French-Italian semiconductor giant STMicroelectronics (ST) has now extended the benefits of its motion-detection machine-learning core (MLC) technologies for industrial and high-end consumer applications with its latest ISM330DHCX and LSM6DSRX 6-axis iNEMO™ inertial measurement units (IMU).
The company claims that this MLC can perform basic AI pre-processing of motion data using about 0.001 times the power a typical microcontroller (MCU) would consume to complete the same task.
Thus, IMUs featuring this IP can offload the host MCU, enabling longer battery runtime, lower maintenance, and reduced size and weight in context-aware and motion-sensing devices, ST added.
Now, the company’s latest iNEMO sensors can be used for high-end consumer and industrial applications for example – augmented/virtual reality, drone flight controls, dead-reckoning navigation systems, disk-antenna positioning systems, fleet management, container-tracking devices, and dynamic inclinometers for industrial vehicles.
Further, the company’s LSM6DSRX iNEMO sensor is designed for consumer applications and contains a 3-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis digital gyroscope with the extended full-scale angular-rate range up to ±4000dps and leading-edge performance in temperature and time.
However, ST’s industrial-grade ISM330DHCX iNEMO sensor offers 10-years of product-longevity assurance and is specified from -40 degree Celsius to 105 degree Celsius, with embedded temperature compensation for superior stability.
The company said that both the devices are currently in production. Further, this ISM330DHCX iNEMO sensor is available as a 14-lead plastic land grid array (LGA) device, and priced from USD 4.00 in quantities of 1,000 pieces, while the consumer-grade LSM6DSRX is priced at USD 3.50.
ST’s net revenues stood at USD 9.56 billion in 2019, and have served more than 1,00,000 customers globally. The company is a specialist in semiconductor technology and offers intelligent and energy-efficient products and solutions for everyday life.