NORWOOD, USA: Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) released for general availability today the ADIS16136 tactical grade iSensor digital MEMS gyroscope, which provides 3.5o/hr typical bias stability in a matchbox-sized module consuming less than 1 watt and weighing only 25 grams.
The new tactical grade (below 10o/hr bias stability) iSensor MEMS gyroscope operates autonomously and requires no user configuration before producing precise and accurate rate sensing data, quickly enabling precision dependent applications such as platform stabilization and control, navigation, robotics, and medical instrumentation.
“The ADIS16136 MEMS gyro is competitive on the stability and angular random walk specifications compared to more costly fiber optic gyros, while demonstrating 2X better linearity, 30X faster start-up, and 5X lower power,” said Bob Scannell, iSensor business development manager, MEMS/Sensors Technology Group, Analog Devices.
“Even more significant is the ADIS16136 gyro’s small size (~1 cubic inch) and low weight of only 25 grams. This is minute by comparison to fiber optic gyros, which can be 10 cubic-inches or larger and will enable many new applications for precision angular rate sensing.”