Acceleration/Angular Rate Sensor Provides 3-Axis measurements

Saelig Company distributes JoyWarrior56FR1-WP, described as a cost-efficient, waterproof, six-axis MEMS motion sensor with a six-foot cable and USB interface. Three axes of acceleration and three of angular rate are measured with 16-bit resolution. Measurement ranges from ±2g to ±16g and 125dps to 2000dps are available. Readings are taken at 833 measurements per second in standard mode, while a high-speed mode generates 6,664 data points per second. In standard mode the data is reported as joystick data, which eliminates the need for a special driver. The data can be read with any program that can accept joystick data as input.

 

Measurements can be stored permanently in the sensor and options are provided for data filtering inside the sensor to reduce noise. A configuration tool for setting the sensor parameters, a 3D tilt angle demo, and a data recorder are included as part of the software support.

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Each USB-powered JoyWarrior56FR1-WP has a unique 8-digit hexadecimal serial number in its device descriptor which can be used to simplify programming for multiple JoyWarriors connected to a single computer. The serial numbers are factory programmed and cannot be changed. The sensors are factory calibrated for neutral position and range so there is no need for additional calibration of the sensor itself.

 

The extended temperature range of -10°C to 85°C and the waterproof packaging opens this product up to many applications. The sensor has two convenient mounting holes and a strong internal magnet to make it simple for attaching to a surface. The JoyWarrior56FR1 sensor is also available as a PCB module or a kit containing the module, cable and enclosure. For more info, checkout the JW56FR1 datasheet, call 585-385-1750, or email [email protected].