ST and Movea offer low-power sensor hub controller - Embedded.com

ST and Movea offer low-power sensor hub controller

STMicroelectronics and Movea have partnered to integrate Movea’s SmartMotion technology into the STM32F401 microcontroller operating as a low-power sensor-hub controller. The integration of Movea’s high-accuracy motion-processing models into the STM32F401 will enable mobile-device manufacturers and application developers to deliver context-aware applications and services such as pedestrian navigation and activity monitoring. The integrated product is designed as an ultra-low-power solution for Always-On Applications.

Movea’s sensor-hub solution offers a comprehensive set of SW, firmware and tools to enable an advanced-motion user experience. It gathers data from an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer and pressure sensor to bring advanced motion capabilities to the STM32F401 platform. These features augment the sensors with auto calibration, 3D orientation, 3D compass; Mobile Gestures; Activity Monitoring; and Pedestrian Navigation. Movea will supply all the motion processing and support software for Android and Windows applications.

The new STM32F401 line is designed for mobile devices that require balanced performance and low-power modes while integrating high-density memories and peripherals inside packages as small as 3 x 3 mm. The STM32F401 offers the performance of the ARM Cortex-M4 core running at 84 MHz, associated with a unique ST memory accelerator interface (ART).

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