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LORD Corporation Expands Embedded Inertial Sensors Portfolio with Lower Cost Option

Popular GX5 Sensor Line Expands with New OEM Models at Lower Price

CARY, N.C. – LORD Sensing, MicroStrain — a global leader in sensing systems — has expanded their GX5 portfolio to offer a lower cost option, providing customers with flexibility based on needed features.  
The 3DM®-CX5 inertial sensor fills a gap in the GX5 and the board mountable OEM CV5 package. Already successfully deployed on UAV and ground robots, intended applications include robotics and drones; platform stabilization and antenna pointing; as well as off-highway, marine and military vehicles. The compact, state-of-the art inertial sensors utilize LORD Corporation’s proven fifth generation high-performance industrial grade solid-state MEMS accelerometer and gyro inertial sensor technology.
According to Chris Arnold, LORD Sensing Product Manager, customers are increasingly looking for better attitude, heading and positioning accuracy under dynamic conditions for lower cost.  
“This new model gives customers the flexibility to easily move between models based on price and performance requirements, selecting the features they need, while not paying for the ones they don’t,” said Arnold. “Customers benefit from the proven GX5 performance at an OEM price.” 3DM-CX5
With compact chassis or board mount option for embedded application, the CV5 and CX5 are interchangeable with the same mounting footprint and communication protocol. Each sensor is fully calibrated and temperature compensated. Models offer: 
  • Low-cost, compact size and full 360-degree measurement range about all axes;
  • Full accuracy over the entire operational temperature range of -40°C to 85°C; and,
  • Auto-Adaptive Extended Kalman Filter for optimal dynamic accuracy and on-vehicle performance.

For more information, contact us or visit www.microstrain.com/inertial/sensors.