DMU30

The first of a family of High Performance IMUs (HPIMUs) entering full production in October 2016, DMU30 is a ground-breaking, non-ITAR, MEMS IMU alternative to more costly ‘FOG-grade’ IMUs for use in exacting motion sensing applications, ranging from unmanned vehicle navigation to surveying and mapping.

Available for evaluation now, the DMU30 is proving a formidable choice for affordable high-performance IMUs.  Datasheet and Solid Model CAD files for DMU30 can be downloaded from the Downloads section below.

Product Lifecycle Status

Production Status: Pre-production

Availability: Sampling
Customer Applications: New and existing applications

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Axes of Acceleration

Axes of Angular Rate

Supply Voltage (Vdd)

Dynamic Range

Bias Instability

Bias over Temperature

Operating Temperature

Current Consumption

Dimensions (mm)

Mounting Options

Interface

DMU30-01

3

3

4.75V to 36V

±490°/s, ±10g

0.2°/hr, 0.03mg

±20°/hr, ±2.5mg

-40°C to +85°C

600mA (at 5V)

68 x 61 x 62

Sealed Case

RS422

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Axes of Acceleration

Axes of Angular Rate

Supply Voltage (Vdd)

Dynamic Range

Bias Instability

Bias over Temperature

Operating Temperature

Current Consumption

Dimensions (mm)

Mounting Options

Interface


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FAQs

  • DMU30
    • Please explain the Delta Theta and Delta Velocity outputs

      The basic inertial data output from DMU30 is angular rate (deg/s) and acceleration (g).  Delta Theta and Delta Velocity outputs can be considered as a re-scaling of these basic data outputs.   Provision and use of these values is an industry standard expected and used by many of our customers.

      Delta Theta is in degrees and represents the degrees rotated over the sampling time of 5.0ms (or 1/200th of a second).  For example, if the IMU axis is rotating at 200deg/s, Delta Theta will be 1 deg.

      Similarly, Delta Velocity is a re-scaling from g to m/s, representing the change in velocity change over the same 5ms.  The output in m/s is equal to the acceleration in g multiplied by 0.04903325 (divide by 200 and multiply by 9.80665, the latter being a universal measure of g).

      What is the resolution of sensor data inside DMU30?

      24-bit sigma delta analogue to digital convertors are used within DMU30. Compensation is carried out using single precision floating point mathematics. The DMU30 output message is also output as single precision floating point numbers. So the mathematical resolution is very small indeed.

      In practical terms, the minimum resolvable change is dominated by the sensor noise. With averaging, this can be improved to a point where the minimum resolvable change is dictated by the bias instability derived from Allan Deviation plots. For the gyro channels this is below 0.1 deg/hr and for the accelerometers, around 10μg.

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DMU30 Evaluation Kit - DMU30-00-0500 EVK

Enables the output data from the DMU30 to be viewed and logged for evaluation and development testing purposes.  Kit excludes the IMU.