STM collaborates with Microsoft to develop a motion and orientation HID sensor solution running on Windows 8

STMicroelectronics has collaborated with Microsoft to develop a motion and orientation Human Interface Device (HID) sensor solution running on the Windows 8 operating system. STMicroelectronics has been a lead collaborator during Windows 8 development for sensor ecosystem and user experience and, in this role, has been providing direct input and feedback to Microsoft for future sensor-based specifications and platforms. Now in volume production, ST’s award-winning iNEMO module combines a 3-axis digital gyroscope, a 3-axis digital accelerometer, and a 3-axis digital magnetometer with a proximity sensor, a barometric pressure sensor, and an STM32 microcontroller that runs ST’s iNEMO Engine sensor-fusion algorithms and HIDs using the Intelligent Interface Controller protocol.

ST’s sensor solution will be demonstrated at the Microsoft BUILD conference, September 13-16, 2011 in Anaheim, CA. STMicroelectronic is one of the only vendors to have received the Windows 7 motion and orientation sensor qualification, demonstrating the Company’s commitment to support Microsoft solutions.