InvenSense(TM) Introduces the World's First MotionTracking SoC Optimized for Google's Android KitKat 4.4
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct 31, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- InvenSense, Inc. , the leading provider of MotionTracking(TM)system on chip devices, announced the 6-axis MPU-6515 MEMS SoC and corresponding MotionApps(TM) software platform optimized to support key new functions introduced in Android KitKat. The MPU-6515 incorporates an enhanced version of InvenSense's patented Digital Motion Processor(TM) (DMP) to offload complex motion protocols and algorithms from the Application Processor (AP) as required by Android KitKat for low power inertial location tracking and contextual awareness. At 3x3x0.9mm, the MPU-6515's integrated Gyroscope, Accelerometer and DMP is targeted for next-generation wearables, smartphones and tablets that run the Android 4.4 operating system.
Android 4.4 defines several new sensor functions including Significant Motion Interrupt, Pedometer, Step Event and Event Batching. The MPU-6515 performs these functions on-chip, only waking the Application Processor when critical motion events require attention from other parts of the system. Beyond significantly lowering power consumption for always-on location and context tracking applications, MPU-6515 reduces system cost and complexity by connecting directly with the Application Processor, thus eliminating the need for additional motion processing ICs within the Android 4.4 operating system.
"The MPU-6515 MEMS SoC is designed to offload the complex protocol processing and event filtering necessary for the new sensor functions in Android KitKat," said Ali Foughi, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at InvenSense. "InvenSense is singularly positioned to enable this market with our fully integrated sensor SoC platforms while our competitors must use a separate microcontroller to process the new Android Kit Kat features, increasing OEM system cost, power consumption and overall board footprint."
This why you need to always have a core position in INVN because some day they could come out with a new chip that changes the computing world. This company isn't sitting on what it has done its going forward thinking what can we do now.
Thanks Cooper. These features are the same ones that Google is highlighting in its introduction. And while Google held its announcement and demonstration at noon time it kept a news blackout until 2pm. Over the coming days look for news of these features to get glowing press AND look for INVN to come roaring back as its products take hold in such an ambitious offering from Google. Been adding for 2 days and expect to continue to.