Epson S4E5A0A0 Inertial Measurement Unit
At recent international trade shows Epson debuted the S4E5A0A0 Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). An inertial measurement unit senses inertial motion consisting of angular rate sensors on three axes and accelerometers in three directions. IMUs are primarily used to measure and control the behavior of mobile objects.
The IMU includes triple gyroscopes and a tri-axis accelerometer, for six degrees of freedom. The gyroscope provides high accuracy and stability (±300 deg/s), while the accelerometer offers a dynamic range of ±3 G. It offers excellent angular rate measurement performance (angle random walk: 0.24deg/√hr) and stability (gyro bias instability: 6 deg/h). The device is also equipped with industry-standard SPI and UART interfaces.
This Epson component is suited to industrial applications in areas such as inertial motion analysis and control, motional analysis and control, moving object control, vibration control and stabilization, and navigation systems.
Now, the bad news. At $2,500 per chip, the S4E5A0A0 is targeted toward industrial applications. It will reportedly begin shipping in July.This entry was posted in Chips, parts, sensors and tagged Epson, sensor.