NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI), today announced that the Lenovo VIBE X2 Pro smartphone, due to be released in April 2015, will use the NXP LPC54100 series of microcontrollers for always-on sensor processing applications. Lenovo selected the LPC54100 series for its processing power and market-leading power efficiency to maximize battery life while supporting today’s popular and innovative always-on sensor-based features.
Today’s average smartphone uses up to 12 sensors to detect or measure data such as movement, orientation, location, voice, light intensity and more. As an ultra-low-power sensor hub, LPC54100 microcontrollers offer a more power-efficient alternative to an application processor for sensor interface and processing, using as little as 3 µA for always-on ‘sensor listening’ and as little as 55 µA/MHz for active mode sensor data aggregation. In addition, the power-efficient Cortex-M4 core provides ample bandwidth for sensor fusion algorithms to support features such as motion, gesture control and context awareness, and can scale to address new use cases or new features as they become available.
“The new Lenovo VIBE X2 Pro was designed to deliver high performance with longer battery life to enhance the mobile experience of consumers, and NXP’s microcontroller helps us achieve this goal,” said Leo Liu, executive director at Lenovo MBG R&D. “Always-on features are the new trend in smartphones and we make these features useable and power efficient by working with partners like NXP.”
“Sensors are increasingly being used to drive innovative design of smart devices that are aware of their external environment. This ‘always listening’ nature, of course, uses more power and battery life which is a major issue for consumers,” said Jim Trent, vice president and general manager, MCU Secure Monitoring & Control, NXP Semiconductors.
“The LPC54100’s breakthrough power efficiency is enabling the new Lenovo VIBE to enhance the mobile user’s experience with extended battery life by off-loading the application processor from taxing sensor-based features like motion, gestures, and context awareness. The MCU’s performance and power scalability give our customers the flexibility to further differentiate future generations of products with additional features and use cases.”
Additional product information is available online:
- LPC54100 Series product info: http://www.nxp.com/LPC54100
- LPC54102 Sensor Processing/Motion Solution info: www.nxp.com/spm-solution
- LPCXpresso54102 Evaluation Board: www.nxp.com/demoboard/OM13077.html
About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) creates solutions that enable secure connections for a smarter world. Building on its expertise in High Performance Mixed Signal electronics, NXP is driving innovation in the automotive, identification and mobile industries, and in application areas including wireless infrastructure, lighting, healthcare, industrial, consumer tech and computing. NXP has operations in more than 25 countries, and posted revenue of $5.65 billion in 2014. Find out more at www.nxp.com.