Movea, Freescale team on intelligent motion-sensing platform - Embedded.com

Movea, Freescale team on intelligent motion-sensing platform

San Antonio, Tx. – Movea has just entered into a technology collaboration with Freescale Semiconductor to integrate its MotionCore motion processing software modules with Freescale’s ColdFire-based processors effectively enabling a new Intelligent Motion-Sensing Platform.

Running on a Freescale ColdFire-based processing platform, the system uses onboard MEMS sensors to drive compelling mobile applications. The combined system, which is part of Freescale’s Xtrinsic family of intelligent sensor platforms, performs the calculations required for sophisticated applications such as gesture recognition, pedometer functionality, tilt-compensated eCompass, and continuous auto calibration.

Unlike other technologies, Movea’s MotionCore solution is platform agnostic, uniquely positioning the company as the foremost provider of scalable and flexible data fusion software modules and enabling sensor, processor and mobile platform vendors to offer a complete solution to smartphone and tablet OEMs/ODMs.

MotionCore software modules are optimized for mobile motion based applications, delivering increased performance while dramatically reducing power consumption at a significantly lower cost and making them ideally suited for mobile devices.

“The dramatic growth of motion-sensing technology in recent years points to consumers’ voracious appetite for smarter consumer products that adapt to user intent,” said Bryan Hoadley, executive vice president of marketing and sales and president of Movea Inc.

Movea and Freescale will together promote their combined solution to handset manufacturers, mobile operators and device manufacturers for applications including: indoor/pedestrian navigation, activity monitoring, motion gaming, augmented reality and gesture-based device/application control.

MotionCore IP cores are available for licensing now from Movea. To learn more, go to www.movea.com.

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