows
  • Embedded algorithms for run-time bias and compass calibration in library. No user intervention required.
  • Digital-Output Temperature Sensor
  • Digital input on FSYNC pin to support video Electronic Image Stabilization and GPS
  • Programmable interrupt supports gesture recognition, panning, zooming, scrolling, tap detection, and shake detection
  • VDD Supply Voltage Range of 2.4 V–3.46 V; VLOGIC of 1.8 V ±5% or VDD
  • Gyro Operating Current: 3.6 mA (Full Power, Gyro at All Rates)
  • Gyro + Accelerometer Operating Current: 3.8 mA (Full Power, Gyro at All Rates, Accelerometer at 1 kHz Sample Rate)
  • Gyro + Accelerometer + Compass + DMP Operating Current: 4.25 mA (Full Power, Ggyro at All Rates, Accelerometer at 1 kHz sample rate, compass at 8 Hz rate)
  • Accelerometer Low-Power Mode Operating Current: 10 µA at 1 Hz, 20 µA at 5 Hz, 70µA at 20 Hz, 140 µA at 40 Hz
  • Full-Chip Idle Mode Supply Current: 8 µA
  • 400 kHz Fast-Mode I²C serial host interface
  • On-Chip Timing Generator with ±1% Frequency Variation Over Full Temperature Range
  • User Self Test
  • 10,000 g Shock Tolerant
  • Smallest and Thinnest Package for Portable Devices (4 mm x 4 mm x 1 mm)
  • RoHS and Green Compliant