Xsens MTi-8 offers cm-level accurate, smooth positioning in a small form factor

Movella’s Xsens MTi-8 is a cm-accurate GNSS/INS as a 12.1 x 12.1 mm module with an interface to an external GNSS receiver. The optimized strapdown algorithm (AttitudeEngineTM) performs high-speed dead-reckoning calculations at 1 kHz allowing accurate capture of high frequency motions. Xsens’ industry-leading sensor fusion algorithm provides high accuracy and sensor auto-calibration in a cost-effective module for a wide range of (embedded) applications. It relieves users from the design, integration and maintenance of gyroscopes, accelerometers and other sensors. The Xsens MTi-8 is supported by the MT Software Suite which includes MT Manager (GUI for Windows/Linux), SDK, example codes and drivers for many platforms including ROS.


  • Fully calibrated, 3D IMU data
  • Orientation data (Roll, Pitch, Heading)
  • Cm-accurate position output and dead-reckoning
  • Yaw/heading accuracy 1° RMS (with RTK, while moving)
  • Position accuracy 1 cm CEP and velocity of 0.05 m/s RMS
  • UART, SPI, I²C interfaces (selectable)
  • 0.5° RMS roll/pitch accuracy
  • Connects to external RTK GNSS receiver, various protocols supported: UBX, NMEA, SBF, GSOF
  • Dimensions: 12.1 x 12.1 x 2.55 mm
  • Weight: 0.6g
  • Input voltage: 2.8 to 3.6V
  • Power consumption (typ.): <150 mW @ 3V
  • Data protocols: Xbus (proprietary binary)
  • Output frequency: Up to 1kHz
  • Development Kit available


  • Robotics
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Surveying
  • Drones
  • Unmanned vehicles
  • Handheld devices
  • Vehicle testing
  • Marine use
  • Aviation
  • Ship/vessel tracking
  • Navigation/control
  • Satellite control
  • Localization