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Software Release 1.11.2 - 27 Feb 2024




The IMX-5™ is a 10-DOF sensor module consisting of a tactical grade Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), magnetometer, and barometer. Output includes angular rate, linear acceleration, magnetic vector, and barometric pressure and altitude. IMU calibration consists of bias, scale factor, cross-axis alignment, and temperature compensation. The IMX-5 includes Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) sensor fusion to estimate roll, pitch, and heading. Adding GNSS input to the IMX-5 enables onboard Inertial Navigation System (INS) sensor fusion for roll, pitch, heading, velocity, and position.

The RUG-3-IMX-5™ series adds a rugged aluminum enclosure and RS232, RS485, and CAN bus to the IMX-5.

The RUG-3-IMX-5-RTK™ includes a multi-frequency GNSS receiver with RTK precision position enabling INS sensor fusion for roll, pitch, heading, velocity, and position.

The RUG-3-IMX-5-Dual™ includes two multi-frequency GNSS receivers with RTK precision position and dual GNSS heading/compass.

The Inertial Sense SDK is an open-source software development kit for quick integration to configure and communicate with Inertial Sense products. The SDK includes data logger, math libraries, and interface for Linux, Windows, and embedded platforms.


  • Tactical Grade IMU
    • Gyro: 1.5 °/hr Bias Instability, 0.16 °/√hr ARW
    • Accel: 19 µg Bias Instability, 0.02 m/s/√hr VRW
  • 0.04° Dynamic Roll/Pitch
  • 0.13° Dynamic Heading
  • Surface Mount Reflowable (PCB Module)
  • Up to 1KHz IMU Output Data Rate
  • Small Form Factor: 15.6 x 12.5 x 2.9 mm
  • Light Weight: 0.8 g
  • Low power consumption: <110mW
  • External GNSS Support (Multi-Band)
  • Attitude (Roll, Pitch, Yaw, Quaternions), Velocity, and Position UTC Time Synchronized
  • Triple Redundant IMUs Calibrated for Bias, Scale Factor, Cross-axis Alignment, and G-sensitivity
  • -40°C to 85°C Sensor Temperature Calibration
  • Binary and NMEA Protocol
  • Barometric Pressure and Humidity
  • Strobe In/Out Data Sync (Camera Shutter Event)
  • Fast Integration with SDK and Example Software


IMX Module EVB-2 Rugged
USB Yes Yes Yes
TTL/UART Yes Yes Yes
RS232/RS422/RS485 No Yes Yes
CAN Yes Yes Yes
SPI Yes Yes Yes
Integrated XBee Radio (RTK) No Yes (Option) No
WiFi/BTLE No Yes No
GPS Antenna Ports (Dual=Compassing) No Dual (Option) Dual (Option)


  • Drone Navigation
  • Unmanned Vehicle Payloads
  • Stabilized Platforms
  • Antenna and Camera Pointing
  • First Responder and Personnel Tracking
  • Pedestrian and Auto Outdoor / Indoor Navigation
  • Health, Fitness, and Sport Monitors
  • Hand-held Devices
  • Robotics and Ground Vehicles
  • Maritime


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