Our Next Generation of Low-cost IMU Devices Has Arrived

The new LPMS CURS2 sensor

The new LPMS CURS2 sensor


We proudly launched the next generation of our LPMS inertial measurement units developed for fast and accurate 3D orientation sensing. LP-RESEARCH supports a variety of communication interfaces and housing options at low cost. Let us tell you more about the optimized features:

  • The new sensors are roughly half the size of the previous production, especially if you take a look at the new LPMS-B2.
  • Performance has been greatly increased in terms of accuracy. The noise level is now one third of the previous version.
  • Higher sampling rate: We were able to bring the sampling rate up to 400Hz.
  • The new sensors feature more types of data output, for example humidity.
  • Both LPMS-CANAL2 and LPMS-RS232AL2 are encased in a rugged aluminum housing and are waterproof up to 1m (IP67).
  • The first generation comprised seven sensors, now we increased the line to nine with greater variety.
  • Finally, thanks to a different manufacturing process, our new generation cost half or even less than half the price of the previous version.

Have a look at our LPMS product site over here.

Better Batteries

So far we used quite a small battery (80 mAh) to power the LPMS. This worked quite well for some time, but in the end we realized that continuous runtimes of about 1h are just not enough to do practical measurements. We therefore started experimenting with batteries with higher capacity. As you can see in the image below, we were able to prolong runtimes quite a bit, with luckily not having to compromise on size and weight of the sensor too much.

We are not quite ready release the complete specifications of these new types, but basically they will be energy optimized also on the software side and the battery will be exchangeable, so that the user can decide which size he prefers. Also for longer measurements, it might be handy to have a few spare batteries. We will sell additional batteries separately at a decent price.