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Epson launches its new M-G370PDG inertial measurement unit


Seiko Epson Corporation has expanded its inertial measurement unit (IMU) lineup with the development of the M-G370PDG (“M-G370G”), an IMU equipped with a high-performance, six degrees of freedom sensor. The M-G370G entered volume production in July 2023.

First launched in 2011, Epson’s IMUs have been used in an array of customer applications, from precision agriculture (GNSS2) and industrial drones to camera and antenna platform vibration control and stabilization, earning an excellent reputation for outstanding performance and quality. Epson has a full range of IMUs, from basic models to high-spec models. All are based on a platform that measures about one inch along the sides, the standard form factor for IMUs.

As with the standard and basic models, the high-spec M-G370G allows users to select an accelerometer output range of either ±8G or ±16G and offers 0.05% non-linearity3 of the full-scale range of the gyroscopic sensor. These features enable the new IMU to accurately measure all types of motion, from slow to fast.

By expanding and enhancing its lineup of small, lightweight, low-power, one-inch platform products, Epson is giving customers more options, allowing them to choose a product that has the best functions and performance for their needs and applications.

Given the social and technological changes that are underway, Epson believes that the need for precision sensors that can visualize information will only expand going forward. Epson will continue to leverage its philosophy of efficient, compact, and precise innovation to provide small, lightweight, low-power sensing systems that offer outstanding precision and stability to significantly contribute to its customers’ products and services.

Product Features

  • One-inch platform (24 x 24 x 10 mm3)
  • Downward compatible with the M-G330 and M-G366, M-G370, M-G370S, sharply reducing customer development costs and evaluation time
  • User selectable accelerometer output range at ±8G or ±16G
  • Gyroscopic sensor non-linearity is 0.05% for the sensor’s full scale range
  • Low current consumption: 16 mA

Product Applications

  • Vibration damping for cameras, antennas, etc.
  • Unmanned vehicles (industrial drones, terrestrial vehicles, sea probes, etc.)
  • Vibration, angle, trajectory measurement of industrial equipment, etc.
  • Navigation systems (GNSS, INS4, high-precision locators), etc.

For more information, please visit http://www.epson-electronics.de.