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InvenSense at CES +1
In addition to demonstrating all the technologies I've talked about in recent months, InvenSense has announced two new chips at CES. The ICM-30631 is targeted at wrist-worn fitness devices and extends the Firefly platform by adding the new heart rate monitoring functionality, in addition to sleep quality analysis, calorie counting, speed/distance, gestures, etc. It is sampling today and should be in mass production by the second quarter.
The MOD-1600 is targeted at drones, head mounted displays and IoT applications. The main improvement here seems to be stabilized performance in the face of varying temperatures, which I could see as being important for drones and some IoT applications. It claims to be the industry's smallest 6-axes motion tracking module with such capabilities and will be available for sampling this quarter.
It's good to see InvenSense continuing to innovate, and I will try to get some direct feedback from the demos at CES, which starts tomorrow and runs through Saturday.