New module makes motion monitoring easy
Subs & Systems
Microchip has unveiled the new MM7150 Motion Module which combines
Microchip's SSC7150 motion co-processor with 9-axis sensors, including
accelerometer, magnetometer and gyroscope in a small, easy-to-use form
factor. With a simple I2C connection to most MCUs/MPUs, embedded/IoT
applications can easily tap into the module's advanced motion and position
The motion module contains Microchip's SSC7150 motion co-processor which is
pre-programmed with sophisticated sensor fusion algorithms which
intelligently filter, compensate and combine the raw sensor data to provide
highly accurate position and orientation information.
The small form factor module is self-calibrating during operation utilising
data from the pre-populated sensors: the Bosch BMC150 6-axis digital
compass; and the BMG160 3-axis gyroscope. The MM7150 motion module is
single-sided to be easily soldered down during the manufacturing process.
Microchip makes it easy to develop motion applications for a variety of
products using their MM7150 PICtail Plus Daughter Board.
The MM7150 Motion Module is well suited to a wide range of embedded
applications such as portable devices and robotics; industrial applications
such as commercial trucks, industrial automation, patient tracking and smart
farming; and consumer electronics such as the Internet of Things (IoT),
remote controls, gaming devices, toys and wearable devices; among other
To enable quick and easy prototyping, the MM7150 is supported by the MM7150
PICtail Plus Daughter Board (AC243007), which plugs directly into its
Explorer 16 Development Board (DM240001).
Embedded World 2015