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InvenSense Unveils 9-Axis Motion Tracking Device for Mobile Phones

The Sunnyvale-based InvenSense has released the fully integrated MPU-9150 for mobile phones, a 9-axis MotionTracking device which is the first of its kind. The MPU-9150 will be showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 from 10 to13 January at the Las Vegas Convention Center- South Hall 2, meeting room MP25575.

InvenSense MPU - 9150

To deliver and support 9-axis motion tracking, smartphones, tablets and other motion-enabled devices incorporate gyroscopes, magnetometers and accelerometers. The system level integration of the devices is an expensive process which requires board space, sensor fusion algorithms as well as factory testing to ensure optimal performance for a satisfactory end-user experience. The MPU-9150 coupled with InvenSense’s MotionFusion firmware eliminates the integration challenges by providing a calibrated and factory-tested 9-axis solution.

To develop the MotionTracking 9-axis device, InvenSense worked closely with Tokyo-based IC manufacturer Asahi Kasei Microdevices (AKM) to integrate the MPU-6050 with the AK8975 compass. Available in a 4x4x1 mm small LGA package, the MPU-9150 is compatible with the MPU-3050 and MPU-6050 MotionProcessors, which have been adopted by several tablet and smartphone OEMs. The MPU-9150 incorporates the AKM 3-axis E-compass with Digital Motion Processor hardware acceleration along with an accelerometer and a 6-axis gyroscope.

The Founder and CEO of InvenSense, Steve Nasiri stated that next-gen motion applications such as gesture recognition and indoor navigation require higher accuracy and unparalleled performance and the MPU-9150 provides the motion tracking capability required to choose the most suitable motion sensor.

The General Manager – Marketing & Sales at AKM, Hiroshi Kida stated that the collaboration between InvenSense and AKM will provide customers with the advantage of saving both space and time required in the development of innovative products by using the small 9-axis sensors.



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