Open Source IMU Development Kit Launches Drones, Robots, AVs

ACEINNA has introduced what it’s calling the first open-source Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) development kit for drones, robots, and AVs. OpenIMU embarks as a first of its kind, professionally supported, open-source GPS/GNSS-aided inertial navigation software stack for low-cost precise navigation applications,

OpenIMU enables advanced, easy-to-deploy localization and navigation algorithm solutions for a fraction of the time and cost of traditional methods.  OpenIMU's combination of open-source software and low-cost hardware enables rapid development of advanced solutions for drones, robotics, and autonomous applications.

 

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OpenIMU's extensible software-infrastructure provides all the code needed for algorithm development. The freely downloadable stack includes:

  • FreeRTOS-based data collection and sampling engine
  • Performance-tuned, real-time, navigation-grade GPS/INS Kalman Filter library
  • Free IDE/compiler tool chain based on Visual Studio Code
  • JTAG debugging for debugging code loaded on IMU
  • Data logging, graphing, Allen Variance plots, and maps,
  • Extensive documentation
  • Robust simulation environment with advanced sensor error models

 

The OpenIMU Development hardware development kit includes JTAG-pod, precision mount fixture, EVB, and an OpenIMU300 module.  The OpenIMU module features ACEINNA’s 5 °/Hr, nine-axis gyro, accelerometer, and magnetometer sensor suite with an onboard 180MHz ARM Coretex floating-point CPU.   The IMU is delivered in a small (24 mm x 37 mm x 9.5 mm), easy to integrate module that operates from 2.7 to 5.5 Vdc. 

 

The OpenIMU Development hardware development kit includes JTAG-pod, precision mount fixture, EVB, and an OpenIMU300 module.  The OpenIMU module features ACEINNA’s 5 °/Hr, 9-Axis gyro, accelerometer, and magnetometer sensor suite with an onboard 180MHz ARM Coretex floating-point CPU.   The IMU is delivered in a small (24x37x9.5mm), easy to integrate module that operates from 2.7-5.5VDC. For more insights, peruse the OpenIMU300 datasheet.

 

To install OpenIMU stack now, follow the directions on the developers’ page.  Several ready to install free GPS/INS and IMU applications are available in ACEINNA’s Navigation app store.

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