New 10-axis motion-sensing module enables rapid prototyping and quick market introduction of wearable devices
March 12, 2014 (Newswire.com) - Today, Sensoplex announces availability of the SP-10C 10-axis motion processing module, enabling rapid development and market launch of wearable products for OEMs and systems integrators.
"The SP-10C enables customers to quickly take their vision from concept to manufacturing. In addition, by using our module as a development platform, customers can take advantage of Sensoplex's economies of scale for lowered manufacturing costs" said Hamid Farzaneh, CEO at Sensoplex.
The SP-10C module incorporates best-in-class hardware and software including 3-axis gyroscope, accelerometer, and magnetometer sensors from InvenSense, as well as pressure and temperature sensors from Bosch Sensortec.
32 MB flash memory and Serial Peripheral Interface bus
Following prior success of the SP-10BN, Sensoplex has responded to customers' requests for increased onboard flash memory. With the introduction of the SP-10C, the module now offers 32 MByte of flash memory, which enables greater storage capacity for motion data. The benefit is that faster real-time computing of sensed motions, pressure, temperature, and other inputs can be achieved, leading to enhanced performance in the OEM's product and increased end-user satisfaction.
Also new to this version is the inclusion of Serial Peripheral Interface bus (SPI), which replaces the Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C) bus. With the current implementation, higher data throughput with lowered power consumption can be achieved, again making for faster systems, and a better user experience.
Positive customer impact
The SP-10C offers full backward software and dimensional compatibility with the SP-10BN. OEM customers can easily transition to the newer module in order to offer more capable products or to address new applications in many diverse areas such as: sports and fitness, medical devices, health monitoring, emergency first responders, and industrial.
By embedding the SP-10C into a wireless personal system, a customer can use the module as a platform for further development, thus reducing cost and precious time-to-market, enabling the customer to hit crucial market launch windows.
Another enhancement made in SP-10C is the availability of a USB port for faster data communications with external devices. This facilitates high speed transfer of motion data from the 32MB Flash to a host for processing and allows direct reprogramming of the embedded firmware without an external adaptor board.
The SP-10C is currently available as part of the Sensoplex SDK-1010 software development kit, which includes two SP-10C modules, a USB-powered adapter board, connecting cable, and software. The kit enables customers to quickly construct mockups to determine proof of concept and begin design prototyping.
Founded in 2012, Sensoplex is a product accelerator and enabler for OEM companies focused on wireless wearable and internet-of-things applications. The company offers a range of low power sensing platforms that can be easily and rapidly customized to customers' specifications to help productize ideas quickly and at the lowest cost.
For more information, contact:
Jens Paetau, VP Sales
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