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Gladiator Technologies Releases Next-Generation Inertial Sensors

Published: 18 Jan 2021 by

Gladiator SX2 inertial sensorsGladiator Technologies has launched its new line of upgraded low noise, high speed MEMS inertial sensors. The SX2 product range provides a variety of performance improvements, including 0.075°/s bias over temperature, angle random walk (ARW) as low as 0.0018˚/s/√Hz, and bandwidth of 600 Hz. The new sensors are ideal for a variety of commercial and defense applications including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and robotics.

All products in the SX2 line benefit from Gladiator Technologies’ VELOX processing technology, which is designed to drive high-speed filtered outputs without sacrificing gyro and accelerometer sensor performance. VELOX allows the sensors to output data at up to 10 kHz with a digital message delay of less than 100µs.

Gladiator products receiving the SX2 upgrade include the G300D Triaxial Gyroscope, LandMark 005 IMU, and the LandMark 007 and LandMark 007X IMUs designed for high dynamic applications. Each product offers common performance features and unique choices with gyroscope rate up to 2000˚/s and accelerometer range up to 200g.

Eric Yates, Vice President of Business Development at Gladiator Technologies, commented: “The SX2 products build on the success of the previous generation SX line, qualified and integrated for multiple defense and commercial applications. We are thrilled to offer performance previously reserved for large inertial systems in each of our products smaller than 1 cubic inch; enhancing our technical capability while maintaining the SWaP-C advantage of our low noise MEMS sensors.”

Lee Dunbar, Chief Software Architect at Gladiator, said: “The SX2 product line leverages all of our continuous improvement efforts over three years. The 35% improvement in ARW performance and expanded VELOX capabilities have further reduced digital message delay through user customized baud rates and bandwidth and further establish Gladiator’s inertial sensors as the premier MEMS choice for precision stabilization applications.”

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