New module makes motion monitoring easy

25-02-2015 | Microchip Technology | 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 data. 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 applications. 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

By Craig Dyball