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Low-power sensor hub designed for smartphones, tablets, wearables, and the Internet of Things

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:06pm

Daniel Chaitow, Marketing Communications with Hillcrest Labs, poses with the 2014 ECN IMPACT Awards finalist certificate for the SH-1 sensor hub.Hillcrest Labs announced it has designed a new sensor hub product to change how consumers use their smartphones and other portable electronics. Sensor hubs are a separate class of chips designed to offload sensor management from the main processor. Hillcrest’s SH-1 sensor hubis a turn-key software solution that provides ‘always on’ features such as context awareness and gesture recognition to augment the consumer experience and minimize system power consumption. At launch, Hillcrest’s software will be paired with a cost-effective, low power SAM D20 ARM Cortex M0+ based microcontroller from Atmel, which enables device manufacturers to get to market quickly. Features include: 

  • A complete software package that includes high performance, low-power sensor fusion, context awareness and gesture recognition algorithms, optimized sensor drivers, and the hub/host interface.
  • Data from up to six different types of sensors — including inertial, magnetic, and environmental sensors.
  • A combination of a low-power sensor hub microcontroller and Hillcrest’s software.

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