Test & Measuring Instruments, Transportation Industry Products

OEM GPS-Compass negates magnetic interference issues.

March 7, 2016

Unaffected by magnetic disturbances as well as changes to magnetic environment, VN-360 provides accurate, True North heading solution for systems integrators seeking alternative to magnetic-based sensors. This miniature heading and position sensor incorporates 2 onboard GNSS receivers and calculates relative position between its 2 GNSS antennas. With separation distance from ­­ few centimeters to several meters, solution supports various GNSS antennas that can be mounted on host platform. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Compass provides constant heading updates along 9 axes.

February 16, 2016

Measuring 4.69 in. across and 1.42 in. tall, Precision-9 Compass delivers heading and rate-of-turn information to Simrad autopilot, radar, and navigational systems over NMEA 2000® connection. Solid-state sensor array measures motion on 9 separate axes, and respective accuracies for heading and pitch and roll range are ±2°and ±45°. Adjustable mounting bracket lets unit be installed on any vessel and in almost any location. One cable, carrying power and data, facilitates installation. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

GNSS Compass Smart Antenna is RTK-capable.

April 23, 2015

Designed for professional marine and marine survey markets, Vector V320 supports multi-frequency GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou. All-in-one smart antenna is capable of both RTK-level positioning accuracy and better than 0.2° heading accuracy. Sealed for harsh environments, rugged IP69K-rated housing incorporates fixed and pole mounting capability. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Transportation Industry Products

GPS Compass offers better than 2° heading accuracy.

December 26, 2014

Integrating 2 GPS antennas, multi-axis gyro, and tilt sensor, Vector V104 is based on patented Crescent® Vector™ technology, which provides code phase management and multipath mitigation. Dual antennas provide heading and position data, while gyro and tilt sensor deliver backup heading information if GPS-based heading is ever lost. Offering choice of serial or NMEA2000 communications, Vector V104 is suited for marine, GIS Mapping, and machine control markets. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Integrated eCompass with Soft Gyro enhances smart devices.

October 21, 2014

Respectively supplied in 2 x 1 x 1.1 mm and 3 x 3 x 1.0 mm LGA packages, dc213 and dc312 single-chip eCompass solutions combine 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis magnetometer. Products, which feature I²C interface and dedicated programmable interrupt, provide 9 DoF (Degree of Freedom) with soft gyroscope with MiraMEMS Xmotion™ software enabled. Pin-to-pin compatible with g-sensor series, eCompass solutions enhance smartphone and wearable device functionality. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

Smart Antenna and Compasses offer GLONASS compatibility.

July 31, 2014

Compliant with IMO requirements, Simrad MX521B Smart Antenna features built-in beacon demodulator, providing real-time corrections for positioning accuracy better than 1 m when in range of beacon station. In standard GNSS mode, unit provides better than 3 m accuracy. Featuring integrated gyro and tilt sensors, Simrad MX575D Compass delivers heading and DGNSS position accuracy within 0.5 ° and sub-meter, respectively, while HS80A Compass can use SBAS corrections to achieve DGNSS accuracy. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

Anritsu Company Introduces Accessories for InterferenceHunter(TM) to Simplify Locating Network Interference in the Field

December 18, 2013

New Bandpass Filters and Directional Antenna Aid Field Engineers and Technicians Find Causes of Interference to Maintain Network Quality MORGAN HILL, Calif. – Anritsu Company introduces five bandpass filters and a directional antenna for its MA2700A Handheld InterferenceHunter to aid field technicians responsible for wireless network performance easily locate causes of network... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

Electronic Compass targets battery-driven mobile devices.

January 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. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Digital Compass uses magnetic field measurement principle.

November 3, 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. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Direction Finder Processor features dual radio design.

July 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. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Combined Compass/Gyroscope/Accelerometer is self-calibrating.

June 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. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

MEMS Digital Compass Module combines motion, magnetic sensing.

January 8, 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. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Luminescent Compasses are available in 25 mm size.

April 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. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Compass features electronically gimbaled tilt compensation.

November 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. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Transportation Industry Products

GPS Compass Board handles wide range of applications.

August 1, 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. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Digital Compasses are compact and tilt-compensated.

April 8, 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. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Digital Compass features RS232 and USB connectivity.

June 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. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Logging Compass uses all solid state components.

June 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. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Transportation Industry Products

GPS Compass determines heading and position.

May 3, 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). Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Digital Compass suits limited-space OEM applications.

January 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. Read More