New MTi 600-series with flexible interfacing options is backed by software development suite for easy integration into space-restricted host systems such as drones
Enschede, The Netherlands – 30 April 2019 – Xsens today announces the introduction of a generation of inertial motion sensors which set a new standard in the market for their small size, industrial-grade performance and competitive pricing.
The all-new MTi 600-series of inertial sensors, supplied in a 31.5mm x 28.0mm x 13.0mm IP51-rated case, produce roll and pitch readings accurate to ±0.2°. GNSS-assisted heading (yaw) measurements are accurate to ±1.0°. Among the products’ new features are a CAN bus interface and NMEA compatibility.
Xsens is demonstrating the high performance of the new modules at its stand 2627 at the Xponential exhibition (Chicago, US, 30 April – 2 May 2019).
To achieve this performance, Xsens has applied numerous innovations in its latest sensor fusion algorithms, which optimize the output from new accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer components. This has allowed it to bring the performance-optimized MTi 600-series to market at unit prices below €300 for production volumes of the MTi-610 IMU.
Meindert Zeeuw, Business Manager Inertial Sensor Modules at Xsens, said: ‘The release of the MTi 600-series promises to disrupt the industrial market for motion sensor modules in the wide space between low-cost, consumer-grade MEMS sensors and the very high-spec, expensive devices used in military/aerospace applications.’
‘In applications including drones, autonomous ground vehicles, robots, smart agriculture, mapping and surveying equipment, logistics and mining equipment, the new MTi 600-series modules will reset designers’ assumptions about the price to pay for industrial-grade performance. Unique Xsens sensor fusion technology and motion measurement know-how has just redefined the mid-range of the module market.’
There are four products in the MTi 600-series:
The MTi 600-series modules offer the same core benefits that users of existing Xsens modules will be familiar with:
The MTi 600-series modules are the first from Xsens to include an NMEA-compatible interface for GNSS receivers. This means that users can choose any GNSS receiver chip, module or system to work alongside the MTi-670, a GNSS/INS device which supplements the pitch, roll and yaw outputs available from other MTi 600-series products with global positioning information.
The MTi 600-series modules are available for sampling on request to Xsens. Mass production is expected to begin in July 2019.
Developers can pre-order the MTi 600-series Development Kit online at shop.xsens.com.
Xsens is the leading innovator in 3D motion sensing technology and products. Its sensor fusion technologies enable a seamless interaction between the physical and the digital world in applications such as industrial control and stabilization, health, sports and 3D character animation. Clients and partners include Electronic Arts, NBC Universal, Daimler, Autodesk, ABB, Siemens and various other leading institutes and companies throughout the world.
Xsens is part of mCube, the provider of the world’s smallest and lowest power MEMS motion sensors, key enablers for the Internet of Moving Things.
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