MEMS Interface Card (MIC)

NovAtel's MIC is the interface between our SPAN® supporting GNSS receivers and our Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) sensors. Our SPAN-MEMS line of GNSS/INS products provides a powerful solution for application developers who are looking for continuous position, velocity and attitude (roll, pitch, yaw), but are faced with weight, size and/or power constraints.

The compact, lightweight MIC supports power and communication functions of our SPAN MEMS solutions. Designed as a board stack configuration for ease of integration, the MIC can be directly interfaced to NovAtel's OEM6 receivers, including the small form factor OEM615 SPAN receiver to provide integrators with an extremely compact, powerful GPS/INS engine.


  • Paired with OEM615 delivers smallest SPAN-MEMS option
  • Honeywell International and Analogue Devices IMUs supported


  • Small size integrates easily
  • Facilitates GNSS/INS systems within size and weight constrained applications
  • Compatible with range of SPAN enabled receivers providing multiple positioning options

MEMS IMU options from Honeywell International and Analog Devices provide a variety of price point and accuracy levels. The MIC is compatible with NovAtel's range of SPAN enabled receiver products. Existing SPAN customers can purchase the new MEMS IMUS as standalone units for easy pairing with their SPAN products. Please see product matrix for receiver pairing options.

Supporting Products

Other product categories which are required with this product to create a complete system.

SPAN® GNSS Inertial Navigation Systems

Combining GNSS receiver technology with Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) provides a superior positioning solution with 3D position, attitude (roll, pitch, yaw) and velocity. Used with commercial cards or with SAASM.


GNSS receiver performance is dependent on your choice of antenna. We offer high performance, compact, low cost and ground reference station antennas. Our anti-jam antenna is available for military or homeland security applications

SPAN® on OEM6® Receivers

SPAN capable GNSS receivers including board level and board + enclosure products