Part Number: MMA8653FCR1

Manufacturer: NXP USA, Inc.

Description: ACCELEROMETER 2-8G I2C 10DFN

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Technical Specifications of MMA8653FCR1

Datasheet  MMA8653FCR1 datasheet
Category Sensors, Transducers
Family Motion Sensors – Accelerometers
Manufacturer Freescale Semiconductor – NXP
Packaging Tape & Reel (TR)
Part Status Active
Type Digital
Axis X, Y, Z
Acceleration Range ±2g, 4g, 8g
Sensitivity (LSB/g) 256 (±2g) ~ 64 (±8g)
Sensitivity (mV/g)
Bandwidth 0.782Hz ~ 400Hz
Output Type I2C
Voltage – Supply 1.95 V ~ 3.6 V
Operating Temperature -40°C ~ 85°C (TA)
Mounting Type Surface Mount
Package / Case 10-VFDFN
Supplier Device Package 10-DFN (2×2)

MMA8653FCR1 Introduction

The MMA8653FCR1 accelerometer is a high-performance sensor made for apps that need to measure movement. With a wide sensing range of 2–8 GHz and the ability to talk through the I2C interface, it can identify motion in a precise and reliable way. In this guide, we’ll look at the main features of accelerometers and talk about how important they are in different fields. The I2C interface makes collaboration easier and makes it easy to talk to the MMA8653FCR1. Let’s dive into this full guide to learn about the MMA8653FCR1 accelerometer and how to use it to its fullest.

MMA8653FCR1 Description

The MMA8653FC is a smart, low-power, capacitive micromachined accelerometer with three axes and 10 bits of precision. This accelerometer has a lot of built-in features that can be changed by the user and can be set up to work with two interrupt pins. By keeping the host processor from constantly asking for data, embedded interrupt functions save power in general. There is access to either low-pass or high-pass filtered data, which makes it easier to find jolts and make faster changes by reducing the amount of data analysis needed. The device can be set up to send inertial wake-up interrupt signals from any combination of the configurable embedded functions. This lets the MMA8653FC watch inertial events while staying in low-power mode when it’s not being used. The MMA8653FC comes in a small 2-mm-by-2-mm-by-1-mm 10-pin DFN box.

MMA8653FCR1 Features

  • 95 V to 3.6 V input voltage
  • The digital interface voltage runs from 1.62 V to 3.6 V, and the full-scale ranges can be changed on the fly between 2 g, 4 g, and 8 g.
  • Output Data Rates (ODR) range from 1.56 Hz to 800 Hz with 10-bit digital output.
  • Interrupts can be set up on an I2C digital output device.
  • One built-in channel that can be set up to sense motion (freefall).
  • Detection of orientation (portrait or landscape) with a 15° set hysteresis
  • Auto-Wake/Sleep can be set to change the ODR automatically.

Understanding Accelerometers

Accelerometers measure acceleration. Acceleration changes speed. They provide vital motion and orientation data to numerous industries. This section discusses accelerometers, their types, and the MMA8653FCR1 accelerometer’s sensing range and sensitivity.

MEMS structures react to acceleration in most accelerometers. These devices usually feature tiny capacitive plates or piezoelectric elements that send electrical signals based on force. Accelerometers can calculate speed from these impulses.

Piezoelectric, capacitive, and piezoresistive accelerometers exist. Each type performs and uses it differently. Piezoelectric accelerometers generate electric charges from crystals under mechanical stress. They’re ideal for vibration analysis. Capacitive accelerometers assess motion-induced capacitance. They’re linear and quiet. Strain gauges in piezoresistive accelerometers change resistance under mechanical force. They are precise and sensitive.

Accelerometer range and sensitivity are crucial. The detecting range is the range of accelerations the sensor can accurately measure. The MMA8653FCR1 offers 2G, 4G, and 8G. Accelerometers can precisely measure accelerations in these places.

Sensitivity is the output signal change per force. Range determines MMA8653FCR1 sensitivity. Higher sensitivity numbers require less acceleration change to get a visible output signal. This knowledge helps detect even modest acceleration changes.

In a sports monitoring application, 2G may be enough to detect human movement during routine activities, but 8G may be needed for extreme sports. The sensor’s sensitivity within the defined range determines motion data detail and accuracy.

Know how accelerometers like the MMA8653FCR1 function, what types there are, and how sensing range, sensitivity, and specific purposes are related to using them well in motion sensing settings.

MMA8653FCR1 Functionality

● Device calibration

The sensitivity and zero-g shift for each axis are set at the factory. The trim numbers are kept in a place that doesn’t lose power (NVM). When the device is turned on, the trim settings are read from the NVM and used by the circuitry. In normal use, there is no need to do any more calibration in the end program. But the MMA8653FC lets you change the default offset numbers to change the offset for each axis after it has been turned on. The offset changes made by the user are kept in three 8-bit registers called OFF_X, OFF_Y, and OFF_Z.

● settings that use less power vs. settings that are very clear

The MMA8653FC can be set up to use less power or send out data with a better resolution. When MODS = 10 in Register 0x2B, one of the oversampling methods for the data can be turned on. This will only improve the resolution of the data that is sent out. At 1.56 Hz, the clarity is at its best. Low power and good resolution both have their pros and cons. When the oversampling rate is slowed down, low power can be achieved. When MODS equals 11, the least amount of power is used. The sample rate of 1.56 Hz gives the least amount of power.

Advanced Features and Functionality

Aside from tracking acceleration, the MMA8653FCR1 accelerometer can do a wide range of other things. In this part, we’ll look at features like tap and double-tap detection, orientation sensing and tilt detection, freefall detection, motion detection, and using interrupts for event-driven programming.

Tap detection and double-tap detection are built into the MMA8653FCR1. The options for the accelerometer let you turn on tap detection and change things like the tap threshold, duration, and latency. The MMA8653FCR1 sends an interrupt to your app when you tap or double-tap. This feature makes it easier to add gesture tracking and tap-based user interfaces to mobile and wearable devices.

The MMA8653FCR1 can also sense motion and tell you how the device is tilted and oriented. Algorithms look at the information received by the accelerometer along the different axes to figure out how the device is being held in relation to the force of gravity. If you keep an eye on the tilt angles, you can tell when the display has changed its position and act accordingly.

Because it has a freefall detection tool, you can tell when your MMA8653FCR1 is falling or has been dropped a long way. This feature is used a lot by apps like fitness trackers and systems that detect when someone falls. You can correctly tell when the device is in freefall by setting up the accelerometer to find the exact threshold and length of freefall.

The MMA8653FCR1 can recognize motion, which lets you keep track of how the device moves. There is a configurable boundary for acceleration above which the motion recognition event does not happen. This feature is useful for saving power because it lets the device go to sleep when there is no motion and wake up when motion is sensed.

Event-driven code and interrupts: The MMA8653FCR1 works with interrupts, which are alarms that go off when certain conditions are met. If you use interrupts to do “event-driven programming,” in which the application reacts to certain events, you don’t have to keep asking the accelerometer for information. You can set up an alarm to happen, for example, when your microcontroller senses a tap or movement. Your microcontroller will be able to do the task or switch between modes right away.

With the MMA8653FCR1’s cutting-edge features and functions, your motion-sensing apps will work better and respond faster. The MMA8653FCR1 is a flexible system that lets you use motion to control and connect with devices. It can be used for event-driven programming with tap gestures, recognizing orientation changes, keeping track of free-fall events, and interrupts.


The MMA8653FCR1 accelerometer has a number of advanced features and functions for motion-sensing apps. It is a useful tool for developers because it gives accurate measurements, has advanced features like tap recognition and orientation sensing, and works with the I2C interface.

The accelerometer is used in many fields, such as detecting motion, recording activity, robotics, drones, virtual reality, gaming, and more. As technology gets better, accelerometers like the MMA8653FCR1 will continue to be a key part of making user experiences better and making new solutions possible. Think about using the MMA8653FCR1 in your projects to get the most out of it and change the way motion sensing tools are used. Get in touch with ICRFQ to learn more or place an order.

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