We are currently in a period of intensive development. We have now used our units for over two years. During this period we have learnt a lot and the development on the sensor market has been significant. To take advantage of this we are now developing a new generation of the modules as well as making significant updates to the embedded software. The targeted features for the new modules are:
– Single chip IMUs (lower cost and profile)
– Wireless and battery powering
– Inclusion of a memory
After a stopover at IISc, John-Olof is at IIT Kanpur (India) since a week back in time. Here the target is to carry out the development in cooperation with GT Silicon Pvt Ltd, an electronic systems design company with whom we have had a long relation.
Currently, we are in a PCB design and fabrication phase. The IMU array boards which were briefly mentioned in this post is to some degree a predecessor of these modules (as well as a separate track in terms of research) and have been acting as testboards for some embedded software-hardware design ideas. In parallel with the development with the new modules, we are working on the software. Some of the software updates are already available on Source Forge. For example support for the IMU array is already there. Currently a complete measurement frontend is under development.
More information will be posted shortly.