Electronic Compass from OceanServer Technology
OceanServer Technology Inc.
November 5, 2008
The OS4000-T Nano from OceanServer Technology Inc., Fall River, MA, is a tilt-compensated OEM digital compass for embedded applications. The compass combines 3-axis magnetic sensors with triaxial accelerometers and provides 0.5° nominal accuracy, 0.1° resolution, ±180° roll, ±90° tilt, and electronically gimbaled tilt compensation. The 0.6 in. square package weighs 1 g and is designed for mounting on a system board and talking via a TTL interface. The compass includes as ASCII interface, hard- and soft-iron calibrations, user-configurable data formatting, a 40 Hz data update rate, 50 MIPS processor, 24-bit ADC, and programmable communication rate.
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