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Test & Measuring Instruments -> Compasses


Compasses




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Electronic Compass targets battery-driven mobile devices.

Bosch Sensortec    Reutlinge 72770  Germany
Jan 16, 2013 Based on FlipCore technology, Model BMC150 combines 3-axis geomagnetic sensor and 3-axis accelerometer in single package. Both sensors form logical and functional unit, since g-vector generated by accelerometer is required to calculate tilt compensation for azimuth data produced by geomagnetic sensor. Measuring 2.2 x 2.2 mm with power consumption as low as 190 µA, compass offers measurement range of ±1300 µT/axis with low noise of 0.3 µT, suitable for smartphones and tablet computers.

Digital Compass uses magnetic field measurement principle.

Bosch Sensortec    Reutlinge 72770  Germany
Nov 03, 2011 Housed in 3 x 3 x 0.95 mm LGA package, Model BMC050 integrates triaxial geomagnetic sensor for measuring Earth's magnetic field and triaxial acceleration sensor for tilt compensation. Device features 0.3 µT sensitivity with power consumption of 0.54 mA during normal operation. Using FlipCore measurement principle, Model BMC050 achieves 0.5° angular resolution at 1,000 µT measurement field. Integrated MEMS sensors are suited for compass-based functions in cell phones and navigation devices.

Direction Finder Processor features dual radio design.

TechComm    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Jul 29, 2011 With entry by frequency or marine channel, Model TC-7200 provides simultaneous direction finding on 2 frequencies and includes continuous coverage from 200 kHz to 30 MHz, 118-174 MHz, and 220-440 MHz. Unit features 406 EPIRB and HF/VHF DF dual internal radios, color touchscreen display, and variable bearing integration speed, as well as RS-232, USB, and Ethernet control. Frequency range is adaptable for use with other antennas.

Combined Compass/Gyroscope/Accelerometer is self-calibrating.

Combined Compass/Gyroscope/Accelerometer is self-calibrating.

Phidgets, Inc.    Calgary, AB T2M3R7  Canada
Jun 14, 2010 Featuring voltage supply filtering, Model 1056 PhidgetSpatial 3/3/3 includes 3-axis compass, continuously calibrated for changes in sensitivity, offset, and magnetic field; and 3-axis gyroscope calibrated for sensitivity to rotation and cross-axis misalignment. Three-axis, ±5 G accelerometer is calibrated for misalignment and sensitivity to positive and negative acceleration. System's board offers data rate from 4-1,000 msec/sample and operates from 4.75-5.25 Vdc via USB.

MEMS Digital Compass Module combines motion, magnetic sensing.

STMicroelectronics    Lexington, MA 02421
Jan 08, 2010 Integrating 3-axis digital accelerometer with 3-axis digital magnetic sensor in 5 x 5 x 1 mm package, LSM303DLH enhances mobile navigation and accelerates adoption of electronic compassing in portable consumer applications. Forward direction orientation lets application developers optimize use of compact phone/PDA displays for maps, while digital compass provides heading information when GPS is not available and also supports dead-reckoning applications.

Luminescent Compasses are available in 25 mm size.

Luminescent Compasses are available in 25 mm size.

Sun Co., Inc.    Arvada, CO 80004
Apr 13, 2009 Offered in liquid-filled and dry models, 25 mm (0.99 in.) compass capsules are available with or without adhesive backing and have working temperature range of -10 to +110°F. Liquid-filled version is water-resistant to 9 m (30 ft) and features luminous dial with luminosity of 1 hr. Dry compass has luminosity of approximately 45 min and is not water-resistant.

Compass features electronically gimbaled tilt compensation.

Compass features electronically gimbaled tilt compensation.

OceanServer Technology, Inc.    Fall River, MA 02723
Nov 11, 2008 Offered in 0.6 in.² through-hole package weighing at 1 gm, OS4000-T Nano Compass is designed for mounting on system board and talking via TTL interface. It has 3-Axis magnetic sensors with 3-Axis accelerometers and provides nominal accuracy of 0.5°, 0.1° resolution, ±180° roll, and ±90° tilt. Compass includes ASCII interface, hard and soft-iron calibration, user-configurable data formatting, and 50 MIPS processor supporting IEEE floating point math.

GPS Compass Board handles wide range of applications.

Hemisphere GPS    Alberta T2G 3C4  Canada
Aug 01, 2008 Based on Crescent® Vector(TM) technology, LV100 GPS compass board integrates 2 GPS antennas, NMEA 2000 communication processor, single axis gyro, tilt sensor, and power supply into single system. Dual integrated antennas provide both heading and position data, while gyro and tilt sensors provide backup heading information if GPS-based heading is ever lost. Device is suited for applications in marine, machine control, and precision agriculture markets.

Digital Compasses are compact and tilt-compensated.

Digital Compasses are compact and tilt-compensated.

OceanServer Technology, Inc.    Fall River, MA 02723
Apr 08, 2008 Measuring 1 x 1 x 0.3 in. and weighing less than 2 gm, Series OS5000 Digital Compasses incorporate 3-axis magnetic sensors with 3-axis accelerometers to provide 0.5° nominal accuracy, 0.1 resolution, ±180° roll, and ±90° tilt, and include electronically gimbaled tilt compensation. Featuring ASCII interface, hard- and soft-iron calibration, and user-configurable data formatting, units provide up to 40 Hz data update rate, and can be connected via RS232, TTL, or USB.

Digital Compass  features RS232 and USB connectivity.

Digital Compass features RS232 and USB connectivity.

OceanServer Technology, Inc.    Fall River, MA 02723
Jun 19, 2007 Solid state OS3000 Digital Compass is 3-axis, 1.4 x 1.8 in. PCB that includes ASCII interface and 24-bit A/D converter with digital filters. Accurate to 1° azimuth, with 0.1° resolution, tilt-compensation up to ±60°, and 0.1° resolution for roll and pitch, compass components have 50,000 G shock rating. RoHS-compliant device provides programmable update rate from 0.1-20 Hz and hard-iron calibration, and can be embedded into another device.

Logging Compass uses all solid state components.

Logging Compass uses all solid state components.

Advanced Orientation Systems Inc.    Linden, NJ 07036
Jun 18, 2007 Measuring 1.5 x 2.0 x 0.5 in., EZ-COMPASS-3AL incorporates 3-axis magnetometer with tilt and temperature compensation and onboard rewritable memory that allows independent storage of up to 20,000 readings, transferable to PC. Unit generates heading, pitch, roll, magnetic field, and temperature over RS232 or RS422 ports. Offered in vertical and horizontal versions, compass measures tilt angles up to ±90 arc-deg and fits 0.9 in. dia openings.

GPS Compass determines heading and position.

Hemisphere GPS    Alberta T2G 3C4  Canada
May 03, 2007 Supporting 2 separate remote antenna inputs, Crescent VS100 computes and outputs heading and either pitch or roll angles. Heading is determined with up to 0.1° accuracy, and positioning is accurate to within 60 cm. Even if differential signal is lost, included COAST(TM) technology maintains sub-meter positioning for 40 min or more. In similar fashion, integrated gyro maintains heading for up to 3 min after loss of GPS signals. Options include SBAS, e-Dif, and radio beacon (VS110 model).

Digital Compass suits limited-space OEM applications.

OceanServer Technology, Inc.    Fall River, MA 02723
Jan 25, 2007 Featuring MEMS accelerometer for horizontal 3-axis positioning, with tilt compensation up to ±60°, OS1000 Digital Compass is 1 in.² PCB with RS232 connector that can be embedded into another device to provide precise heading, roll, and pitch data. Solid-state device is accurate to ±1° at level heading and offers ±0.1° max resolution. Operating on 3.5-18 Vdc power, unit provides 0.01-20 Hz continuous update rate and has ASCII interface with hard-iron calibration.

Compass Module meets SAE J1455 and J1113 requirements.

AMETEK Dixson    Grand Junction, CO 81503 1900
Jan 02, 2007 Suited for commercial, heavy-duty, and construction vehicles, Data Bus Compass Module features 2-axis magnetic sensor that converts data to 360° value broadcast over SAE J1587/J1708 vehicle data bus. It contains 6-pin, self-locking, Packard Metri-Pack® connector in environmentally sealed polymer package. Built-in calibration routine compensates for local magnetic field distortions and accepts declination angle input to provide true geographic north heading.

Accelerometers and Compass Modules facilitate navigation.

Accelerometers and Compass Modules facilitate navigation.

Servoflo Corp.    Lexington, MA 02421
Oct 19, 2006 Featuring 5.5 x 5.5 by 1.5 mm combined one-chip design, AMI 501 G2 motion sensor detects geomagnetism and gravity. AMI 201 and 302 are 2- and 3-axis electronic compass modules, respectively, that measure 3.1 x 3.4 x 0.8 mm and 3.15 x 4.0 x 1.45 mm. With its own embedded microcomputers, AMI 601 3-axis magnetic sensor and 3-axis acceleration sensor aids in measuring 3D attitude in all directions. All models are supplied with 3 Vdc power.

Gyro Electronic Compass suits autopilot applications.

Maretron    Phoenix, AZ 85021
Feb 28, 2005 Solid-state Model SSC200 is factory calibrated to deliver precise heading information 10 times/sec and vessel attitude readings, including pitch and roll once per sec. It provides better than 1° roll and pitch accuracy in static conditions and, by using stabilization algorithms, delivers accurate, stable readings during hard turns and rough seas.

Logging Compass Probe transmits tilt measurements.

Logging Compass Probe transmits tilt measurements.

Advanced Orientation Systems Inc.    Linden, NJ 07036
Dec 12, 2002 EZ-COMPASS-PROBE offers 3 axes and tilt and temperature compensation. Magnetometer compass measures 8.3 in. and has 1.25 in. diameter. Waterproof probe transmits heading, pitch, roll, magnetic field, and temperature over RS232 or RS422 ports. Compass measures tilt angles up to ±75 arc-deg and includes hard and soft iron calibrations. Applications include directional rock drilling, antenna monitoring, logging, and bore hole profiling.




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