InertiaCube® 4

The InertiaCube® 4 integrates the latest in MEMS inertial technology and utilizes advanced Kalman filtering algorithms to produce a full 360° sourceless orientation tracking sensor.

The 4th generation InertiaCube® 4 is the industry’s leading 3-Degrees of Freedom (DOF) MEMS-based inertial technology, utilizing advanced Kalman filtering algorithms to produce a full 360° sourceless orientation tracking sensor. The sensor’s portable package with high-end performance and accuracy is ideal for a range of applications, including simulation & training, virtual & augmented reality, motion capture, robotics and human movement analysis.

The InertiaCube® 4 uses MEMS technology to sense angular rate of rotation, gravity and earth magnetic field along three perpendicular axes. The angular rates are integrated to obtain the orientation (yaw, pitch, and roll) of the sensor. Gravitometer and compass measurements are used to prevent the accumulation of gyroscopic drift through advanced sensor fusion algorithms. This technology offers you several advantages:

  • very low latency
  • unlimited range
  • precise factory calibration
  • smooth, jitter-free tracking
  • in situ static & dynamic magnetic compensation algorithms

Key Features

  • sourceless 3DOF tracking with full 360° range
  • accuracy of 1° yaw, 0.25° pitch & roll
  • 200 Hz update rate (1000 Hz available for USB)
  • 2000° maximum angular rate
  • adjustable output filters and rotational sensitivity
  • USB and RS-232 versions available
  • AHRS output
Part Number Description

InertiaCube4 USB Package Buy Now

InertiaCube4 RS-232 Package, US Power Buy Now

InertiaCube4 RS-232 Package, EU Power Buy Now

InertiaCube4 RS-232 Package, UK Power Buy Now
Technical Specifications
Degrees of Freedom 3 (yaw, pitch and roll)
Angular Range Full 360° — all axes
Maximum Angular Rate 2000° per second*
Accuracy (RMS) 1° in yaw, 0.25° in pitch and roll at 25°C*
Angular Resolution 0.01° RMS*
Max Update Rate 200 Hz, 1000 Hz available for USB (contact Thales)
Minimum Latency 2 ms for RS-232 (PC host and OS dependent)
Prediction up to 50 milliseconds
Interfaces USB or RS-232
RS-232 Rate 115200 baud
Size 36.6 mm x 27.7 mm x 13.8 mm
Weight 11 grams
Cable Length USB 6 feet (2m), RS-232 15 feet (4.572m)
Power 6 VDC, 40 mA
Operating Temp. Range 0° to 50° C
O/S Compatibility Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X

*Measurement with perceptual enhancement set to ‘0’ (at +25° C)