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2013-07-26 ST's eCompass combines 3-axis accelerometer, magnetometer
The LSM303C integrates a high-performance three-axis magnetic field sensor with a state-of-the-art three-axis accelerometer to provide an accurate orientation signal at its 16bit digital output
2014-10-17 eCompass combines accelerometer, magnetometer to offer 9DoF
MiraMEMS' dc213/dc312 devices feature the Xmotion software solution, allowing smartphones to run sophisticated 9DoF motion games without suffering the high cost and power consumption of gyro hardware.
2011-08-29 Designing PCBs with magnetometer sensor
Here's a guide to designing printed circuit boards (PCBs) incorporating magnetometer sensors.
2011-03-29 STMicroelectronics engine expands motion sensing in CE
STMicroelectronics' iNEMO filtering and predictive software engine integrates the output from a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis magnetometer to deliver accurate and reliable sensor performance as required by motion-based apps in smart consumer devices.
2011-08-30 Guide to using tilt-compensated eCompass
Here's a discussion on the mathematics and reference source code for implementing a tilt-compensated eCompass.
2008-02-28 Freescale MRAM lifts off to space
MRAM products from Freescale Semiconductor have been selected for use in a magnetometer subsystem from Angstrom Aerospace, which will be launched into space on board the Japanese research satellite SpriteSat.
2011-08-31 Ensuring accuracy of angle estimation in eCompass
Know the relationship between errors in the outputs from accelerometer and magnetometer sensors and the resulting errors in the roll, pitch and yaw angles computed by a tilt-compensated electronic compass or 3-D Pointer application.
2013-01-09 Bosch enters consumer electronics MEMS space
Bosch's BMA355 three-axis accelerometer is said to provide ultra-low-power performance while an integrated interrupt engine on the tiny device permits 12bit resolution in small devices.
2015-01-15 Boost device performance with sensor fusion
Sensor fusion is a creative engineering technique that combines sensor data from various system sensors to guarantee more accurate, complete and dependable sensor signals or derived sensory information.
2015-03-06 Smart watch reference model speeds up device prototyping
The TZ1001 from Toshiba combines an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer and optical pulse sensor to enable smart watch designs for sport watch applications.
2014-01-13 Memsic debuts SDK aimed at MEMS-watch ref design
The SDK makes use of the MMC3416xPJ magnetometer that uses less than 50uA and can be always on, and also provides a wireless connection to another mobile device.
2010-11-11 MEMS device claims complete inertial measurement
When used with a magnetometer, the device provides nine-degree-of-freedom functionality for smart phones, touchscreen tablets, 3D TV remote controls, gaming consoles, DSCs and video cameras.
2016-05-19 Wearable toy takes full advantage of kids' imaginations
In addition to being an ideal toy to get kids up and moving and doing "stuff," the Mover Kit also a wearable that's designed to take full advantage of their imaginations.
2010-09-09 TV remotes morph into motion sensors
As TVs and STBs offer more services, their remote controls need to keep up as well, transforming from the traditional clickers to multi-sensor controllers.
2013-12-05 ST touts low-power, always-on 6-axis inertial motion sensors
The LSM6DB0 is the latest device in ST's iNEMO smart sensor family that combines modern motion sensing with an ARM Cortex microprocessor core.
2012-10-31 ST readies MEMS for incoming Win8 Tablets
STMicroelectronics has collaborated with Microsoft to develop a motion and orientation Human Interface Device sensor solution for the Windows 8 operating system.
2012-04-02 ST may soon surpass TI in MEMS sales
ST garnered sales of $907 million last year while TI had MEMS sales of $913 million in the same year, representing the top two of the market that grew 17 percent YoY last year.
2013-10-11 ST leads combo sensor market with 42% share, says analyst
Yole Dveloppement's latest report puts STMicroelectronics as the global leader in the inertial consumer sensor market, which is estimated to be worth $446 million in 2013.
2013-09-25 ST fuses Movea motion processing firmware to MCU
The integration of SmartMotion into STM32F401 will enable to developers to create context-aware applications that use multiple sensor inputs while lessening the burden on the main applications processor.
2012-07-26 Spirent unveils SimSENSOR, combining GNSS and inertial MEMS
Spirent Communications has launched SimSENSOR, its simulation software which can test fusion algorithms.
2016-01-18 Speed IoT ASIC design using platforms
Using a platform approach to custom silicon design can substantially enhance functionality and offer greater design flexibility.
2014-09-18 Smartwatch doubles as IoT device with Bluetooth
A low-power wireless technology, Bluetooth, and an equally low-power ARM-based MCU are seen to make an ideal combination for enabling a smartwatch to also function as an Internet-of-Things device.
2012-10-10 Smartphones, tablets boost combo motion sensor market
IHS revealed that revenue for combo motion sensors will rise to $189.1 million this year, up from just $23 million last year.
2014-10-08 Smart DIY: Why do companies design their own sensors?
There are many reasons why several big companies brew their own sensors and sensor hubs. For some, especially in Asia, it's about vertical integration, while others want to add products to their catalogue.
2015-04-15 SK start-up picks MIPS for IoT sensor hubs
A South Korean start-up is licensing the MIPS M5100 CPU core from Imagination Technologies to provide enhanced hardware virtualisation, security and multi-threading in IoT devices.
2012-05-24 Sensors target biometrics for automotive apps
Plessey Semiconductors' PS25203 EPIC sensor can measure heart rate and respiration for monitoring driver health and alertness.
2012-06-04 Sensor touts novel electrode for lower cost
Plessey Semiconductors' PS25451 ultra-high impedance, non-contact, solid state electric potential sensor is suited for consumer electronics and appliances and security and alarm systems.
2011-09-20 Sensor solution geared for Windows 8
ST has collaborated with Microsoft to develop a motion and HID sensor technology that runs on the forthcoming Windows OS.
2014-06-26 Sensor hub implements KitKat sensor.h at 200?A
The SENtral-K platform from PNI embeds the complete range of Android 4.4 sensors on its low-power coprocessor, allowing the support of always-on context-aware applications in mobile devices.
2014-06-18 Sensor fusion paves way for next-gen apps
Know the importance of sensor fusion in connected embedded systems and how the ARC EM4 32bit CPU-based sensor IP sub-system allows design of devices with the right performance/power consumption mix.
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