NovAtel Announces MEMS IMU for Pairing with OEM6 Receivers

February 6, 2013  - By

NovAtel Inc., supplier of OEM GNSS components and subsystems, has announced the addition of a new commercially exportable MEMS IMU to its line of SPAN GNSS/INS products. Available for immediate shipping, this custom Analogue Devices MEMS inertial sensor is exclusive to NovAtel, and can be paired with an OEM6 receiver card to provide continuously available position, velocity and attitude (roll, pitch, yaw) in a small, single-unit form factor.

SPAN tightly couples NovAtel’s precise GNSS technology with highly accurate inertial measurement technology to provide a robust, stable and continuous 3D navigation. The new OEM-ADIS-16488 sensor is designed to be coupled with NovAtel’s OEM6 receivers via the MEMS Interface Card (MIC), providing integrators with a  compact, powerful GNSS/INS engine, NovAtel said.

The OEM-ADIS-16488 features low noise gyros and accelerometers in a small, lightweight form factor.  This IMU enables precision measurements for applications that require low cost, high performance and rugged durability.  Tight-coupling of the two technologies enables continuous robust positioning in difficult environments where satellite signals are unreliable or unavailable for short periods of time.

The OEM-ADIS-16488 is now available for order and immediate shipment.

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