Precision six-axis inertial measurement unit from Thales
Thales announced its NavChip2 high-precision inertial measurement unit (IMUs). The NavChip2 provides high performance-to-price in the market of six-axis IMUs and is fully factory calibrated, according to the company. Embedded temperature sensors enable excellent compensation over the entire -40 C to +85 C temperature range. Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensor technology, propriety advanced sensor fusion processing techniques, a small and easily mountable package, and low power dissipation make this IMU suited for applications including drone navigation, robotic control, camera/antenna platform stabilization, and augmented/virtual reality. The NavChip2 is a low drift IMU with a full-scale acceleration range of ± 16 g and a full-scale angular rate of 2000 degrees/sec. Power consumption is 135 mW, making it suited for power-sensitive remote and battery-operated systems. Multiple output interfaces, including TTL UART or SPI-compatible, provide the designer with exceptional flexibility. The external sync pin can accept optional GPS pulse-per-second or faster synchronization signals. Single supply operation is from 3.25 V to 5.5 V.