InvenSense MPU-6000


I think it's perfect!



- Tri-axis gyroscope and tri-axis accelerometer in one package

- Programmable scale ranges:

    - Gyro: ±250, ±500, ±1000, and ±2000°/s

    - Accelerometer: ±2g, ±4g, ±8g and ±16g

- Output: rotation matrix, quaternion, Euler Angle, or raw data format

- Digital Motion Procssing (DMP)

- 16 bits DACs

- Sample rate at least 1 kHz

- Digital temperature sensor

- 400kHz FastMode I2C or SPI

- Support for external I2C magnetometer

- No need for calibration

- Support for programmable interrupts

- Price: $15 (1-99)   Farnell: 43,33 € (1-9)

- Size: 4 x 4 x 0.9 mm

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  • This owns.  I must admit I've been eagerly waiting for it, and not-so-eagerly awaiting a stupidly overpriced sparkfun breakout board :P


    Does the motion processing have filters running ?

  • @Thomas

    how about the ubiquitous HMC5843?


    I am impressed how much ArduPilot team is involved in the industry!

  • Developer

    That link is just for a pre-order....  InvenSense got a little ahead of themselves when they announced this a few months ago.


    Ryan Beall and I have been working with Patrick Henry from InvenSense to get some good hooks built into the firmware so that this will work well in an APM oilpan ;)

  • It will be interesting to see how well the fusion stuff works, hopefully someone will do some sophisticated benchmarks before I get the hardware finished! Now I need to find a decent cheapo magnetometer which hooks up easily with the IMU-6000 - anyone have any suggestions?
  • This nice SoC was announced some time ago, but looks like it's finally on the market.

    A bit pricey on Farnell (even compared to its MSRP) but no doubt the chip count and board area saving are huge.


    I would like to see an APM+Oilpan fusion into a single board using this chip (and cheaper than curren combination).

    Something like ATmega256, IMU-6000, 3ax magneto and a few more things ina single board.


    On the other hand, how about its fusion algorithm? How good is it? It means that it would strip down the calculs work to the ATmega?

  • Finally! it is available to purchase from Farnell: IMU-6000. Been waiting for this for a while now..

    I've been designing an integrated radio/imu/autopilot around the ITG-3200 and LSM303 but I think I'll use this instead

  • This is pretty cool based on the specs.  Whats the physical dimensions though?
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