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Movea Delivers Most Complete, Highest Accuracy, Lowest-Power Sensor-Hub Evaluation Kit for Mobile Devices

Movea, a leader in data-fusion and motion-sensing technologies, announced today the availability of its first SASH (Smart Architecture Sensor Hub) evaluation kit – the most complete, lowest-power sensor-hub evaluation kit available. SASH-1, built on STMicroelectronics’ STM32F401 microcontroller and powered by Movea’s SmartMotion™ technology, is an Android 4.4-based evaluation kit that lets OEMs and application developers get to market fast with immediate access to the broadest and most advanced set of features.

SASH-1 is a complete software and hardware package on a Nexus phone including Movea’s optimized embedded algorithms that deliver ultra-low-power features, allowing developers to unlock the potential of a trillion sensors into a million applications. It performs all 9-axis always-on motion processing required by Android 4.4 on the stand-alone sensor hub, offloading the processing tasks from the application processor.

Movea’s SASH-1 is the first to offer unparalleled, always-on functions at ultra-low power consumption, including Android 4.4 requirements and beyond:

  • Significant motion detection <40mW
  • Step counting <100mW
  • Activity monitoring and context awareness <300mW
    • Cadency, speed and distance when walking and running
    • Energy expenditure
    • Context detection for walking, running and in transport
    • Extensive library supporting a wide range of sports at >95 percent
  • Pedestrian Dead Reckoning <1.8mW
    • Step cadency, distance, heading, floor detection enabling best trajectory performance

“Consumer demand for more advanced and context-aware applications is skyrocketing, and Movea is meeting that demand head-on with this industry-leading technology,” said Sam Guilaume, CEO of Movea. “Our SASH-1 is unlike any other technology out there, providing the user with an unrivaled, context-aware experience. From detecting users’ speed as they walk down the street to recognizing when they are on the train, this sensor-hub evaluation kit provides developers with an opportunity to turn this sensor data into meaningful information for new, always-on applications. Movea’s high-accuracy algorithms on the latest Android software release is leading the movement for enhancing the end user experience while driving down power consumption.”

Now available, you can see SASH-1 in action at MWC in Barcelona, from February 24 to 27. Please drop by the Movea meeting room 7P2MR in Hall 7 or schedule an appointment by contacting [email protected].

About Movea

Movea is the leading provider of data fusion and motion processing firmware, software, and IP for the consumer electronics industry. Thriving on its portfolio of more than 500 patents, Movea turns sensor data into meaningful personal information, decoding and analyzing sensor signals using ultra-low power, high performance algorithms and data hub technology. Our expertise enables customers and partners to unlock the 1 trillion sensors opportunity into 1 million smart applications for mobile, sports and interactive TV while reducing the risk, cost, and time-to-market for delivering compelling new features that differentiate their products and deliver more end-user value.

Movea has a global presence with headquarters in Grenoble, France, subsidiaries in the U.S. in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Seoul, South Korea, as well as technology and manufacturing partners and distributors around the world. For more information visit www.movea.com or follow us on Twitter at @MoveaDataFusion.

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