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Product category: Sensors and Data Acquisition
News Release from: Analog Devices | Subject: ADIS16355
Edited by the Electronicstalk Editorial Team on 12 June 2007

Sensors combine for handheld inertial
measurement

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Inertial measurement unit delivers performance and functionality previously reserved for defence, aerospace and other high-end applications, at approximately one tenth the cost.

Analog Devices has extended its iSensor intelligent sensor product family with an advanced motion sensor that for the first time allows industrial designers to easily and cost-effectively equip their products with full-range multi-axis inertial sensing Leveraging Analog Devices' iMEMS Motion Signal Processing Technology, the ADIS16355 inertial measurement unit (IMU) delivers performance and functionality previously reserved for defence, aerospace and other high-end applications, at approximately one tenth of the cost

Combining three axes of angular rate sensing and three axes of acceleration sensing, the new IMU cost-effectively provides full six-degrees-of-freedom (6DOF) motion measurement to enable the benefits of complex motion analysis in applications such as vehicle-mounted cameras and antennas, commercial aircraft guidance units, robotics, and prosthetics.

Other less integrated sensors require designers to perform complex, costly, and time-consuming motion testing and calibration across temperature and mult