MMA7455L 3-Axis Low-g Digital Output Accelerometer

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The MMA7455L is a Digital Output (I2C/SPI), low power, low profile capacitive micromachined accelerometer featuring signal conditioning, a low pass filter, temperature compensation, self-test, configurable to detect 0g through interrupt pins (INT1 or INT2), and pulse detect for quick motion detection. 0g offset and sensitivity are factory set and require no external devices. The 0g offset can be customer calibrated using assigned 0g registers and g-Select which allows for command selection for 3 acceleration ranges (2g/4g/8g). The MMA7455L includes a Standby Mode that makes it ideal for handheld battery powered electronics.

Layout all useful pin and breadboard friendly board breaks out every pin of the MMA7455L to a 8-pin DIP, 0.1" (2.54mm)pitch header. The sensor works on power between 2.2 and 3.6VDC (3.3V optimal), and typically consumes just 400µA of current. All three axes have their own analog output.

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Model: ACL03


  • Digital Output (I2C/SPI)
  • 3mm x 5mm x 1mm LGA-14 Package
  • Low Current Consumption: 400 μA
  • Self-Test for Z-Axis
  • Low Voltage Operation: 2.4 V – 3.6 V
  • User Assigned Registers for Offset Calibration
  • Programmable Threshold Interrupt Output
  • Level Detection for Motion Recognition (Shock, Vibration, Freefall)
  • Pulse Detection for Single or Double Pulse Recognition
  • Sensitivity (64 LSB/g @ 2g and @ 8g in 10-Bit Mode)
  • Selectable Sensitivity (±2g, ±4g, ±8g) for 8-bit Mode
  • Robust Design, High Shocks Survivability (5,000g)
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Environmentally Preferred Product
  • Low Cost
  • PCB Size:24.9(mm)x12.7(mm)

Application Ideas

  • Cell Phone/PMP/PDA: Image Stability, Text Scroll, Motion Dialing, Tap to Mute
  • HDD: Freefall Detection
  • Laptop PC: Freefall Detection, Anti-Theft
  • Pedometer
  • Motion Sensing, Event Recorder


  • Low Voltage Operation: 2.4 V – 3.6 V, do not over 3.6V, that maybe destroy the module.



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Mechanic Dimensions

  • PCB Size:24.9(mm)x12.7(mm)


  • Compare Size between MMA7455L and MMA7361L


Hardware Installation




The projects and application examples.

  • Breadboard friendly board breaks out every pin of the MMA7455L to a 8-pin DIP, 0.1" (2.54mm)pitch header.


Bill of Materials (BOM) /parts list

Comment             Pattern     Quantity  Components
0                   0603R            2    R1, R4                                            
104                 0603             1    C4                           Capacitor            
104                 0603R            2    C2, C3                       Capacitor            
106                 1206             2    C1, C5                       Capacitor            
1K                                   1    R6                                                
4.7K                0603R            3    R2, R3, R5                                        
CON4                HEAD4            2    J1, J2                       Connector            
LED                                  1    D1                                                
MMA7455             LGA14            1    U2                                                
RT9161              SOT-89           1    U1


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