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MPU-9150 Accelerometer + Gyro + Magnetometer (compass)



The InvenSense MPU-9150 sensor contains a MEMS accelerometer and a MEMS gyro and a MEMS magnetometer (compass) in a single chip.

The MPU-9150 consists of two chips combined into a single chip. It is a MPU-6050 for the accelerometer and the gyro, combined with a magnetometer. For the basics of the MPU-6050, see MPU-6050.


// MPU-9150 Accelerometer + Gyro + Compass + Temperature
// -----------------------------
// By user "frtrobotik" (Tobias Hübner)
// July 2013
//      first version
// Open Source / Public Domain
// Using Arduino 1.0.1
// It will not work with an older version,
// since Wire.endTransmission() uses a parameter
// to hold or release the I2C bus.
// Documentation:
// - The InvenSense documents:
//   - "MPU-9150 Product Specification Revision 4.0",
//     PS-MPU-9150A.pdf
//   - "MPU-9150 Register Map and Descriptions Revision 4.0",
//     RM-MPU-9150A-00.pdf
//   - "MPU-9150 9-Axis Evaluation Board User Guide"
//     AN-MPU-9150EVB-00.pdf
// The accuracy is 16-bits.
// Some parts are copied by the MPU-6050 Playground page.
// There are more Registervalues. Here are only the most
// nessecary ones to get started with this sensor.

#include <Wire.h>

// Register names according to the datasheet.
// According to the InvenSense document
// "MPU-9150 Register Map and Descriptions Revision 4.0",

#define MPU9150_SELF_TEST_X        0x0D   // R/W
#define MPU9150_SELF_TEST_Y        0x0E   // R/W
#define MPU9150_SELF_TEST_X        0x0F   // R/W
#define MPU9150_SELF_TEST_A        0x10   // R/W
#define MPU9150_SMPLRT_DIV         0x19   // R/W
#define MPU9150_CONFIG             0x1A   // R/W
#define MPU9150_GYRO_CONFIG        0x1B   // R/W
#define MPU9150_ACCEL_CONFIG       0x1C   // R/W
#define MPU9150_FF_THR             0x1D   // R/W
#define MPU9150_FF_DUR             0x1E   // R/W
#define MPU9150_MOT_THR            0x1F   // R/W
#define MPU9150_MOT_DUR            0x20   // R/W
#define MPU9150_ZRMOT_THR          0x21   // R/W
#define MPU9150_ZRMOT_DUR          0x22   // R/W
#define MPU9150_FIFO_EN            0x23   // R/W
#define MPU9150_I2C_MST_CTRL       0x24   // R/W
#define MPU9150_I2C_SLV0_ADDR      0x25   // R/W
#define MPU9150_I2C_SLV0_REG       0x26   // R/W
#define MPU9150_I2C_SLV0_CTRL      0x27   // R/W
#define MPU9150_I2C_SLV1_ADDR      0x28   // R/W
#define MPU9150_I2C_SLV1_REG       0x29   // R/W
#define MPU9150_I2C_SLV1_CTRL      0x2A   // R/W
#define MPU9150_I2C_SLV2_ADDR      0x2B   // R/W
#define MPU9150_I2C_SLV2_REG       0x2C   // R/W
#define MPU9150_I2C_SLV2_CTRL      0x2D   // R/W
#define MPU9150_I2C_SLV3_ADDR      0x2E   // R/W
#define MPU9150_I2C_SLV3_REG       0x2F   // R/W
#define MPU9150_I2C_SLV3_CTRL      0x30   // R/W
#define MPU9150_I2C_SLV4_ADDR      0x31   // R/W
#define MPU9150_I2C_SLV4_REG       0x32   // R/W
#define MPU9150_I2C_SLV4_DO        0x33   // R/W
#define MPU9150_I2C_SLV4_CTRL      0x34   // R/W
#define MPU9150_I2C_SLV4_DI        0x35   // R  
#define MPU9150_I2C_MST_STATUS     0x36   // R
#define MPU9150_INT_PIN_CFG        0x37   // R/W
#define MPU9150_INT_ENABLE         0x38   // R/W
#define MPU9150_INT_STATUS         0x3A   // R  
#define MPU9150_ACCEL_XOUT_H       0x3B   // R  
#define MPU9150_ACCEL_XOUT_L       0x3C   // R  
#define MPU9150_ACCEL_YOUT_H       0x3D   // R  
#define MPU9150_ACCEL_YOUT_L       0x3E   // R  
#define MPU9150_ACCEL_ZOUT_H       0x3F   // R  
#define MPU9150_ACCEL_ZOUT_L       0x40   // R  
#define MPU9150_TEMP_OUT_H         0x41   // R  
#define MPU9150_TEMP_OUT_L         0x42   // R  
#define MPU9150_GYRO_XOUT_H        0x43   // R  
#define MPU9150_GYRO_XOUT_L        0x44   // R  
#define MPU9150_GYRO_YOUT_H        0x45   // R  
#define MPU9150_GYRO_YOUT_L        0x46   // R  
#define MPU9150_GYRO_ZOUT_H        0x47   // R  
#define MPU9150_GYRO_ZOUT_L        0x48   // R  
#define MPU9150_EXT_SENS_DATA_00   0x49   // R  
#define MPU9150_EXT_SENS_DATA_01   0x4A   // R  
#define MPU9150_EXT_SENS_DATA_02   0x4B   // R  
#define MPU9150_EXT_SENS_DATA_03   0x4C   // R  
#define MPU9150_EXT_SENS_DATA_04   0x4D   // R  
#define MPU9150_EXT_SENS_DATA_05   0x4E   // R  
#define MPU9150_EXT_SENS_DATA_06   0x4F   // R  
#define MPU9150_EXT_SENS_DATA_07   0x50   // R  
#define MPU9150_EXT_SENS_DATA_08   0x51   // R  
#define MPU9150_EXT_SENS_DATA_09   0x52   // R  
#define MPU9150_EXT_SENS_DATA_10   0x53   // R  
#define MPU9150_EXT_SENS_DATA_11   0x54   // R  
#define MPU9150_EXT_SENS_DATA_12   0x55   // R  
#define MPU9150_EXT_SENS_DATA_13   0x56   // R  
#define MPU9150_EXT_SENS_DATA_14   0x57   // R  
#define MPU9150_EXT_SENS_DATA_15   0x58   // R  
#define MPU9150_EXT_SENS_DATA_16   0x59   // R  
#define MPU9150_EXT_SENS_DATA_17   0x5A   // R  
#define MPU9150_EXT_SENS_DATA_18   0x5B   // R  
#define MPU9150_EXT_SENS_DATA_19   0x5C   // R  
#define MPU9150_EXT_SENS_DATA_20   0x5D   // R  
#define MPU9150_EXT_SENS_DATA_21   0x5E   // R  
#define MPU9150_EXT_SENS_DATA_22   0x5F   // R  
#define MPU9150_EXT_SENS_DATA_23   0x60   // R  
#define MPU9150_MOT_DETECT_STATUS  0x61   // R  
#define MPU9150_I2C_SLV0_DO        0x63   // R/W
#define MPU9150_I2C_SLV1_DO        0x64   // R/W
#define MPU9150_I2C_SLV2_DO        0x65   // R/W
#define MPU9150_I2C_SLV3_DO        0x66   // R/W
#define MPU9150_I2C_MST_DELAY_CTRL 0x67   // R/W
#define MPU9150_SIGNAL_PATH_RESET  0x68   // R/W
#define MPU9150_MOT_DETECT_CTRL    0x69   // R/W
#define MPU9150_USER_CTRL          0x6A   // R/W
#define MPU9150_PWR_MGMT_1         0x6B   // R/W
#define MPU9150_PWR_MGMT_2         0x6C   // R/W
#define MPU9150_FIFO_COUNTH        0x72   // R/W
#define MPU9150_FIFO_COUNTL        0x73   // R/W
#define MPU9150_FIFO_R_W           0x74   // R/W
#define MPU9150_WHO_AM_I           0x75   // R

//MPU9150 Compass
#define MPU9150_CMPS_XOUT_L        0x4A   // R
#define MPU9150_CMPS_XOUT_H        0x4B   // R
#define MPU9150_CMPS_YOUT_L        0x4C   // R
#define MPU9150_CMPS_YOUT_H        0x4D   // R
#define MPU9150_CMPS_ZOUT_L        0x4E   // R
#define MPU9150_CMPS_ZOUT_H        0x4F   // R

// I2C address 0x69 could be 0x68 depends on your wiring.
int MPU9150_I2C_ADDRESS = 0x69;

//Variables where our values can be stored
int cmps[3];
int accl[3];
int gyro[3];
int temp;

void setup()
  // Initialize the Serial Bus for printing data.

  // Initialize the 'Wire' class for the I2C-bus.

  // Clear the 'sleep' bit to start the sensor.
  MPU9150_writeSensor(MPU9150_PWR_MGMT_1, 0);


void loop()
  // Print all sensor values which the sensor provides
  // Formated all values as x, y, and z in order for
  // Compass, Gyro, Acceleration. The First value is
  // the temperature.

  double dT = ( (double) MPU9150_readSensor(MPU9150_TEMP_OUT_L,MPU9150_TEMP_OUT_H) + 12412.0) / 340.0;
  Serial.print("  ");
  Serial.print("  ");
  Serial.print("  ");
  Serial.print("  ");
  Serial.print("  ");
  Serial.print("  ");
  Serial.print("  ");
  Serial.print("  ");
  Serial.print("  ");

//Thank you to pansenti for setup code.
//I will documented this one later.
void MPU9150_setupCompass(){
  MPU9150_I2C_ADDRESS = 0x0C;      //change Address to Compass

  MPU9150_writeSensor(0x0A, 0x00); //PowerDownMode
  MPU9150_writeSensor(0x0A, 0x0F); //SelfTest
  MPU9150_writeSensor(0x0A, 0x00); //PowerDownMode

  MPU9150_I2C_ADDRESS = 0x69;      //change Address to MPU

  MPU9150_writeSensor(0x24, 0x40); //Wait for Data at Slave0
  MPU9150_writeSensor(0x25, 0x8C); //Set i2c address at slave0 at 0x0C
  MPU9150_writeSensor(0x26, 0x02); //Set where reading at slave 0 starts
  MPU9150_writeSensor(0x27, 0x88); //set offset at start reading and enable
  MPU9150_writeSensor(0x28, 0x0C); //set i2c address at slv1 at 0x0C
  MPU9150_writeSensor(0x29, 0x0A); //Set where reading at slave 1 starts
  MPU9150_writeSensor(0x2A, 0x81); //Enable at set length to 1
  MPU9150_writeSensor(0x64, 0x01); //overvride register
  MPU9150_writeSensor(0x67, 0x03); //set delay rate
  MPU9150_writeSensor(0x01, 0x80);

  MPU9150_writeSensor(0x34, 0x04); //set i2c slv4 delay
  MPU9150_writeSensor(0x64, 0x00); //override register
  MPU9150_writeSensor(0x6A, 0x00); //clear usr setting
  MPU9150_writeSensor(0x64, 0x01); //override register
  MPU9150_writeSensor(0x6A, 0x20); //enable master i2c mode
  MPU9150_writeSensor(0x34, 0x13); //disable slv4

///////// I2C functions to get easier all values ///////////

int MPU9150_readSensor(int addrL, int addrH){

  Wire.requestFrom(MPU9150_I2C_ADDRESS, 1, true);
  byte L =;


  Wire.requestFrom(MPU9150_I2C_ADDRESS, 1, true);
  byte H =;

  return (int16_t)((H<<8)+L);

int MPU9150_readSensor(int addr){

  Wire.requestFrom(MPU9150_I2C_ADDRESS, 1, true);

int MPU9150_writeSensor(int addr,int data){

  return 1;


This is only a quickstart. For more details check out the pdf's or the MPU-6050 page.