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LORD Corp expands embedded inertial sensors portfolio with lower-cost option

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LORD Sensing, MicroStrain has expanded its GX5 portfolio to offer a lower-cost option, providing customers with flexibility based on needed features.

The 3DM – CX5 inertial sensor fills a gap in the GX5 and the board mountable OEM CV5 package. Already deployed on unmanned aerial vehicle and ground robots, intended applications include robotics and drones; platform stabilization and antenna pointing; as well as off-highway, marine and military vehicles. The compact, inertial sensors utilize LORD Corp’s proven fifth-generation high-performance industrial-grade solid-state MEMS accelerometer and gyro inertial sensor technology.

According to Chris Arnold, LORD Sensing Product Manager, customers are increasingly looking for better attitude, heading and positioning accuracy under dynamic conditions for lower cost.

“This new model gives customers the flexibility to easily move between models based on price and performance requirements, selecting the features they need, while not paying for the ones they don’t,” Mr Arnold said. “Customers benefit from the proven GX5 performance at an OEM price.”

With compact chassis or board mount option for embedded application, the CV5 and CX5 are interchangeable with the same mounting footprint and communication protocol. Each sensor is fully calibrated and temperature compensated. Models offer:

  • Low-cost, compact size and full 360-degree measurement range about all axes;
  • Full accuracy over the entire operational temperature range of -40°C to 85°C; and,
  • Auto-adaptive extended kalman filter for optimal dynamic accuracy and on-vehicle performance.

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