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FXAS21002 latch-up due to shock

Question asked by Jerry King on Nov 9, 2016
Latest reply on Dec 8, 2016 by David Diaz Marin

I am using the FXAS21002 gyro in a product which I am drop testing. The output of one or more axis (depending on drop angle) will latch at plus or minus full scale after impact. Gyro re-initialization will clear the latch-up. Is this a known phenomenon? Would the use of the rate threshold detection prevent latch-up from occurring and/or detect that latch-up has occurred?