Motion Sensing is transforming user-interactions with smartphone and tablet devices. Quickly becoming a “must have” function, Motion Sensing is already being adopted by all major operating systems and hardware platform providers.
Richer User Interface experience is enabled by Motion Sensing through functions such as Gesture Recognition, Pointing, Tracking, 1:1 Move. These functions enable applications to reach new levels of sophistication for users – more immersive gaming, augmented reality, more accurate user data for fitness applications, and location-based services, adding and increasing new ways to generate revenue for carriers and manufacturers.
Navigation applications with location and tracking technology provide improved accuracy outdoors, in urban canyons and indoors by augmenting absolute positioning technologies such as GNSS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Beacons with Motion Sensing. Motion Sensing helps to provide continuous and accurate positioning, and solves the difficult problem of alignment between the person, vehicle and the mobile device to provide accurate tracking in any device orientation.
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) is being increasingly used in smartphones and tablets, to minimize the effects of hand jitter or other involuntary motion on image quality. OIS relies on an accurate motion sensor to measure the jitter, and the measurement is then used to move the optical path to compensate for the jitter.
Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) is also being used in smartphones and tablets. EIS is a highly effective method of compensating for hand jitter or vehicle motion, that manifests itself in distracting video shake during playback. Like OIS, EIS also requires an accurate motion sensor for tracking the source of jitter. Motion information is integrated during a video frame and used to compensate for jitter by cropping the viewable image from a stream of video frames.
Intelligent MotionApps™ Platform
MotionApps™ software addresses three key areas that help reduce cost and accelerate time to market:
Calibration: Motion sensors require calibration, initially at the factory, after assembly, and while in use to maintain their precision. Included in MotionApps™ is a set of proprietary and patent pending algorithms that automate these calibration steps and guarantees better system performance over the lifetime of the device.
MotionFusion™: Once the sensors are properly calibrated, the MotionApps™ software applies a set of proprietary algorithms that align and fuse the data from all available sensors to generate accurate 3-D orientation and device heading information. This data, commonly referred to as quaternions or rotation matrices eliminates the science and complexities of working with motion sensor raw data and provides application developers a simple data stream for developing motion-based applications.
Advanced APIs: Our customers and third party developers are able to develop motion applications without having to understand the science of MotionFusion™. Simply use the APIs in MotionApps™ to create Motion Interface applications with ease.
Application Software: Ready to use software is provided for commonly used software components, that has been optimized for performance and power. This includes software for Pedometer, Android Gestures, Significant Motion Detection, Game Rotation Vector. Additionally, software is provided for Motion Sensing applications including Navigation, Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).
World’s smallest and highest-integration 9-axis solutions consisting of MEMS gyroscope plus accelerometer with onboard Digital Motion Processor (DMP)
MotionApps software solution with advanced calibration and APIs for high performance and faster time to market
Single-chip and single-package, multi-axis, in-plane design with superior axis alignment
Integrated electronics for complete signal conditioning
Highest shock resistance at 10,000g
Digital and Analog multi-mode microphones with class-leading high SNR and AOP
Matching bottom and top port microphones specifically designed for mobile applications