Epson Introduces New Series of Digital-Output Gyroscopic Sensors for Car Navigation Applications Business Wire SAN JOSE, Calif. -- November 6, 2013 Epson Electronics America, Inc. (“EEA”) today began shipping samples of its new XV4001 series of high-precision digital-output gyroscopic sensors. These sensors are available with either an SPI or I^2C ^ digital interface. XV4001BC (Photo: Business Wire) XV4001BC (Photo: Business Wire) Gyroscopic sensors are used in car navigation systems to improve the accuracy of GPS systems. By precisely sensing changes in vehicle travel direction, the gyroscope improves accuracy, especially for on-ramps and off-ramps. When GPS signals are lost, such as in tunnels or dense urban areas, the gyroscope provides dead reckoning. Existing high-accuracy gyroscopes provide an analog output and require an external analog-to-digital converter. Epson’s XV4001 is the first high-accuracy gyroscope to provide a digital output. Epson’s XV4001 series of gyroscopic sensors integrates a small, stable QMEMS ^ gyroscopic sensor and an Epson IC combining an analog front end, an analog-to-digital converter, and a serial digital interface. They can be ordered with either a 3- or 4-wire SPI interface or an I^2C interface. These highly accurate products are fully temperature compensated and include a self-test function. The XV4001 series consists of four models with different interface and package tilt angle combinations. The XV4001BD (SPI interface) and XV4001BC (I^2C interface) have a package tilt angle of 0 degrees. The XV4001KD (SPI interface) and XV4001KC (I^2C interface) have a package tilt angle of 20 degrees. “We are delighted to bring these products to market,” said Masayuki Kitamura, chief operating officer of Epson’s Microdevices Operations Division. “As a leader in crystal devices, Epson will continue to provide the kind of compact, accurate, stable products required in electronics and social infrastructure.” To learn more about this product, visit: http://www5.epsondevice.com/en/sensing_device/product/gyro/xv4001bcbd_kckd.html Main specifications Model number XV4001BD XV4001BC XV4001KD XV4001KC SPI SPI Output interface (3-wire & I^2C (3-wire & I^2C 4-wire) 4-wire) Supply 3.3 V ±0.3 V voltage Output 370 LSB/(°/s) ±1.5%^* sensitivity Zero-rate ±2 °/s^* level Noise 0.05 °/s RMS typ. External 5.0 x 3.2 6.0 x 4.8 5.0 x 3.2 6.0 x 4.8 x x x x dimensions t1.3 mm t3.3 mm t1.3 mm t3.3 mm Package tilt 20 20 0 degrees 0 degrees degrees degrees angle Note: The final two letters of the model name denote the package tilt angle and output interface. * Values measured at +25°C. About Epson Epson is a global innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and printing systems, 3LCD projectors and industrial robots to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. www.global.epson.com About Epson Electronics America, Inc. Epson Electronics America, Inc. (EEA), is a subsidiary of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation (SEC) and is responsible for sales, marketing and engineering of the product lines of SEC’s Microelectronics Device Division in the America’s. EEA provides a wide array of timing and frequency control products, integrated circuits, sensing device and system solutions for customer products and applications that require high levels of accuracy, reliability, stability, energy efficiency and compact design. Based in San Jose, California, the EEA Group has three regional offices, more than 40 sales offices in the U.S., and a growing network of exclusive distributors. For more information please visit: www.eea.epson.com Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20131106006892/en/ Multimedia Available:http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50745873&lang=en Contact: Epson Electronics America, Inc. Jan Souza, 310-955-5317 email@example.com
Epson Introduces New Series of Digital-Output Gyroscopic Sensors for Car Navigation Applications
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