VN-100 Development Tools

VN-100 Development Tools

A wide variety of hardware and software tools are offered to simplify the evaluation and integration of the VN-100. Among these tools are the VN-100 Development Kits, which provide out-of-the-box access to all of the hardware functionality of the VN-100. Development Kits are available for each of the VN-100 Surface-Mount Device (SMD) and the VN-100 Rugged.

VectorNav’s software tools include the Sensor Explorer graphical user interface, which provides a powerful tool for evaluation, performance analysis and configuration of VectorNav sensors. Software libraries are also provided to facilitate easy integration with existing platforms.

VN-100 SMD Development Kit

The VN-100 SMD Development Kit includes a VN-100 SMD installed onto a development board, which includes power options, 30-pin header and USB and RS-232 ports.


The VN-100 SMD (Surface-Mount Device) development board provides easy access to both serial ports on the VN-100. The first serial port is available as a virtual COM port on USB, while the second serial port is available with RS-232 logic levels on a female DB-9 connector.

Access to All Pins

Direct access to all pins on the VN-100 is provided using the 30-pin header to allow for easy prototyping.

Power Options

The VN-100 development board can either be powered by USB, a 5V barrel jack, or directly via the 30-pin header.

» Purchase the VN-100 SMD Development Kit
VN100 Board Features

VN-100 Rugged Development Kit

VN-100 Rugged Development Kit

The VN-100 Rugged Development Kit provides a complete set of tools and support software required to begin working with the VN-100 Rugged:

- 1 VN-100 Rugged
- 1 USB communication cable
- 1 RS-232 Serial communication cable
- CD with development tools
- USB device drivers
- Sensor Explorer evaluation software
- .NET & C/C++ software libraries
- Embedded support library
- Supporting documentation

» Purchase the VN-100 Rugged Development Kit

Sensor Explorer GUI

VectorNav’s Sensor Explorer software provides a powerful tool for evaluation, performance analysis and configuration of VectorNav products. The user-friendly software provides users with many of the features required during the early stages of development:

- Graphical display of the 3D orientation of the sensor
- Graph inertial data and log output to file for analysis
- Configure sensor settings & registers

Sensor Explorer GUI

.Net C/C++ Software Library

.NET & C/C++ Software Library

Our software support library helps developers quickly integrate VectorNav navigation sensors into existing .NET or C/C++ applications:

- Low-level drivers handle serial communications

- Complete access to all registers and features on the VN-100

- Math library provides access to common operations

- Coordinate transformations

- Magnetic calibration routines

- C/C++ Library support for Windows & Linux platforms

» Download our Software Libraries