Movea Licenses Leading SmartMotion Technology to Microchip
Adding to the growing number of industry leaders who use innovative Movea solutions to deliver high performance, high accuracy sensor hub microcontrollers
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES), Las Vegas – Jan. 6, 2014 – Movea (www.movea.com), the leading provider of data-fusion and motion-processing technologies, today announced that Microchip Technology Inc. has incorporated Movea’s SmartMotion technology into the newly announced Microchip SSC7102 sensor hub. Movea’s high accuracy motion processing models enhance the user experience by delivering compelling motion driven applications and services all while reducing power consumption.
“Our focus is to continuously provide more advanced features to the mobile computing market that deliver the best user experience while preserving battery life,” said Patrick Johnson, VP of Microchip’s Computing Products Group. “Movea brings the motion processing expertise that, when combined with our sensor hub, opens a world of new possibilities for mobile computing manufacturers.”
Movea’s Windows 8.1 compliant sensor hub library is integrated within Microchip’s SSC7102 sensor hub and uses Movea’s patented auto calibration techniques for the gyroscope and magnetometer inputs to give best in class resilience to magnetic perturbations that commonly occur inside larger buildings.
Movea’s firmware delivers fast, accurate and responsive 3D orientation, eCompass, and gestures that facilitate excellent user interaction and acceptance when used within a wide range of applications. Embedding these functions within the Windows 8.1 sensor hub architecture frees up the main processor from the overhead of the repeat processing of these computationally intensive operations while achieving these functions for just a few tens of mWatts.
“Consumers have shown they are eager to use smarter and context aware devices,” said Sam Guilaumé, CEO of Movea. “We’re excited to partner on the SSC7102 to develop enhanced mobile solutions and deliver more meaningful information that advances the way we interact with our devices.”
Movea’s SmartMotion embedded solutions include high performance, scalable and flexible data fusion software libraries that make it easy for sensor, processor and mobile platform vendors to offer a complete solution to smartphone and tablet OEMs/ODMs .
Microchip’s SSC7102 sensor hub is available today. Movea and Microchip will together promote their combined solution to mobile computing manufacturers. Movea and Microchip will demonstrate the solution at their respective booths – (Movea: #25336) and Microchip (Microchip: MP25554) at CES, from Jan 7 to 10, 2014.
Movea is the leading provider of data fusion and motion processing firmware, software, and IP for the consumer electronics industry. Thriving on its portfolio of more than 500 patents, Movea turns sensor data into meaningful personal information, decoding and analyzing sensor signals using ultra-low power, high performance algorithms and data hub technology. Our expertise enables customers and partners to unlock the 1 trillion sensors opportunity into 1 million smart applications for mobile, sports and interactive TV while reducing the risk, cost, and time-to-market for delivering compelling new features that differentiate their products and deliver more end-user value.
Movea has a global presence with headquarters in Grenoble, France, subsidiaries in the U.S. in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Seoul, South Korea, as well as technology and manufacturing partners and distributors around the world. For more information visit www.movea.com or follow us on Twitter at @MoveaDataFusion.
About Microchip Technology
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com/get/VJUG.
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