Inertial Sensors Put The Bite On Cost Concerns

Targeting industrial off-highway, agriculture, mining, and construction markets, LORD Sensing MicroStrain expands and completes its 3DM-GX5 family of inertial sensors. Promoted as cost-saving sensors, additions to the family are the 3DM-GX5-10 Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and the 3DM-GX5-35 Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) with GNSS. They offer cost saving options for applications that do not require on-board Extended Kalman Filters (EKF) while relying on the same industrial-grade MEMS technology as other members of the GX5 family.


  • The 3DM-GX5-10 IMU includes direct measurement of acceleration and angular rate. The sensor integrates easily via a comprehensive and fully backwards-compatible communication protocol as well as a forward-compatible MIP packet protocol. Also, it is fully temperature-compensated and calibrated over its operating temperature.
  • The 3DM-GX5-35 AHRS with GNSS also offers easy integration via a comprehensive and fully backwards-compatible communication protocol. It combines direct measurement of acceleration and angular rate along with a multi-constellation state-of-the-art broadband GNSS receiver. Static roll-pitch-yaw computations from a simple complementary filter are available as reference outputs.

Both sensors are fully temperature-compensated and calibrated over the operating temperature. This product offers an economical combination of AHRS with GNSS for use in applications where users require a reference or use their own Kalman Filters. The LORD Sensing MIP Monitor software can be used for device configuration, live data monitoring and recording. Alternatively the MIP Data Communications Protocol is available for development of custom interfaces and easy OEM integration.


For more details and specs, checkout the datasheets for the 3DM-GX5-10 IMU and 3DM-GX5-35 AHRS with GNSS.


LORD MicroStrain Sensing Systems

Williston, VT



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