MEMS-based miniature IMU for unmanned vehicles and first responders introduced by Analog Devices

NORWOOD, Mass., 8 June 2011. Analog Devices Inc. in Norwood, Mass., is introducing the ADIS16407 iSensor miniature inertial measurement unit (IMU) based on micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS) technology for navigation and guidance applications in unmanned vehicles, first responders, and precision autonomous instruments. The device integrates a tri-axis gyroscope, tri-axis accelerometer, tri-axis magnetometer, and a pressure sensor into one package.

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NORWOOD, Mass., 8 June 2011. Analog Devices Inc. in Norwood, Mass., is introducing the ADIS16407 iSensor miniature inertial measurement unit (IMU) based on micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS) technology for navigation and guidance applications in unmanned vehicles, first responders, and precision autonomous instruments. The device integrates a tri-axis gyroscope, tri-axis accelerometer, tri-axis magnetometer, and a pressure sensor into one package.The IMU offers ten degrees of freedom (10-DoF), and is factory calibrated for sensitivity, bias, alignment, and temperature to reduce errors and enhance accuracy.Navigation in unmanned vehicle and first responder applications not only requires several axes of sensing, but also cross integration to discern tracking and location. This solution involves merging several sensors with an interface.

Features include triaxial, digital iMEMS gyroscope; digital range scaling of plus-or-minus 75, 150, and 300 degrees per second; triaxial digital plus-or-minus 18 G iMEMS accelerometer; triaxial plus-or-minus 2.5 gauss digital magnetometer; and digital pressure sensor rated at 10 millibars to 1,200 millibars.

For more information contact Analog Devices online at www.analog.com.

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