Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:6981) (ISIN: JP3914400001) (hereinafter "Murata") and Sensor Platforms, Inc. (hereinafter "SPI") announced today they have had a collaborative relationship for over three years.
The indoor navigation, activity-monitoring market will become a reality now that Murata and SPI have teamed up. The newly developed best PDR (Pedestrian Dead Reckoning) algorithm by SPI, combined with Murata’s high-accuracy, low-power, low noise MEMS technology (pressure sensor currently under development), will minimize the error over distance traveled, bringing much needed accuracy to the PDR market. It will lead to a first in consumer satisfaction.
By using SPI’s PDR function, customers are able to detect position, utilizing a variety of sensors with their algorithm. With Murata’s MEMS sensor high-accuracy height detection added into this function, it will enable precise Z-axis information, enabling users to freely move around the third dimension world.
Minimum power consumption is always a critical issue for smartphone/tablet devices, however this will also be accomplished by utilizing both Murata’s hardware and SPI’s software.
About Murata: (http://www.murata.com/)
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. With annual revenues of ¥681 billion (~$6.8B USD), Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world.
For more information, visit Murata's website at http://www.murata.com/
About Sensor Platforms Inc (www.sensorplatforms.com)
Sensor Platforms is a venture-financed company located in Silicon Valley that develops, for licensing, algorithmic software enabling consumer applications to better understand user contexts and intent.