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August 08, 2011

Yamaha Debuts YAS532 Tri-axial Geomagnetic Sensor Integrated Circuit for Smartphones

The Yamaha (News - Alert) Corporation has brought out new tri-axial geomagnetic sensor integrated circuit for use in smartphones and tablet PCs, which will be available in mid-September, 2011.

Belonging to Yamaha's geomagnetic sensor series, the new YAS532 poses1.5mm by 1.5mm in size, which according to the company is the world's smallest tri-axial geomagnetic sensor integrated circuit currently introduced.

This newly introduced sensor circuit is backed by Yamaha's proprietary technology, making it smaller in size through a monolithic structure that generates the sensor elements and CMOS circuits all on the same chip.

According to the company officials, the newly released YAS532 is comparable with previously released YAS530 which has been sold until now and has a 56% smaller size, with a 150% increase in dynamic range for further precision and with a lower consumption of power.

The company is currently selling the existing product with auto-calibration software that uses proprietary algorithms, and drivers for the various OS types, which will be made available in a timely fashion, and while responding to customer needs with technical support of the implementation of geomagnetic sensor integrated circuits, said the company officials.

Yamaha Corporation recent announcement also includes that it has began mass production and shipments of its new Audio and Voice Hub CODEC IC (1) for Smartphones and Tablet PCs in October 2011. The company officials said that the demand has increased for CODECs that act as a hub for analog and digital signal processing, with an increasing variety of audio and voice signal types compatible with smartphones.

There is increasing demand for Noise Suppressors, which cut the amount of ambient noise when speaking on the phone, as well as Echo Cancellers, which make hands-free operations possible. There is also a growing market for an Audio CODEC IC with all of these functions built in, said the company officials.

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Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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