Author : admin | Wednesday, 16 January 2019
This article is originally posted on roboticstomorrow.com
ACEINNA's OpenIMU option consists of three key parts.
First is a family of Inertial Measurement Units consisting of three high-accuracy accelerometers, three high-accuracy gyros, and a powerful ARM Coretex. Zoom in on OpenIMU and OpenIMU CAN. Second is an OpenSource tool chain and referral code for coding the IMU. It is composed of everything from basic download and debug to reference implementations of loosely-coupled GPS/INS. Third is a full Developer Site and tools with charting, graphing and even algorithm simulation.
"OpenIMU enables advanced, easy-to-deploy localization and navigation algorithm solutions for a portion of the time and cost of regular methods. OpenIMU's combination of open-source software and low-cost hardware enables rapid development of advanced solutions for drones, robotics, and autonomous applications," explains Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA. "OpenIMUTM is a first of its kind, professionally supported, open-source GPS/GNSS-aided inertial navigation software stack for low-cost precise navigation applications."
The OpenIMU Development hardware development kit includes JTAG-pod, precision mount fixture, EVB, and an OpenIMU300 module. The OpenIMU module features ACEINNA's 5 deg/Hr, 9-Axis gyro, accelerometer, and magnetometer sensor selection with an onboard 180MHz ARM Coretex floating-point CPU. The IMU is delivered in a small (24x37x9.5mm), comfortable to integrate module that operates from 2.7-5.5VDC.