Ever wondered how your smartphone knows up from down! It’s one of the coolest features of today’s smartphones. They all got a tiny device called Accelerometer built into the circuitry which can sense when you tilt it from side to side. That’s how your smartphone automatically figures out when to switch the screen layout from portrait to landscape.
Accelerometers are widely used in cost sensitive, low power, motion and tilt sensing applications like Mobile devices, Gaming systems, Disk drive protection, Image stabilization and Sports & health devices.
Let’s take a closer look at what they are, what they do, and how they work.