Texas Instruments Selects Movea’s MotionIC Platform for Remote Control Design
New Home Entertainment Remote by Texas Instruments Integrates Movea’s SmartMotion™ to Enhance User Experience
MILPITAS, Calif., January 10, 2011 – Movea, the pioneer in motion-sensing and motion-control technologies, along with Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), announced today a new high-performance, RF4CE remote control reference design that will allow consumers to experience a highly interactive and immersive style of home entertainment by enabling in-air operating controls through motion recognition.
“Our partnership with Texas Instruments on their new RF4CE remote control reference design builds on TI’s industry leading engineering prowess for creating robust, high performance hardware systems and better enables a growing market with a valuable combination of technologies in an easy-to-use package.” said Sam Guilaume, CEO of Movea “Movea has established a leadership position in data fusion and motion processing with proven expertise, designing solutions using the industry’s most accurate MEMS, RF, and processing platforms. Working closely with TI has helped Movea extend our experience in sensor fusion to the promising RF4CE market.”
According to a report from ABI Research, “The estimated 19 percent of flat-panel TVs shipping with Ethernet in 2010 will grow to 46 percent in 2013 and connectivity is expected to become a mainstream feature.” This evolution is driving new innovation in remotes and related devices to better control a richer viewing experience.
“The anticipated growth in the connected TV market comes with expectations for a more compelling, interactive entertainment experience. Movea’s MotionIC platform has helped TI develop a next generation remote control reference design that will enhance the home entertainment experience,” said Kobus Marneweck, RF4CE marketing manager at TI.
ZigBee RF4CE, a wireless communications standard for consumer electronics, enables fast, reliable, two-way data communications between devices. Compared to today’s infrared (IR) remotes, RF4CE offers greater flexibility for devices to operate from larger distances and eliminates line-of-sight barriers. Forward-looking companies are anticipating demand for this new set of capabilities and consumer experiences in remote controls and other devices.
For more information, contact Movea or visit www.ti.com to read additional details.
Movea is a leading provider of motion processing chips, software, firmware, and IP for the Consumer Electronics industry. Movea’s unique motion processing capabilities enable customers and partners to quickly add motion intelligence to their products, meaning reduced risk, cost, and Time-to-Market for delivering compelling new motion-based features that creates more end-user value. Movea has a global reach with headquarters in Grenoble, France, a U.S. subsidiary in Silicon Valley, California, as well as technology partners, manufacturing partners and distributors around the world. Movea also owns the Gyration brand of consumer electronics products; makers of the original Air Mouse. Further information about Movea can be found at www.movea.com.
Movea’s MotionIC offering includes chips and chipsets, SmartMotion firmware, software API’s and kits for developers, and IP that enables OEM’s, Set Top Box (STB) suppliers, Digital TV manufacturers and service providers to rapidly adopt and integrate 2 to 9 axes of motion processing and control into their product solutions. MotionIC is sensor agnostic; i.e., it will work with any sensors, and has the best tradeoff between cost, accuracy and function to meet system integrators’ and manufacturers’ requirements.
About Texas Instruments
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