# Scale factor = Sensitivity ?

Hello,

I have looked through questions on the forum and the terms "scale factor" and "sensitivity" seem to be used interchangeably.

After reading a question on the forum (ADIS16260 initial tolerance), I understand there is a sensitivity specification. The sensitivity specification then has a tolerance. The tolerance is also known as scale factor.

So what confuses me is the ADXL345 datasheet, where there is:

a sensitivity spec,

a sensitivity deviation from ideal spec (tolerance/scale factor),

and a scale factor spec.

Any clarification would be much appreciated.

Many thanks