InvenSense, Inc. announced SensorStudio and the InvenSense FireFly development kit, a sensor prototyping and development platform for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The InvenSense IoT development platform is centralized around the SensorStudio tool and InvenSense FireFly Development Kit, comprised of InvenSense’s ICM-30630 MEMS 6-axis sensor (3-axis gyroscope + 3-axis accelerometer) with an integrated sensor framework software interfacing with an Arduino Zero board. With SensorStudio and the FireFly development kit, developers are able to select and evaluate the FireFly embedded features (orientation, activity tracking, gestures, etc.), enable quick design and validate embedded features. The InvenSense development platform simplifies, configures and extends the FireFly SensorHub Framework, bringing a unique level of simplification and integration to build smart IoT applications faster.
SensorStudio is a new and powerful graphical development tool originated by InvenSense to ease the development and programming of sensors and algorithms. SensorStudio provides the environment for extending and customizing FireFly capabilities, supplying standard sensor block functions derived from its sensor framework software. SensorStudio visually assembles elements in a logical way and accesses all the necessary visualizations to fully support the sensor fusion design cycle. SensorStudio allows developers to program and add sensors to the Sensor Framework via a documented set of APIs to control I2C, GPIO, tasks and timers, while masking the complexity of real-time OS. Using simple GUI sensors blocks, SensorStudio can be arranged in elegant flow charts for developers to run and validate their programs, facilitating the rapid prototyping and application development for IoT applications.
The hardware element of the development kit is based on the single-chip InvenSense ICM-30630, the world’s first tri-core 6-axis motion tracking solution with integrated framework software serving as a sensor hub that supports the collection and processing of data from internal and external sensors. The integrated InvenSense Sensor Framework provides an open and powerful platform for creating cutting-edge always-on applications, allowing customers to leverage InvenSense sensors and algorithms in order to build their own products.
InvenSense’s new FireFly development kit is compatible with Arduino hardware and GCC-based development tools. The development kit includes a fully self-contained sensor software solution with additional memory space available on chip, allowing customers to program with their own logic, creating a platform that is easily scalable and deployable.
“As the Internet of Things ecosystem continues to grow, companies increasingly will look to platforms and services that help them manage and analyze the streams of data coming from connected cars, thermostats and smartwatches. Sensors will play a pivotal role in this growth as they are responsible for gathering and outputting valuable data,” said Eitan Medina, vice president marketing and product management, InvenSense. “With SensorStudio and the FireFly development kit creating an easy-to-use scalable sensor development platform, InvenSense is providing its customers the tools they need to develop and productize their own IoT platforms by leveraging sensor fusion and our SensorHub framework.”
The SensorStudio and the FireFly Development Kit are being demonstrated this week at the InvenSense Developers Conference, and are available for purchase and download on InvenSense’s Developers Corner website. For additional information on InvenSense development platform, please visit www.invensense.com.
InvenSense, Inc. (NYSE: INVN) is the world’s leading provider of MEMS sensor platforms. The company’s patented InvenSense Fabrication Platform and MotionFusion® technology address the emerging needs of many mass-market consumer applications via improved performance, accuracy, and intuitive motion-, gesture- and sound-based interfaces. InvenSense technology can be found in Mobile, Wearables, Smart Home, Industrial, and Automotive products. InvenSense is headquartered in San Jose, California and has offices in Boston, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, France, Canada, Slovakia and Italy.
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