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Electronic Compass Packs High Performance Into Little Space

In a 6” square through-hole package weighing 1g, the OS4000-T Nano Compass features three-axis magnetic sensors with three-axis accelerometers and specifies a nominal accuracy of 0.5?, a 0.1? resolution, ±180? roll, ±90? tilt, and includes electronically-gimbaled tilt compensation. Communication is via a TTL interface for a wide range of applications. Available with a carrier board, serial and USB drivers, evaluation software, and schematics, the module includes an ASCII interface, hard- and soft-iron calibration, and user-configurable data formatting. Other features include up to a 40-Hz data update rate, a 50 MIPS processor supporting IEEE floating-point math, 24-bit a/d converter, and a programmable communication rate from 4.8 to 115 kb/s. Single-unit pricing for an OS4000-T Nano Compass is $249 and developer kits are $399 each. OCEAN-SERVER TECHNOLOGY INC., Fall River, MA. (508) 678-0550.


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