- May 25, 2017
May 25, 2017 - MEMSIC, a solutions provider, combining MEMS technology with mixed-signal processing and systems solutions, announced the addition of the VG380 to its portfolio of inertial modules. These vertical gyros provide pitch and roll (with respect to gravity), in both static and dynamic conditions. The static and dynamic accuracy is specified at +/-0.2 and +/-1.0 degrees (respectively) over the -40C to +85C temperature range. The VG380 is offered in two package/interface options, VG380SA and VG380ZA. The VG380SA is a 41x48x22mm module designed for standalone applications, including built in power conditioning (compatible with power supplies from 9 – 32V), and with RS-232 / RS-422 interface. The VG380ZA is designed for OEM/embedded applications, offering a 24x37x9.5mm package, and an SPI/UART interface for integration into an end user system.
The VG380 is the latest addition to a family of interchangeable and compatible modules offering different levels of functionality and performance. The IMU380 is a 6 or 9 DOF (Degrees-of-Freedom) inertial measurement unit which provides X, Y and Z acceleration, angular rate, and magnetic field (fully calibrated over temperature); the VG380 now adds the algorithms to deliver accurate pitch and roll information; and the AHRS380 (Attitude-Heading-Reference-System) adds additional algorithms to compute both attitude and heading. All of these versions are available in both the embedded and the standalone packages described above.