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TMCNet:  InvenSense™ Introduces Family of 'AlwaysOn' MEMS Solutions for the Smartphone Market

[January 06, 2014]

InvenSense™ Introduces Family of 'AlwaysOn' MEMS Solutions for the Smartphone Market

SAN JOSE, Calif --(Business Wire)--

InvenSense, Inc. (NYSE: INVN), the leading provider of MotionTracking sensor system on chip (SoC) and Sound devices, announces a family of motion and audio solutions for the smartphone market enabling a complete 'AlwaysOn' experience. The InvenSense ICM-20628 (world's lowest power 6-axis motion SoC), the ICS-40160 (best in class analog microphone) and ICS-40310 (world's lowest-current microphone) are sampling to select customers. These new 'AlwaysOn' solutions embrace InvenSense's vision to be the leading provider of sensor SoC by enabling the most seamless sensing experience at the lowest power. InvenSense has created a platform for sensor integration by combining best in class sensors with powerful algorithms and embedded software.

The single chip ICM-20628 SoC offers the world's highest performance and lowest power fully autonomous 6-axis motion tracking solution. Combining industry leading gyroscope and accelerometer specifications with InvenSense third generation digital motion processing and algorithms this SoC consumes less than 2mW. This unprecedented performance and power is achieved while delivering new features, such as:

  • Self calibration for continuous high performance over extended lifetime
  • Activity classification for fitness and context aware applications
  • Data storage and batching for collecting motion history and external processor suspension

InvenSense's ICM-20628 MotionApps software is fully compliant with, and drop-in ready for, multiple operating systms, including Google's latest Android (News - Alert) KitKat release.

The InvenSense ICS-40160 MEMS microphone is best in class and draws only 50 �A in its low-power mode, while providing excellent 65 dB SNR in its high-performance mode. This product is ideal for smartphone applications requiring high performance, lower power and 'AlwaysOn' keyword detection.

With a supply current of 17 �A, the InvenSense ICS-40310 microphone consumes less than half the power of the nearest competitor, making it ideal for a dedicated 'AlwaysOn' audio sensor. The InvenSense low-noise analog microphone also provides high SNR performance of 64dB.

"Smartphones are an essential component of the Internet of Things (IoT), collecting and communicating ever increasing sensor data to the cloud, while consuming more power," said Ali Foughi, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at InvenSense. "By providing the world's lowest power Motion and Sound solutions, InvenSense enables an 'AlwaysOn' sensing experience with key features such as keyword recognition, activity recognition and location tracking."

InvenSense is exhibiting in booth�#31407�in South Hall 3 at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show taking place in Las Vegas from January 7 - 10, 2014. To schedule press and partner meetings at the show, contact�pr@invensense.com. For additional information and datasheets regarding these products, please visit www.invensense.com or contact InvenSense Sales at sales@invensense.com.

About InvenSense

InvenSense Inc. (NYSE: INVN) is the world's leading provider of�MotionTracking�sensor system on chip (SoC) and Sound sensor system on chip (SoC) solutions for consumer electronic devices. The company's patented�InvenSense�Fabrication Platform and patent-pending MotionFusion technology address the emerging needs of many mass-market consumer applications via improved performance, accuracy, and intuitive motion-, gesture- and sound-based interfaces. InvenSense technology can be found in consumer electronic products including smartphones, tablets, gaming devices, optical image stabilization, and remote controls for Smart TVs. The company's MotionTracking products are also being integrated into a number of industrial applications. InvenSense is headquartered in San Jose, California and has offices in China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Slovakia, and Wilmington, MA. More information can be found at�www.invensense.com.

©2014 InvenSense, Inc. All rights reserved. InvenSense, MotionTracking, MotionProcessing, MotionProcessor, MotionFusion, MotionApps, DMP, AAR, and the InvenSense logo are trademarks of InvenSense, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.


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