Xsens modules with latest inertial MEMS sensing; in distribution

February 02, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Mouser Electronics has the MTi 1-series motion tracking modules from Xsens, that incorporate advanced sensor fusion and miniature MEMS technologies to offer complete, self-contained motion tracking for high-volume industrial and consumer applications.

With a dynamic accuracy of 1 °RMS (root mean squared) for roll and pitch, the MTi 1-series are claimed as being among the most accurate 3D motion trackers in their class. They are available in three configurations: MTi-1 inertial measurement unit (IMU), MTi-2 vertical reference unit (VRU), or MTi-3 attitude and heading reference system (AHRS). All three configurations output inertial and magnetic field data; the MTi-2 and MTi-3 modules add acceleration, roll/pitch, and heading tracking data; and the MTi-3 module also includes referenced yaw data. The modules’ industry-standard communication protocols (I ²C, SPI, UART) allow you to customise data, frequency, and output format, while the modules’ onboard processing reduces the load on the application processor to lower the overall power consumption of the end system.

Xsens, a company acquired by Fairchild Semiconductor, operates in 3D motion tracking technology and products. Its sensor fusion technologies enable a seamless interaction between the physical and the digital world in consumer devices and professional applications..

Mouser also stocks the Xsens MTi 1-Series Development Kit, which includes a mounted MTi-3 AHRS module and a full-featured MT Software Suite with logging and visualisation options, intuitive configuration windows and possibilities to export data for use in other programs. The software development kit (included) contains source code for communication and libraries for data processing.

Mouser; www.mouser.com/new/Fairchild-Semiconductor/xsens-mti-1-module/