Compasses

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

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

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

Test & Measuring Instruments, Communication Systems & Equipment

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

Test & Measuring Instruments, Electronic Components & Devices

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

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

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

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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