STMicroelectronics launches miniature 9-Axis Inertial Module with 32-bit Processing Unit
STMicroelectronics has introduced INEMO-M1, a smart multi-sensor module offering 9-degrees-of-freedom sensing and a 32-bit processing unit.The integration of complex motion and magnetic sensing with powerful processing capabilities and dedicated software in a miniaturized module brings an extraordinary degree of realism to Gaming, Human Machine Interface, Robotics, Portable Navigation Devices, and Patient Monitoring.The INEMO-M1 System-on-Board completely senses and assimilates linear acceleration, angular velocity, earth gravity and heading, enabling users to precisely detect their direction, orientation and movements in all three dimensions.
The INEMO-M1 is the first member of the new System-on-Board family built around ST’s award-winning 3 iNEMO smart multi-sensor technology. The compact 13 x 13 x 2mm unit integrates a 6-axis geomagnetic sensor, a 3-axis gyroscope, and an STM32, ST’s market-leading ARM-Cortex based 32-bit microcontroller. The iNEMO module offers a wide range of interfaces, including USB 2.0, CAN, USART, SPI, I2C, analog-to-digital channels for external inputs, and flexible power-supply options. IHS iSuppli, a market research firm, forecasts the market for 9-axis sensor fusion 4 in handsets and media tablets to exceed $1.3 billion by 2015.