The MTi-7 unit requires an input from an external GNSS receiver to provide a real-time position, velocity and orientation data stream. Operating at output data rates up to 800Hz, the MTi-7 achieves a latency of 2 ms, allowing for real-time operation of dynamic functions such as flight control and camera stabilization.
Sensor fusion algorithms developed by Xsens synchronize the inputs from the module’s on-board accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer with the signals from an external GNSS receiver or barometer. Information about the device’s horizontal and vertical position, velocity, roll, pitch and yaw may be supplied to a host processor via a standard I2C, SPI or UART interface.
The MTi-7 module is supported by an Arduino-compatible development kit (the MTi-7-DK), which provides access to the module’s interfaces via micro-USB connections.
Engineering samples of the module are available for shipment now. Unit pricing of the MTi-7 module is $109 in an order quantity of 5,000 units. The MTi-7 development kit, priced at $499, may be ordered online.
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