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ADXL206 output question

Question asked by Canuck on Apr 13, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 29, 2016 by STallur

Hello,

I am interested in using the ADXL206 and have a simple question about its output:

 

In the datasheet, the X-axis is indicated with an arrow  in page 5.

I would like to know what will be the X-output of the chip when this arrow is pointing DOWNWARDS (i.e in line with earth's gravity)  and UPWARDS (i.e. opposite to the earth's gravity)?

 

The reason I am asking is that I saw in other accelerometer devices by ADI that the output decreases when the arrow points down, which seems a bit counter-intuitive. So, I thought of checking here before I go ahead and design the PCB.

 

Thanks and Regards,

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