High precision sensors for orientation measurement.

Our DMC modules are extremely accurate and reliable magnetic compasses, already proven in more than 130 000 electro-optical devices. Their compatibility makes them an ideal module for a wide range of systems. Custom calibration, extensive testing and advanced algorithms ensure industry-leading accuracy. A component dedicated to your success.
ULTISENSE DMC

Industry-leading azimuth accuracy

Low weight, small size

Withstands shocks up to 2000g

Highest quality

Integration support

Magnetic Disturbance Detection

Advanced System State Compensation

Individual factory calibration

DMC Mobile Setup Ultisense

Industry-leading azimuth accuracy

Withstands shocks up to 2000g

Integration support

Advanced System State Compensation

Low weight, small size

Highest quality

Magnetic Disturbance Detection

Individual factory calibration

Discover our DMC Modules

DMC-SCPICO

DMC-PICO

The new DMC-pico is an ultra-compact and shockproof digital magnetic compass that is perfect for …

Range capability: > ± 0.25° (1σ)

Typical accuracy: ± 0.1° (1σ)

Dimensions: 31 x 23 x 8.5 mm

Weight: 9 g

DMC-SC4000

DMC-SX 4000

For precise, quick and cost-effective orientation and angle measurement the DMC-SX is the obvious choice.

Range capability: > ± 0.5°

Typical accuracy: ± 0.25°

Dimensions: 33 x 31 x 13.55 mm

Weight: 25 g

DMC-SC4000

DMC-SX 5000

For precise, quick and cost-effective orientation and angle measurement the DMC-SX is the obvious choice.

Range capability: > ± 0.25°

Typical accuracy: ± 0.1°

Dimensions: 33 x 31 x 13.55 mm

Weight: 25 g

Global appearance

There for you, worldwide.

Frequently asked questions

The Magnetic Disturber Detection (MDD) gives feedback on whether the compass is influenced by external magnetic disturbers. If activated, the DMC displays a “Probability Value” in percent, which is calculated based on history data, precisely from last 12-point compensation procedure. The value indicates the whether a measurement is disturbed more than a given value.

The System State Compensation (SSC) is a feature unique to the DMC-pico only. This is a software which allows the removal of influences due to magnetism for different states in host system. This can save the integrator from expensive last-minute design changes. And the good thing is that no additional hardware is required.

Example: The host system has different operational states. Instead of performing / saving / restoring a 4- / 12-point for each state, just do one compensation and measure once the “deltas”, then restore the deviations based on the host system state (= added / removed disturbers).

Example states are: Camera on / off, battery powered / remote powered

Yes, here we recommend using the DMC-pico as it measures within a range of 360°. This means that the line of sight is fully under the control of the user. 

Perform a 12pt compensation and reduce the FOM value to approximately 0.7 or below. If the FOM cannot be reduced, then there may be a strong magnetic influence nearby.

This may be caused by a strong magnetic influence. Reposition the DMC away from any disturbers. If the problem remains, there could be an A/D fault. Please contact Safran Vectronix Customer Support for further advice.

Inside a vehicle is a ‘noisy’ environment for a compass, however the DMC can be user compensated to cope with static or fixed disturbances. The problems come when there are unstable fields such as from electric motors and equipment. Each installation is different however and the DMC has been successfully fitted to vehicles with accuracies in the region of 1 degree.

As the maximum range value in hex is 7FFF (32767 decimal), the best resolution can be 6400/32767 which is 0.2 mil or 0.011 degrees.

No. The unit is not sealed and is designed to be mounted within the host system.

There is no noticeable difference in power consumption between the two.

There is no restriction but as you move towards the magnetic poles, the DMC becomes less accurate as the earth’s magnetic field lines gradually become less horizontal and more vertical.

There is no set distance after which we recommend to recompensate.  It is good housekeeping to do a compensation before going out on a mission/task or where the unit has travelled and has been subject to shock and vibration during transit. The compensation procedure compensates for magnetic influences that ’move’ with the compass. That is, the magnetic influences within your device or are fixed to the device. Therefore, compensation becomes necessary when you change something within the device. For handheld devices, this usually means battery changes. Because the magnetic effect of materials changes with temperature, we also recommend a compensation where there has been a change of more than 20° C between current and last compensation temperature.

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