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InvenSense High Performance IMUs Fully Support Daydream & Tango Requirements

ICM-20602 and ICM-20603 providing needed performance for improved end-user experience with Google’s virtual and augmented reality technology

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 28, 2017-- InvenSense, Inc. (NYSE:INVN), a leading provider of MEMS sensor platforms, today announced that the recently released ICM-20602 6-axis inertial sensor (3-axis accelerometer + 3-axis gyroscope) targeted for Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality/Head Mounted Display (AR/VR/HMD) applications is being used in Daydream-ready and Tango enabled smartphones. InvenSense’s sensor solutions deliver on the key parameters of sensitivity, sensitivity response (SR), sensitivity error, offset vs temperature, and sensitivity drift vs temperature, bringing a superior VR and AR experience.

VR/AR is still largely in the early stages of technological development yet requires a very high-performance IMU to secure the smallest possible motion-to-photon latency which helps in delivering a comfortable VR experience. Google’s initiatives with Daydream and Tango have accelerated the development of VR/AR software, hardware and applications, bringing to the market a platform for a higher quality AR/VR experience. As the leading MEMS sensor provider, InvenSense has achieved the needed high performances for both Daydream and Tango with the ICM-20602– passing the Android 7.x HiFi requirements. The new ICM-20602 and the previously introduced ICM-20690 have been launched in the marketplace with Daydream-ready and Tango enabled smartphones.

“Pushing the boundaries with the sole aim of providing the best possible VR and AR experiences to end-users, is at the core of everything we do at InvenSense,” explained Nicolas Sauvage, Senior Director, Ecosystem at InvenSense. “Working very closely with Google’s Daydream and Tango teams has helped us really focus on the most important performance factors that translate in the best possible end-user experience, and helped contribute a superior experience towards our OEMs Daydream-ready and Tango-ready devices.”

In addition, Virtual Reality devices from Facebook Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Augmented Reality devices from Microsoft HoloLens, and other Chinese VR/AR companies all use various InvenSense motion sensors. In addition to the excellent performance in hardware, InvenSense’s software algorithms available in the previously introduced ICM-20603 help the OEM to achieve faster time to market by delivering:

  • 1KHz ODR Sensor Fusion – Low Latency high rate sensor fusion with accurate orientation for head-tracking applications
  • In-run Calibration – Constant calibration of Accel/gyro/mag bias over time and temperature by normal VR movie and gaming head motions
  • Predictive Quaternion – Accurate calculation of the look-ahead orientation to compensate for the rendering delay inherent in application processors (Aps) or PCs.

The InvenSense 6-axis ICM-20602 is currently available in mass production (MP). The InvenSense 6-axis ICM-20603 HMD/VR solution is sampling today to key customers. For additional information and data sheets, please visit www.invensense.com or contact InvenSense Sales at sales@invensense.com.

About InvenSense

InvenSense, Inc. (NYSE:INVN) is the world’s leading provider of MEMS sensor platforms. InvenSense’s vision of Sensing Everything targets the consumer electronics and industrial markets with integrated Motion and Sound solutions. Our solutions combine MEMS (micro electrical mechanical systems) sensors, such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, compasses, and microphones with proprietary algorithms and firmware that intelligently process, synthesize, and calibrate the output of sensors, maximizing performance and accuracy. InvenSense’s motion tracking, audio and location platforms, and services can be found in Mobile, Wearables, Smart Home, Industrial, Automotive, and IoT products. On December 21, 2016, InvenSense, Inc. and TDK Corporation entered a definitive merger agreement. Completion of the transaction is expected in second quarter of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, and is subject to approvals by InvenSense shareholders and the relevant regulatory authorities. InvenSense is headquartered in San Jose, California and has offices worldwide. For more information, go to www.invensense.com and http://www.coursaretail.com.

©2017 InvenSense, Inc. All rights reserved. InvenSense, Sensing Everything, FireFly, SensorStudio, TrustedSensor, Coursa, UltraPrint, MotionTracking, MotionProcessing, MotionProcessor, MotionFusion, MotionApps, InvenSenseTV, DMP, AAR, and the InvenSense logo are trademarks of InvenSense, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

Source: InvenSense, Inc.

InvenSense, Inc.
David A. Almoslino, 408-501-2278
Senior Director, Corporate Marketing
pr@invensense.com

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