Electronics & Computers

Gladiator Releases LandMark 50 MEMS IMU

August 8, 2013

The ultra-low noise inertial measurement unit features robust environmental sealing for EMI protection and user-selectable RS-485 data rates up to 500 Hz.

SNOQUALMIE, WA /PRNewswire/ -- Gladiator Technologies announced the release of their newest and highest performance IMU, the LandMark 50 inertial measurement unit (IMU). This new IMU builds upon the successful heritage of the company's low-noise LandMark IMU product families, including the LandMark 10, 20, 21, 22, 30 and 40. The IMU is form, fit, and function interchangeable with the LandMark 30 IMU, yet offers substantial improvement in performance with both lower noise and higher performance MEMS gyros and accelerometers.

All the LandMark IMU's share a common IMU messaging protocol for a "common cockpit" approach, giving users the option to choose the IMU performance, size, weight, and price that best suits their application without having to rewrite any IMU interface software. This latest addition to our family of IMU's offers best-in-class gyro and accelerometer noise and bias while including the other feature-rich advantages of its predecessor IMU's. The LandMark 50 features robust environmental sealing for EMI protection, as well as user selectable RS-485 data rates up to 500 Hz (4 KHz internal sampling rate), enabling exceptional performance for a variety of size and weight constrained applications. The LandMark 50 IMU has many advanced performance features including:

  • Low gyro noise 0.001°/sec /√Hz
  • Low accel noise 0.025 mg /√Hz
  • In-run gyro bias 1°/hour 1 σ
  • Fully temperature compensated bias and scale factor
  • Misalignment 1 mrad and g-sensitivity <0.002°/sec/g 1σ
  • External sync input (1 kHz or 1pps)
  • Wide input voltage range 6 V to 36 V
  • Bandwidth filtering capability
  • High MTBF
  • Export U.S. Commerce ECCN7A994
  • Data sheet, data & images click here

Gladiator's CEO, Mark Chamberlain, commented, "Gladiator Technologies offers one of the broadest and highest performance MEMS inertial product lines in the world. The new LandMark 50 stretches our performance levels to new heights, and we are excited to be a leader in the high-performance MEMS inertial market." Chamberlain added, "Our strength in technology innovation continues, and we will be announcing our latest INS/GPS system, as well several new sensors and systems, later this year."

About Gladiator
Gladiator Technologies uses state-of-the-art design tools and manufacturing processes, including fully automated environmental and temperature testing and proprietary calibration methods for environmental performance optimization. A comprehensive ERP system combined with lean manufacturing and six sigma techniques has enabled high-volume production at low cost and high quality. Gladiator's quality system is certified to AS9100C/ISO9001:2008.

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