TDK Corporation offers availability of the InvenSense SmartBug globally. The device is a compact, wireless multi-sensor solution created for a multitude of commercial and consumer IoT applications. The out-of-the-box solution facilitates quick and easy access to reliable and smart sensor data with no requirement for programming, soldering or extra modifications. The device is an all-in-one sensor module that combines the company's six-axis IMU (gyroscope plus accelerometer) with magnetometer, humidity and ultrasonic sensors, pressure, temperature, and high-precision algorithms. These algorithms incorporate sensor fusion, HVAC filter monitoring, asset monitoring, activity classification, gesture detection, air mouse monitoring and smart door open/close detection.
The module facilitates accurate and remote monitoring via both BLE and WiFi and offers autonomous SD card data logging ability for IoT applications with high data volumes. With its small size, flat base and wireless features, the device is an excellent one-size-fits-all solution that is able to be placed almost anywhere, from a simple door to an industrial robot, offering high-quality remote data collection.
“SmartBug will make the process of gathering intelligent multi-sensor data very simple and effective,” says Sahil Choudhary, product manager, Motion and Pressure Sensors – IoT, InvenSense, a TDK Group Company. “This module is designed as the smallest complete IoT solution available to deliver quick and easy ‘smart sensor data,’ and is the perfect enabler for any product developer across consumer and commercial IoT applications.”