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Scale factor = Sensitivity ?

Question asked by M-Atwya on Nov 9, 2016
Latest reply on Nov 10, 2016 by M-Atwya



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