InvenSense Motion Interface solution

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InvenSense delivers Motion Interface solutions with fully integrated sensors and robust MotionFusion™ firmware algorithms. Motion- and gesture-based devices from InvenSense are rapidly becoming a key function in many consumer electronic devices including mobile, wearable, Smart Home, and automotive and industrial devices.

Motion solutions, including gyroscopes, accelerometers, compasses and pressure sensors, detect and track an object’s motion in three-dimensional space, allowing consumers to interact with their electronic devices by tracking motion in free space and delivering these motions as input commands. Accurately tracking complex user motions requires the use of motion sensors such as gyroscopes, accelerometers, compasses, and pressure sensors, fusing the sensor outputs into a single and accurate data stream for use as input commands in consumer electronics devices, and ongoing run-time calibration to ensure an optimal user experience.

Motion Sensors: 9-Axis, 6-Axis and 3-Axis Devices

InvenSense was the first company to deliver Motion Interface solutions with fully integrated sensors and robust MotionFusion™ firmware algorithms. MotionTracking™ devices enable customers to integrate Motion Interface capability directly into devices, easily and with minimal development cost and effort.

Part Familes:

  • MPU-9250: Nine-Axis (Gyro + Accelerometer + Compass) MEMS Motion Tracking Device
    Related Boards: MPU-9250EVB
  • ITG-1010: High Performance 3-axis Gyro for General Motion-Sensing Applications
    Related Boards: ITG-3400EVB
  • ITG-3701: For high impact sports with ±4000 dps FSR (Full Scale Range)
    Related Boards: ITG-3701EVB
  • MPU-3050: Triple-Axis Gyroscope with Embedded Digital Motion Processor (DMP)
    Related Boards: MPU-3050EVB
  • ICG-20330: Optimized for Image Stabilization Applications with 3-axis of Compensation



The Firefly Platform - request info.

The FireFly platform is geared towards IoT applications and the first part from this new family is the ICM-30630. The single-chip ICM-30630 is the world’s first tri-core 6-axis motion tracking solution with integrated sensor-hub framework software. It combines industry leading gyroscope and accelerometer sensors with tri-core processors (an ARM Cortex-M0 CPU, a DMP3 and a DMP4 Digital Motion Processor™) in a small 3x3x1mm LGA package. The ICM-30630 serves as a sensor hub that supports the collection and processing of data from internal and external sensors.

The multi-cores are designed to offload processing from the Application Processor, thereby saving system power and improving performance. The ARM Cortex-M0 CPU provides a low-power programmable platform for software development. The DMP4 is optimized for fixed point processing and FFT generation and complements the CPU by offloading math intensive operations. The integrated InvenSense Sensor Framework provides an open and powerful platform for creating cutting-edge always-on applications for mobile platforms. Developers can use the built-in framework components to rapidly develop and launch new features. The command protocol is designed for seamless porting to new systems, allowing software reuse and thus maximizing returns on software investment.




FireFly Development Kit

To enable rapid prototyping and development of IoT applications InvenSense has created the FireFly Development Kit. The Kit is composed of 3 critical components. The first being the aforementioned ICM-30630 with integrated sensor framework software, the second is a new development tool, SensorStudio, and lastly an Arduino Zero board (sold separately). A 3rd party sensor shield comes with the kit (part # STUDIO-ICM30630-EVB) so you can leverage compass, pressure, and proximity sensors. The sensor software that runs wholly on the ICM-30630 supports these additional sensors, this software solution is also MCU agnostic. The on board cortex M0 is an open platform that acts as a sensor hub and houses the sensor framework software. The remaining memory space is available for developers to implement their own logic.



Sensor Studio

SensorStudio is the sensor development platform for the “Internet of Sensors” which brings a unique level of simplification and integration to the IoT market, accelerating the creation of smart applications. SensorStudio enables rapid prototyping and development of IoT applications. The tool and development platform simplifies and reduces software and algorithm development cycle, time to market and enable developers to go from C-to-Reality in minutes.


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