The MPU-6500, a second-generation 6-axis MotionTracking device by InvenSense is the world’s smallest 6-axis device. Housed in a 3 x 3 x 0.9mm QFN package, the device lowers power, improves performance and cost, in addition to being small.
Addressing stringent high-performance location-based services, the device lowers power 60%, reduces package size 45%, and provides major accelerometer nose, bias, and sensitivity improvements.
The single-chip MPU-6500 combines a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, and on-board Digital Motion Processor (DMP). It operates at a mere 1.8 volts, consuming only 6.1mW of power in full operation. With breakthrough gyroscope performance of ±5dps zero-rate-output and 0.01deps/vHz of noise, the device delivers dramatically improved accelerometer specs, including a typical offset of ±60mg, 250µg/vHz of noise and 18mA of current in low-power mode.
Fully compliant with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean release, the software drivers support new low power DMP capabilities to offload the host processor, lower power consumption, and simplify application development. Sampling now with production volumes expected in Q4 2012.
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