Breakout board with the FXAS21002C and the FXOS8700CQ

Manufactured By:NXP
Breakout board with the FXAS21002C and the FXOS8700CQ Breakout board with the FXAS21002C and the FXOS8700CQ
Breakout board with the FXAS21002C and the FXOS8700CQ
Breakout board with the FXAS21002C and the FXOS8700CQ
Part Number:BRKT-STBC-AGM01

The BRKT-STBC-AGM01 Breakout board containing the FXAS21002C and the FXOS8700CQ that can be used in a development environment. The Freedom Development Platform is a 9-axis NXP Sensor solution, the FRDM-STBC-AGM01, is a sensor expansion board for the FXAS21002C gyroscope and the FXOS8700CQ 6-axis sensor.  Features include 9-axis sensing compatible with most FRDM boards and is supported by the NXP Sensor Fusion Toolbox.

FXOS8700CQ 6-axis sensor combines industry leading accelerometer and magnetometer sensors in a small package. The 14-bit accelerometer and 16-bit magnetometer are combined with a high-performance ASIC to enable an eCompass solution capable of a typical orientation resolution of 0.1 degrees and sub 5 degree compass heading accuracy for most applications.

The FXAS21002C 3-axis gyroscope is the latest addition in NXP's extensive family of inertial, magnetic, pressure and touch sensors. NXP serves as your one stop shop for building a 9-axis solution comprised of an FXAS21002C gyroscope, an accelerometer and a magnetometer for use in game controllers, electronic compass stabilization and enhanced motion control.


  • BRKTSTBC-AGM01 Breakout board:
    • Small form factor with the same design as the FRDMSTBC-AGM01
    • Enables easy prototyping: Can be easily wired or clipped onto host systems.
Features of FXOS8700CQ Digital Sensor:

  • Highly integrated
  • Wide dynamic range ±1200 μT
  • Embedded vector magnitude detection
  • Embedded autonomous hard iron calibration
  • Low-power consumption

Features of FXAS21002C 3-Axis Digital Gyroscope:

  • 2.7 mA active current (2.8 µA standby current)
  • Angular rate sensitivity of 0.0625 dps/LSB
  • Dynamically selectable full-scale range (±250/±500/±1000/±2000°/s)
  • 32 sample FIFO
  • Output data rates (ODR) from 12.5 Hz to 800 Hz
  • Sleep mode
  • –40 °C to 85 °C operating temperature range

Ships With

  • Breakout board

Required Tools

Accessory Tools


Product Brief/Fact sheet


Schematics/Layout Files


How is this different from a global positioning system (GPS)?

The sensors on this board measure physical forces experienced by the sensors. A GPS system requires communications from satellites.

What is a degree of freedom?

In general it is the number of independent parameters that define the configuartion of a system. For a mechanical system those parameters are usually limited to translation in 3-axes (X, Y & Z), and rotation about this same axes (Roll, Pitch & Yaw). 6-Degrees of Freedom. [In the case of this board an additional 3-axes of magnetic sensing provides additional position measurements that work in conjunction with the other sensors.]

What is the relationship between distance, rate and acceleration?

In general distance divided by time is rate, as in miles/hour or meters/second. Acceleration is the change of rate over time, as in the acceleration of gravity is 9.8 metres/second/second. 1g acceleration.

What are the differences between a linear accelerometer, a magnetometer and an angular rate gyroscope?

A linear accelerometer measures acceleration in the form of Normal-Force. (Even though stationary, with the acceleration of gravity acting through the active axis it will read 1g force.) A magnetometer reads changes in magnetic field. And an angular rate gyroscope reads angular rate. (Angular rate over time would be angular acceleration.)

Where can I find free download files for this card?