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OceanServer integrates digital compass with GPS to provide heading

Posted on 09.08.2011 - 10:00 UTC in PRODUCT NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links

OceanServer integrates digital compass with GPS to provide headingA line of compact and highly accurate 3-axis positioning sensors for a variety of OEM applications including antennas, night vision systems, robotics, satellites, sonar, solar panels, and weather instrumentation is available from OceanServer Technology, Inc. of Fall River, Massachusetts.


OceanServer Electronic Compasses are offered in a 0.6" sq. embedded and a 1" sq. full-board version that auto-detects either USB or RS232 connections and a TTL interface. Suitable for integration with GPS to provide heading information, they provide 0.5 degrees nominal accuracy, 0.1 resolution, ±180 degree roll, ±90 degree tilt, and electronically gimbaled tilt compensation.

Incorporating 3-Axis magnetic sensors with 3-Axis accelerometers, standard features of OceanServer Electronic Compasses include hard- and soft-iron calibration, a 50 MIPS processor that supports IEEE floating point math, a 24 bit A/D converter, programmable baud rates from 4,800 to 115,000 baud, and Windows compatible software for evaluation and testing.

OceanServer Electronic Compasses are priced from $99.00 to $299.00 ea., depending upon configuration and quantity; including reference software.

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