News: VELOX™ High Speed Processing

High Speed Outputs Expand MEMS Options for Inertial Measurement Units, INS/GPS and Gyroscopes.

APRIL 25, 2019

With output speeds reaching 10 kHz and message timing as low as 185 μsec, Gladiator Technologies’ MEMS IMUs with VELOX™ Processing are the clear choice for inertial engineers requiring high performance at an affordable price.


VELOX™ Processing technology employs advanced rapid sampling and signal processing techniques to output data at high speed with minimal phase lag. VELOX™ enables system designers to replace legacy analog Inertial Systems and Rate Sensors with affordable, high speed digital inertial systems and sensors.


VELOX™ Processing encompasses our unique high speed, low latency technology and creates technical advantages for system designers, especially those focused on stabilization,” commented Eric Yates, Business Development Manager at Gladiator Technologies.

All Gladiator Technologies SX Series digital IMUs, Gyroscopes and INS/GPS products incorporate VELOX™ Processing with a range of high-speed outputs depending on the model selected. Because high output speeds require external sync inputs for system coordination, the SX Series product design includes dedicated external sync connector pins and product firmware which allows customers to select the output speed and baud rate best suited to the application.


  • Data Outputs up to 10 kHz
  • Message Timing as low as 185µsec
  • Minimal Phase Lag
  • Up to 6 Mbaud
  • Up to 350 Hz Bandwidth


“Customer interest in high speed output and near analog response encouraged us to consider non-traditional processing methods,” stated Lee Dunbar, Gladiator Technologies’ Chief Software Architect and holder of 11 patents. “The result of this effort is VELOX™ Processing for applications requiring real-time, high resolution inertial data.”


Gladiator Technologies will be exhibiting at AUVSI Xponential in Chicago, April 29-May 2 and Sea-Air-Space in National Harbor May 6-8.  IMU, INS/GPS, and sensor product details are available on the Gladiator Technologies website, https://f11.7cd.myftpupload.com/products. Sales and technical inquiries may be made through the contact page on the website https://f11.7cd.myftpupload.com/contact  or through one of the international support representatives also listed on the site at https://f11.7cd.myftpupload.com/international-customers.

Gladiator Technologies Pushes MEMS Performance with High Speed LandMark 60 IMU

LandMarkTM 60 IMU offers 5kHz data rates and low noise sensors with easy to configure options for application customization.

Published on September 26, 2018

Snoqualmie, WA; September 26, 2018 – GLADIATOR TECHNOLOGIES is pleased to introduce its highest performance IMU, the LandMarkTM 60.  Designed for precision stabilization, flight control and complex motion, the LandMarkTM 60 IMU offers the accuracy and speed to replace legacy analog technologies and a price point that enables new cost-effective inertial measurement solutions.

The LandMarkTM 60 IMU features low noise gyros, 0.0016°/sec/√Hz, low noise accels, 0.05mg/√Hz and up to 6kHz data rate with external sync. Gladiator Technologies uses proprietary methods to ensure performance repeatability and to minimize sensor bias and scale factor errors over a full temperature range.  The unit itself is small and lightweight, drawing less than 500mW in typical applications.

“We’ve packed an incredible amount of performance into our all new LandMarkTM 60 IMUs,” commented Len McNally, Gladiator Technologies’ Vice President of Business Development.  “Specifically, the LandMarkTM 60 offers very low noise output with very high-speed processing and data rate in an environmentally robust package.”

The LandMarkTM 60 IMU draws upon Gladiator Technologies’ SX-series architecture, which extends sensor fusion technologies into high speed applications with industry leading message latency less than 200 µsec. The output offers minimal phase lag like an analog sensor by virtually eliminating typical signal processing and digital conversion overheads.

“The hallmark signature of our new SX Series inertial family is industry leading low sensor noise coupled with our new digital electronics architecture, which offers extremely fast data rates and reduced latency. The LandMarkTM 60 IMU offers the very best in these technologies,” stated Mark Chamberlain, CEO.

The LandMarkTM 60 IMU provides a standard RS422/RS485 digital output as well as a CAN bus output option.  External sync input, bit rate, output message rate and baud rate are all selectable via the Gladiator Technologies Software Development Kit (SDK) or by easy-to-use software protocols.  Product details are available on the Gladiator Technologies website, www.gladiatortechnologies.com.  Sales inquiries may be made through the contact page on the website (https://f11.7cd.myftpupload.com/contact/) or through one of the international support representatives listed on the site.

About GLADIATOR TECHNOLOGIES:

GLADIATOR TECHNOLOGIES designs, manufactures and supports low-noise, high performance MEMS-based inertial measurement systems and sensors for aerial, land and marine applications.  Design and manufacturing is performed on site and is certified to AS9100D.

G300D MEMS Rate Package Offers Compelling Benefits for New and Retrofit Applications

Low Noise, High Speed Data Output Three-Axis Gyro Available for Demanding Optical Image Stabilization Applications

GLADIATOR TECHNOLOGIES has introduced a three-axis, inertial rate system, the G300D gyro.  With small size, low power and high speed, the G300D gyro is particularly well-suited for image stabilization applications.

The G300D is just .67 cubic inches, boasts message timing under 150 microseconds and output data rates up to 8kHz with external sync. This feature packed MEMS Gyro has an extremely low ARW of <0.0028°/sec/√Hz and an option for both 24 and 32-Bit LSB for exceptional resolution. Users can configure the G300D to their desired configuration using a Software Development Kit or through software protocols – all designed to simplify the integration process.

The G300D Digital Triax Gyroscope

“The G300D, with a 250Hz bandwidth, allows user to replace more complicated and expensive gyros for image stabilization applications.  The three-axis package is also convenient for mounting in any orientation for tight space requirements,” commented Rand Hulsing, Chief Scientist at Gladiator Technologies.

“The G300D product is a good example of our SX-series architecture, which has enabled Gladiator to extend our sensor fusion technologies into high speed applications with message latency under 150 usec,” added Lee Dunbar, Chief Software Architect at Gladiator Technologies.  “This output offers minimal phase lag like an analog sensor by virtually eliminating typical signal processing and digital conversion overheads.”

The G300D gyro is non-ITAR.  Further product details are available on the Gladiator Technologies website.  Sales inquiries may be made through the contact page on the website (https://f11.7cd.myftpupload.com/contact/) or through one of the international support representatives also listed on the site.

 

2018 Upcoming Shows and Events

 

 

IEEE ION PLANS – Monterey, CA
April 23-26

Sponsored by the Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society (AESS), and the Institute of Navigation (ION), PLANS is an in-depth technical conference for navigation technology – like the LandMark60 INS/GPS.

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AUVSI XPONENTIAL – Denver
April 30- May 3
Booth #425 – Map

XPONENTIAL is the place to be for Unmanned Systems. We’ll be there with our SX Series of Inertial Systems, proven in demanding flight control, navigation, platform and image stabilization applications in VTOL, Fixed Wing, USV, UUV’s and UGV’s.

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OTC – Houston
April 30 – May 3
Booth #6249 – Map

Come by and see the DIGS™100 Inertial Guidance System, our new AHRS designed specifically for downhole orientation and directional guidance applications. It is ideal for directional drilling in support of utilities i.e. power lines, telecom or in vertical wells.

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A300D Document Download

Document package includes; User Guide, Outline Drawing, STEP file, and Sample Test Data in a .ZIP folder will download automatically.

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