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VectorNav VN-100 Rugged

The ”VN-100 Rugged”-sensor is from the company: VectorNav, all the text is copied from this page.


VN-100 InformationApplication Notes
VN-100 Product Brief (4.14 MB)Tuning the performance of the VN-100 (AN001) (621 KB)
VN-100 User Manual (2.62 MB)Quaternion Math (AN002) (835 KB)
VN-100/200 Development Board User Manual (543KB)Filter Dynamic Disturbance Tuning (AN005) (462 KB)
VN-100 Development Kit Quick Start Guide
- Does not exist
Hard and Soft Iron Calibration (AN0012) (493 KB)
Embedded Firmware Library
Embedded Firmware Library User Manual (1.21 MB)


Sensor ExplorerVectorNav C/C++ Library
Compatible with Windows XP, Vista & 7The VectorNav C/C++ Library allows access from within C or C++ development environments. The included examples illustrate how to use the Library within a Windows and Linux environment.
Sensor Explorer.exe - remenber to check for updatesv0.1.7 VectorNav C/C++ (0.24 MB)
VectorNav .NET Library VectorNav Embedded Firmware Library
Our .NET Library provides a convenient interface to our sensors in any .NET environment, including C# and Visual Basic. The Library requires the .NET 2.0 Framework.If you are interfacing with the VN-100 using a microcontroller or other embedded processor, download our VectorNav Embedded Firmware Library to speed up your development time. The Library is written in ANSI C, making it compatible with many embedded development environments.
v0.2.1 VectorNav .NET (0.95 MB) v1.0 VectorNav Embedded Firmware (2.90 MB)
MATLAB Development Library
We have developed a suite of MATLAB functions that allows you to quickly and easily perform many operations on the VN-100 and VN-200 from within the MATLAB environment. Here are a few of the capabilities of this MATLAB software Library:
Read and write to any register
Automatic checksum calculation
Hard Soft Iron compensation script
Matlab VN-100 / VN-200 (1.23 MB)


Attitude & Heading
Range: Heading, Roll:±180 °
Range: Pitch:±90 °
Static Accuracy (heading):2.0 °
Static Accuracy (pitch/roll):0.5 °
Angular Resolution: 0.05 °
Repeatability: 0.2 °
Maximum Output Rate:200 Hz
Output Modes (Combinations of):
- Euler Angles (Yaw, Pitch, Roll)
- Quaternion
- Rotation Matrix
- Acceleration, Angular Rate, Magnetic Field and Pressure
- Extended Kalman Filter (EKF)
- Adjustable tuning parameters for improved immunity to magnetic and dynamic disturbances
- Active Disturbance Rejection
- Automatic or User Selectable Tuning
- Adaptive Signal Processing
Operating Temp: -40°C to 85°C
Storage Temp: -40°C to 85°C
IMU - PressureIMU - Angular Rate
Range:10 to 1200 mbarRange - Standard: ±500 °/s
Resolution: 0.042 mbarRange - Extended*: ±2000 °/s
Accuracy: ±1.5 mbarLinearity: 0.1 % FS
Error Band: ±2.5 mbarNoise Density: 0.005 °/s /√Hz
Bandwidth:200 HzBandwidth: 256 Hz
Alignment Error: ±0.05 °
IMU - AccelerationIMU - Magnetic
Range - Standard: ±8 gRange - Standard: ±2.5 Gauss
Range - Extended*: ±16 gRange - Extended*: ±8 Gauss
Linearity: 0.5 % FSLinearity: 0.1 % FS
Noise Density: 400 mg/√HzNoise Density: 140 µGauss/√Hz
Bandwidth: 260 HzBandwidth: 200 Hz
Alignment Error: ±0.05 °Alignment Error: ±0.05 °
*Contact VectorNav for pricing and availability of extended range versions.
Input Voltage (Rugged):? V to ? V
Input Voltage (SMD* & Dev Board):4.5 V to 5.5 V
Baud Rate: Up to 921600
3.2 V to 5.5 V
Current Draw: 50 mA
Power Consumption: 165 mW @ 3.3 V
Digital Interface (Rugged):
Digital Interface (SMD* and Dev Board):RS-232, Serial TTL
Software: Serial TTL, SPI
Sensor Explorer Graphical User Interface
(XP, Vista, Windows 7 compatible)
Size (Rugged):33 x 36 x 9 mm (1.30 x 1.41 x 0.35 in)
Size (SMD*):22 x 24 x 3 mm (0.87 x 0.95 x 0.12 in)
Size (Dev Board):76 x 76 x 14 mm (2.98 x 2.98 x 0.55 in)
Weight (Rugged): 13g
Weight (SMD*): 3g
Weight (Dev Board): 45 g
Connector (Rugged): Harwin M80-5001042
Footprint (SMD*):30-pin LGA
Connector (Dev Board):DB9 or USB
*Surface-Mount Device
sensors/vn_100.txt · Last modified: 2013/04/24 14:16 by claes