Sensor hub supports low power “sensor fusion” projects

January 08, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Microchip has co-operated with third-party sensor manufacturers to enable flexibility in providing Windows 8-based PCs, 2-in-1 convertibles, tablets and gaming applications to access motion and position data via turnkey solution; it supports fusion of data from multiple sensors of motion and environmental factors, and extends battery-life by consuming ~4 mA while running complex sensor-fusion algorithms

SSC7102 allows sensors to be added to virtually anything; data from multiple sensors, which sense motion via accelerometers, magnetometers and gyroscopes, as well as environmental factors such as light, temperature, humidity and pressure, needs to be incorporated or “fused” in the system. The sensor hub runs these complex sensor-fusion algorithms, while providing maximum flexibility in an easy-to-implement solution.

In developing the SSC7102 Microchip partnered with industry-leading companies, such as Bosch and Movea, to deliver an easy-to-use, Windows 8.1-certified HID-over-I 2C solution with exceptionally low power consumption. The SSC7102 sensor hub is available in a 6 x 6 mm body, BGA package.