Sensors can now be added to virtually anything, due to their small cost and size. IHS iSuppli predicts that more than 6 billion motion sensors are expected to ship in mobile handsets and tablets by 2016. As sensors continue to surround us, system requirements are moving from simple monitoring to providing complex information about our environment and activities. Data from multiple sensors, which sense motion via accelerometers, magnetometers and gyroscopes, as well as environmental factors such as light, temperature, humidity and pressure, needs to be incorporated or “fused” in the system. Microchip’s low-power SSC7102 sensor hub runs these complex sensor-fusion algorithms, while providing maximum flexibility in an easy-to-implement solution.
In developing the SSC7102 Microchip partnered with industry-leading companies, such as Bosch and Movea, to deliver an easy-to-use, Windows 8.1-certified HID-over-I2C™ solution with exceptionally low power consumption.
Microchip’s SSC7102 sensor hub is available in a 6mm x 6mm body, BGA package. Samples are available now and volume production is expected by the end of this quarter.