MEMSIC Introduces Low-Drift Mems Vertical Gyro

August 26, 2010

The VG800 is a precision IMU with attitude angles for navigation and stabilization.

ANDOVER, MA --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MEMSIC, Inc. (NasdaqGM: MEMS), a leading innovator of MEMS sensors and systems solutions, announced its next-generation family of high-performance MEMS inertial systems. The VG800 vertical gyro is the first release in this new series of low-drift IMU products that challenge the price and accuracy of existing FOG-based IMUs.

The VG800 combines advanced MEMS rate gyro and accelerometer technologies with MEMSIC's proprietary Kalman filter algorithms to provide a superior inertial measurement solution in integrated navigation systems, and in stabilization and control applications.

"Customers can now take advantage of the superior reliability of MEMSIC's advanced MEMS technology as a cost-effective alternative to traditional technologies in applications requiring high-stability gyros," said Steve Tsui, Vice President of Worldwide Sales - System Business at MEMSIC, Inc. "The VG800 is creating exciting opportunities for our customers in a wide variety of airborne, land and marine markets."

The VG800 is ideally suited for UUV/ROV control, camera & antenna stabilization, UAV autopilot, mapping & surveillance, UGV guidance. Key features of the VG800 include; ARW <0.1°/√hr., in-run bias stability <3°/hr, high reliability MTBF > 20,000 hrs, and lightweight compact enclosure measuring 4.0 x 4.0 x 2.91 inches.

The VG800 is available starting September 2010, and pricing inquiries may be directed to

MEMSIC Inc., headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, provides advanced semiconductor sensor and system solutions based on integrated micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology and mixed signal circuit design. MEMSIC's unique and proprietary approach combines leading edge sensor technologies, such as magnetic sensors and accelerometers, with mixed signal processing circuitry to produce reliable, high quality, cost effective solutions for automotive, consumer and industrial markets. The company shares are listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange (NASDAQ GM: MEMS).

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