MTi 600-series set to appear in wave of new products entering the markets for unmanned aerial vehicles, surveying equipment, autonomous vehicles and more
Enschede, The Netherlands – September 10, 2019 - Xsens today announces the availability in mass production volume of the MTi 600-series, which is disrupting the mid-range inertial motion sensor market thanks to its combination of small size, industrial-grade performance and competitive pricing.
A new development kit, a plug-and-play board and sensor module, is also now available at pricing starting at $449. It provides a comprehensive hardware environment for evaluating the performance of the MTi 600-series sensors, and is supplied with the free-of-charge MT Software Suite, Xsens’ popular design and configuration tool for MTi series sensors. The MTi 600-series Development Kit is available to order online at shop.xsens.com.
Since Xsens released samples of the all-new MTi 600-series in April, developers have been discovering the dramatic impact that it can have in applications that were previously constrained by older sensors’ performance limitations. Following the completion of production verification and quality assurance, Xsens is now ready to supply production volumes of MTi 600 units for assembly into maritime, land and aerial systems/platforms such as ROVs/AUVs/surface vessels, autonomous ground vehicles (trucks/cars/excavators/AGVs), exoskeletons, UAVs/drones/xCopters, surveying and (LIDAR-) mapping devices and VSAT/antenna/gimbal units.
The 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°. The sensors include a CAN bus interface, and provide an NMEA interface for easy integration into end products in the marine and aerospace markets.
To achieve this excellent 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 starting at below €300 for production volumes of the MTi 610 IMU.
There are four products in the MTi 600-series:
- MTi-610 IMU, which provides fully calibrated sensor data outputs
- MTi-620 VRU offering roll and pitch measurements accurate to ±0.2°
- MTi-630 AHRS offering roll and pitch measurements accurate to ±0.2° and yaw measurements accurate to ±1.5°
- MTi-670 GNSS/INS with GNSS support, offering roll and pitch measurements accurate to ±0.2°, yaw measurements accurate to ±1.0°, and global positioning data supplied by an external GNSS receiver
The MTi 600-series modules offer the same core benefits that users of existing Xsens modules will be familiar with:
- A choice of standard interfacing options, now including for the first time support for CAN bus alongside RS-232 and UART interfaces.
- Comprehensive, free MT Software Suite, a software development kit for easy integration into host system designs. This includes the XDA open-source application programming interface for use with any hardware development platform.
- All production units comprehensively tested and calibrated before shipment to the customer.
- Global technical support 24/7 from dedicated applications engineers.
In addition, for navigation applications 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.
Meindert Zeeuw, Business Manager Inertial Sensor Modules at Xsens, said: ‘Since the MTi 600-series’ launch, development engineers have been blown away by the performance that they are getting from sample units, especially given the competitive pricing that Xsens is able to offer because of the module’s innovative design. Now these engineers can take their designs into production, confident that the MTi 600 production units will meet the very high standards of quality and reliability that Xsens has always maintained.’
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Xsens is a leading innovator in 3D motion tracking solutions, developing sensor modules and solutions with almost 20 years of experience in high-performance sensor fusion, filtering and calibration technologies, based on the latest miniature MEMS sensor technology. Its solutions are applied in industrial applications and consumer devices, e.g. to support control & stabilization of autonomous and unmanned vehicles/systems, but also for real-time 3D character animation and analysis of human motion.
Clients and partners include Sonardyne, EIVA, AutonomouStuff, NVIDIA, Leica Geosystems, Honeywell, NASA, JD.com, Kaarta, Daimler and various other automotive OEMs, 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.
Xsens has offices in Enschede, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Bangalore. Please contact us on the web at https://www.xsens.com.
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