The LORD Sensing 3DM-CX5 family of high-performance, industrial-grade, board-level inertial sensors provides a wide range of triaxial inertial measurements and computed attitude and navigation solutions.

In all models, the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) includes direct measurement of acceleration and angular rate, and are fully temperature-compensated and calibrated over the operating temperature. The use of Micro- Electro- Mechanical System (MEMS) technology allows for highly accurate, small, lightweight devices.

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.

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Where to Buy?
U.S. International OEM

Best in Class Performance

  • Fully calibrated, temperature-compensated, and mathematically-aligned to an orthogonal coordinate system for highly accurate outputs
  • Bias tracking, error estimation, threshold flags, and adaptive noise modeling allow for fine tuning to conditions in each application
  • High-performance, low-drift gyros with noise density of 0.005°/sec/√Hz and VRE of 0.001°/s/g2RMS
  • Accelerometer noise as low as 25 ug/√Hz
  • Triaxial accelerometer, gyroscope, temperature sensors achieve the optimal combination of measurement qualities
  • Dual on-board processors run a new Auto-Adaptive Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) for outstanding dynamic pitch and roll.
  • Smallest, lightest, highest performance VR in its class

Ease of Use

  • User-defined sensor-to-vehicle frame transformation
  • Easy integration via comprehensive and fully backwardscompatible communication protocol
  • Robust, forward compatible MIP packet protocol

Cost Effective

  • Out-of-the box solution reduces development time
  • Volume discounts



Integrated sensors

Triaxial accelerometer, triaxial gyroscope, and temperature sensors

Data outputs

Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) outputs: acceleration, angular rate, delta theta, delta velocity


Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) Sensor Outputs




Measurement range

±8 g (standard)
±2 g, ±4 g
, ±20 g, ±40 g (optional)

300°/sec (standard)

±75, ±150, ±900°

/sec (optional)


±0.02% fs

±0.02% fs


g   (+/- 8 g)


Bias instability

±0.04 mg


Initial bias error

±0.002 g


Scale factor stability



Noise density

25 µg/√Hz (2 g)

0.005°/sec/√Hz (300°/sec)

Alignment error




225 Hz

500 Hz

Offset error over

0.06% (typ)

0.04% (typ)

Gain error over temperature

0.03% (typ)

0.03% (typ)

Vibration induced noise


0.072°/s RMS/g RMS

Vibration rectification error (VRE)


0.001°/s/g2 RMS

IMU filtering

Digital sigma-delta wide band anti-aliasing filter to digital averaging filter (user adjustable) scaled into physical units.

Sampling rate

1 kHz

4 kHz

IMU data output rate

1 Hz to 1000 Hz

Operating Parameters


TTL serial (3.0 V dc, 9,600 bps to 921,600 bps, default 115,200)

Power source

+3.2 to 5.2 V dc

Power consumption

300 mW (typ)

500 mW (typ)

Operating temperature

-40 °C to +85 °C

Mechanical shock limit

500 g (calibration unaffected)
1000 g (bias may change), 5000 g (survivability)



Physical Specifications


38 mm x 24 mm x 9.7 mm


11 grams

Enclosure material


Regulatory compliance




Data/power output: micro-DB9Samtec FTSH Series


MIP Monitor, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 compatible


Protocol compatibility across 3DM®-GX3, GX4, RQ1, GQ4, GX5 and CV5 product families

Software development kit (SDK)

MIP data communications protocol with sample code available (OS and platform independent)

Product Video Tutorials

Visit our YouTube channel to view the full Sensing Tutorials playlist HERE.

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