MTi-200 VRU

An industry-leading development platform

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Measure roll, pitch, and yaw

The MTi-200 is a high-performing vertical reference unit (VRU). Its sensors and sensor fusion algorithm measure roll, pitch, and (unreferenced) yaw.


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Vibration-rejecting gyroscopes

As part of the MTi 100-series, the MTi-200 features best-in-class vibration-rejecting gyroscopes, guaranteeing high-quality orientation data, even in challenging environments.


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Active heading stabilization

The MTi-200 also comes with active heading stabilization (AHS), which further improves the accuracy of heading tracking.


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Rugged IP67 housing

The MTi-200 is ruggedly built, with a protective, anodized, IP67 waterproof aluminum housing, waterproof connectors, and special studs for easy mounting and aligning.


Sensor fusion performance
Roll, Pitch 0.2 deg RMS 
Yaw/Heading unreferenced, low drift 
Strapdown integration (SDI) Yes 
Sensing components
Standard full range 450 deg/s
In-run bias stability 10 deg/h
Noise density 0.01 °/s/√Hz
Standard full range 20 g
In-run bias stability 15 µg
Noise density 60 µg/√Hz
Magnetometer onboard
Barometer onboard
System specifications
IP-rating (equivalent) IP67
Dimensions 57 × 41.90 × 23.60 mm
Weight 55 g
Input voltage 3V3, 4.5 V–34 V
Power consumption (typ.) 520 mW
Interfaces / IO
Interfaces USB, RS232, RS422, UART
Protocols Xbus, ASCII (NMEA) 
Output frequency up to 2 kHz


Complete and detailed specifications are available at 

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Free to download MT Software Suite

The MT Software Suite gives you easy access to the MTi-200 and contains a specially developed, easy-to-use graphical user interface, as well as drivers for various operating systems. It also offers many other useful tools, for example source code and documentation.


The suite comes with complete documentation. Of course, you can also always contact our technical support staff if you have questions.

The MT Software Suite includes different software programs, such as:

Icon representing MT Manager (GUI) MT Manager (GUI)

This provides you with easy access to all the functions of your MTi from the comfort of your office. MT Manager enables recording and play back of data, real-time data viewing, including graphs, as well as easy configuration of settings. 

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This program is for self-developing your software to communicate with our sensor, including: programming examples for C, C++, C#, MATLAB, Python, ROS, and Nucleo/STM boards. 

Icon representing a Magnetic Field Mapper Magnetic Field Mapper

Magnetic Field Mapper (MFM) is a calibration tool for conducting magnetic calibration, available as GUI for Windows and as SDK. 


Navigation without GPS:
Carnegie Mellon University’s
autonomous submarine


A crucial element of the CMU's first entry in the RoboSub competition, has been the integration of an Xsens MTi-200 Vertical Reference Unit (VRU), which provides accurate, synchronized orientation and heading outputs even in the presence of strong magnetic interference.

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If want to work with the MTi-200 for the first time, we recommend getting started with the MTi-200 DK. 

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You can purchase an MTi-200 via any of our resellers in or near your country or through an online catalogue.


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