IMU, VRU, AHRS and GNSS/INS for UAS, Autonomous Vehicles & Robotics

Xsens Announces New Line of 3D MEMS Motion Trackers

By Mike Ball / 13 Jul 2015

Xsens MTi-1 on droneXsens, a developer of motion tracking and sensor fusion technologies, has announced that it has expanded its successful MTi product portfolio with a new series of complete, self-contained 3D IMU/VRU/AHRS motion tracking modules for high volume industrial and prosumer applications.

The new MTi 1-series of Motion Trackers incorporates the latest in advanced sensor fusion and miniature MEMS technologies. Individually calibrated and tested to enable minimal implementation effort, the MTi 1-series delivers a dynamic accuracy of 1 deg RMS for roll and pitch, which the company claims makes them the most accurate 3D motion trackers in their class.

The communication protocol and API is identical across the entire Xsens product portfolio, making integration of the low cost MTi 1-series, de facto industry standard MTi 10-series and high-performance MTi 100-series easy. Designers can choose from a wide selection of high-performance 3D motion trackers and select the Xsens motion tracker suitable for their design, while re-using validated driver and application code from other projects, dramatically reducing engineering time and risk.

The MTi 1-series is a 12x12x2.5 mm PLCC28-compatible module that can output orientation, acceleration, rate of turn and magnetic field from its I2C, SPI or UART interfaces. The advanced and robust signal processing pipeline, along with the proven XKF3 sensor fusion algorithm, ensures high performance in many applications including robotics, agriculture, heavy machinery, handheld laser scanners and unmanned systems. The module’s onboard processing reduces the load on the application processor to lower the overall power consumption of the end system, while consuming less than 45 mW. The MTi 1-series is CE and FCC-certified.

A video showcasing some of the applications of the MTI 1-series can be seen below.

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