Las Vegas, Nev. − MEMSIC, Inc. announced at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) a wearable connected watch development kit for a variety of wearable consumer electronic applications with connectivity to Apple and Android platforms, including health and fitness and sports devices. The microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor manufacturer claims the MMW-SDK is the first of its kind connected watch development kit, which simplifies the integration of sensors by providing all of the required calibration libraries and sensor fusion software.
The MMW-SDK leverages the ultra-low power and small size of the recently introduced MEMSIC MMC3416xPJ magnetometer, allowing developers to create always-on, wearable applications that enhance the user experience and use of mobile handsets and tablets, said MEMSIC. The MMC3416xPJ uses less than 50 uA of current.
The MMC3416xPJ can provide fast, highly accurate heading, rotation and attitude information which, combined with MEMSIC’s sensor fusion software, enable applications to understand the context of the user, such as whether the user is standing, sitting, lying, walking or running, said MEMSIC. It can also assist in indoor navigation applications. The SDK also provides a wireless connection to another mobile device, which further simplifies the development and integration process, according to the company.
The MEMSIC electronic compass software is said to provide a highly accurate fully tilt compensated electronic compass with calibration that supports MEMSIC’s recently introduced MMC3416xPJ ultra-low-noise, low-power magnetometer in a 1.6 x 1.6 x 0.6-mm package. The high heading accuracy of the compass is enabled by the high performance and low noise of the MMC3416PJ.
Availability: The MMW-SDK will be available in April 2014.