New Epson IMUs Enable High-Precision Control of Machinery
With three axes of gyroscopes and accelerometers, the new IMUs provide built-in support for two widely-used industrial interfaces: SPI and UART protocols. At just 24 x 24 x 10 mm in size, the next-generation M-G364 and M-G354 units offer 2.2 & 3.0 degree per hour gyro bias stability, respectively.
Leveraging its expertise in industrial markets, Epson has focused its R&D on creating IMU products that boast excellent stability and resolution when used in challenging environments. Typical applications for the new M-G364 and M-G354 IMUs include construction machine control, precision agriculture auto-steering and unmanned vehicle guidance, all of which can generate high levels of vibration and shock that hinder MEMS IMU performance. Epson is able to offer enhanced vibration and shock protection thanks to completely-redesigned metal housing and internal architecture that isolate the inertial sensors while also facilitating top/ bottom mounting via a high-reliability connector for easy integration.
Enhanced components inside the M-G364 and M-G354 IMUs also yield many new benefits including increased long-term reliability, an expanded operating temperature range, improved sensor stability and resolution, plus a 40% reduction in power consumption. Seeking to facilitate deeper levels of integration into GPS-INS applications, Epson has also added new software features including delta angle/ delta velocity output and an expanded selection of output data rates.
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