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|Freescale Xtrinsic eCompass Software Provides Fast, Accurate Orientation Data for Mobile Devices|
New sensor fusion solution delivers highly accurate context awareness for mobile, 3D gaming, and eHealth applications
“As multiple sensors are added to smartphones and other mobile devices, more sophisticated software is required to realize the system performance benefits of a multi-axis sensor system,” said Seyed Paransun, vice president and general manager of Freescale’s Sensor & Actuator Solutions Division. “Our new Xtrinsic eCompass software is just one example of providing Xtrinsic sensor solutions supported and differentiated by performance oriented software algorithms for quick implementation and time to market.”
According to an IHS iSuppli MEMS & Sensors H2 2011 Special Report, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of magnetic sensors is 14 percent in the wireless market and 56 percent in the consumer market, while global revenue from motion sensor technology in smartphones and tablets is expected to nearly double over the next five years, expanding from
Advanced sensor fusion algorithms allow the inherent strengths of various sensors to trade off one another in order to achieve far greater optimization. Using Freescale’s Xtrinsic eCompass software, designers can quickly solve their design challenges and employ highly accurate sensing technologies for a variety of mobile applications. Supporting application note documentation, development tools and an embedded simulation framework are just a few of the essential tools provided to make this software integration effort seamless.
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Xtrinsic eCompass software: product features
The combination of Freescale’s Xtrinsic accelerometers and Xtrinsic MAG3110 magnetometer with Xtrinsic eCompass software enables full tilt-compensated and calibrated electronic compass data. Available in source code for exclusive use with Freescale’s Xtrinsic smart sensing solutions and compatible with existing mobile operating systems and hardware, Xtrinsic eCompass software is easily integrated with a full range of mobile solutions.
Freescale’s Xtrinsic eCompass software features include:
Availability and pricing
Xtrinsic eCompass software is available online through a click-through software license at http://www.freescale.com/eCompass.
Freescale’s Sensor Toolbox is a common platform for accelerometers, magnetometers, pressure and touch sensors. The development board for use in electronic compass development is:
A proven leader in sensing solutions
Expanding on its more than 30-year heritage of sensor innovation, Freescale's Xtrinsic sensing solutions are designed with the right combination of high-performance sensing capability, processing capacity and customizable software to help deliver smart, differentiated sensing applications. With Xtrinsic sensing solutions, Freescale’s vision is to offer a diverse and differentiated product portfolio to meet the expanding needs of the automotive, consumer and industrial segments. Xtrinsic solutions offer distinct blends of functionality and intelligence designed to help customers differentiate and win in highly competitive markets.
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Source: Freescale Semiconductor