PNI Sensor (PNI), a leader in magnetic sensing and sensor fusion technologies, today announced the industry's first Motion & Measurement (M&M) modules, an integrated platform for accurate motion and heading measurement in wearable fitness devices, smartphones, video game consoles and TV remote controls.
The new M&M platform integrates PNI's ultra-low power SENtral™ motion co-processor with third-party accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers -- as well as with PNI's own geomagnetic sensors -- to achieve the highest-accuracy motion tracking and heading measurement in a low-power system-on-board. PNI's top-of-the-line sensor fusion algorithms conveniently run on the SENtral and do not require any algorithm or software licenses, making it truly plug-and-play for design groups of all sizes.
"Motion-enabled applications are everywhere," said Becky Oh, president and CEO, PNI Sensor. "We geo-tag our cell phone photos, play video games, channel surf across our TVs, and quantify our physical activity. But historically, only large design groups had the resources to achieve the highest-accuracy motion and heading data required for such applications. PNI's M&M modules change the nature of the game, giving all developers the flexibility and performance they need for motion-based devices -- without making them worry about the math!"