ADxL202: Sensitivity and resolution

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on what basis the sensitivity and the resolution of a MEMS accelerometer is


The sensitivity of an accelerometer is given in V/g (output voltage per unit
Resolution is the ratio of the smallest discernable change in acceleration that
can be detected to the full scale measurement range of the device. This is
normally limited at the bottom end by the noise inherent in the accelerometer
and at the top end by the output swing, or by the PWM output.