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Integrating MEMS-based motion processing devices

Posted: 20 Jul 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:MEMS? motion processing? product design?

Motion processing is the next major disruptive technology that will drive innovation in handheld consumer electronic product design, human interface design, and application navigation and control. It measures and intelligently processes the movements of devices in three dimensional spaces.

Driving this revolution is the availability of consumer-grade inertial measurement units based on MEMS. These devices, when combined for six axes of motion processing, provide a simpler user interface for intuitive navigation and control of handheld CE products by resolving the operating complexities that have confused many owners of sophisticated devices.

Enabling the six axes of control using MEMS motion processing is the recent availability of smaller, lower cost and high-performance three-axis MEMS gyroscopes that can be used combination with existing three-axis MEMS accelerometers.

This article defines a six-axis motion processing solution. It also examines critical factors involved in the selection and integration of this technology into everyday consumer electronic systems. Assuring compliance of the four critical factors outlined in this article leads to higher integration efficiency when implementing new designs with six-axis motion processing, resulting in better performing end user device.

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