STMicroelectronics has introduced the LSM330 iNEMO inertial module which is a miniature 6-axis sensor device with custom motion recognition capabilities
BANGALORE, INDIA: STMicroelectronics has introduced the LSM330 iNEMO inertial module which is a miniature 6-axis sensor device with custom motion recognition capabilities.
The LSM330 module consists of a 3-axis digital gyroscope and a 3-axis digital accelerometer with two embedded finite state machines with programmable blocks that enable custom motion recognition inside the module. Through programmable state machines, specific motions or gestures, associated actions and applications can be identified.
Through integrated processing capability in MEMS sensors, power consumption in battery-hungry portable devices can be decreased. This will bring in flexibility to the design of motion enabled consumer electronics.
The inertial module detects acceleration up to 16g and angular rate up to 2,000dps along the pitch, roll and yaw axes. As per STMicroelectronics, integration of high-resolution linear- and angular-motion sensing in a single device increases system robustness and the advanced module design ensures superior thermal and mechanical stability.
Wide range of applications, such as wearable sensor applications, motion-activated user interfaces in phones and tablets; motion detection and map-matching for indoor/outdoor navigation, augmented reality and other location-based services can use LSM330 multi-sensor module.
The module includes power-down and sleep modes and an embedded FIFO (first-in first-out) memory block for smarter power management. This will address the issue of power constraints in battery operated portable devices.
It can operate with any supply voltage over the range of 2.4 to 3.6V. customers using ST's single-function sensors can upgrade their designs, reducing the board size, number of external components, and overall application system complexity with the iNEMO module. The LSM330 6-degrees-of-freedom module will start sampling by the end of Q4 2012 Unit pricing is Rs.226.78 ($4.15) for volumes in the range of 1,000 pieces.