IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit)
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Inertial measurement unit (IMU) are devices comprising units that integrate an acceleration sensor and a gyroscope and are used to detect the acceleration and angular velocity of objects. TDK’s IMUs include six-axis to nine-axis units such as a six-axis IMU with a three-axis acceleration sensor and three-axis gyroscope, a seven-axis IMU that adds a barometric pressure sensor, and a nine-axis IMU that also includes a three-axis compass. TDK’s motion and inertial sensor family includes acceleration sensors, gyro sensors, and inertial measurement units (IMU), which combine the two. The TDK MEMS Sensor Platform, which incorporates advanced MEMS technology*, is expected to create high added value compound sensors and sensor solutions for the IoT and IoE era. * MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) technology: Micromachining technology that employs the three-dimensional precision processing technologies used in the manufacture of semiconductor integrated circuits to simultaneously create multiple sensors, circuits, movable parts, and other components on a silicon wafer.