VTI launches new gyro-accelerometer combo sensor for high performance industrial applications

VTI Technologies (VTI), a global leader in low-g MEMS sensors, has released a new family of gyro-accelerometer combo sensors for high performance industrial applications.

Combining its market leading 3-axis accelerometer with a near tactical grade 1-axis gyro in the same robust package, VTI provides a higher level of performance in a smaller form factor. Target applications include Inertial Measurement Units (IMU's), platform control and stabilisation, motion analysis and control, as well as guidance and navigation systems.

The new sensor product family is based on VTI's proprietary 3D MEMS manufacturing (micro-electro-mechanical-system) technology which enables VTI to produce extremely robust, stable and low noise sensors.

The first members of the gyro-combo product family are SCC1300-D02 (±100 º/s x-axis & ±2 g 3axis) and SCC1300-D04 (±300 º/s x-axis & ±6 g 3-axis). Stand alone gyro components will follow in 2010.

All angular rate sensors feature outstanding insensitivity to shocks and vibrations. The sensors are temperature compensated over whole operating range of -40°C to +125°C. Bias stability (Allan variance) for the gyroscope is below 1 °/h and bias accuracy over full temperature range  <±0.6 º/s. The combo versions feature two separate digital SPI-interfaces (one for gyro, one for accelerometer).

Dimensions for the lead frame based package are 18.65 mm x 8.5 mm x 4.53 mm (length x width x height).

Samples of the SCC1300-D02 and D04 are available immediately with volume production in 1H 2010. Pricing for 1000pcs volumes is 48€/pcs.

Further Information:

Ville Nurmiainen, Product Manager, tel. +358 9 879 181, firstname [dot] lastname [at] vtitechnologies [dot] com

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