The UM6-LT ultra-miniature orientation sensor—also known as an Attitude and
Heading Reference System, or AHRS—from CH Robotics is an OEM version of their UM6 orientation sensor.
Like the UM6, it uses rate gyros, accelerometers, magnetic sensors, and an
on-board 32-bit ARM Cortex processor to estimate the absolute sensor orientation
1000 times per second. Sensor orientation is reported using either quaternions
or Euler angles over a TTL serial interface at user-customizable rates. A USB-to-serial adapter can
be used to connect the IMU to a computer running the free CH Robotics Serial
Interface PC application, which allows for easy data visualization, board
calibration, and UM6-LT settings configuration.
The UM6-LT is functionally identical to the UM6 (it uses the same firmware
and works with the same PC software). The only difference is that the UM6-LT
lacks the UM6’s enclosure and 4-pin connector. Please see the UM6 product page or UM6/UM6-LT
datasheet (618k pdf) for board specifications and usage information.
The UM6-LT is a pin-compatible replacement for the CHR-6dm AHRS sensor, which
has been discontinued, so it can be physically swapped directly into systems
that use the CHR-6dm. However, the UM6-LT uses the UM6 communication protocol,
not the CHR-6dm protocol, so such a swap will require software modification.
We carry several inertial measurement and orientation sensors. The table
below compares their capabilities: