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- InvenSense® is the pioneer and global market leader in MEMS System on Chip (SOC) solutions. Our single-chip MotionTracking™ solutions combine micro-electromechanical system, or MEMS, based motion sensors, such as accelerometers and gyroscopes, with mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) to improve performance, accuracy, and intuitive motion- and gesture-based interfaces. 

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ITG-3701 Triple-Axis GyroscopeITG-3701 Triple-Axis Gyroscope - Today’s wearable sports applications require higher than the common ±2000 dps (degrees per second) FSR so that critical data is not lost at the point of impact. The ±4000 dps range of the ITG-3701 enables precise analysis of a golf or tennis racquet swing, and soccer ball and basketball applications providing continuous data before, during, and after impact. The InvenSense ITG-3701 directly addresses the wearable sports market technology requirements with lowest-power consumption of only 5.9 mW (3.3 mA at 1.8 V), extending battery life and an industry first 0.75 mm height.  More...

ICS-40310 MEMS Analog MicrophoneICS-40310 MEMS Analog Microphone - The ICS-40310 is a high-performance MEMS microphone with a combination of very-low power consumption, high SNR, and a tiny package. Running from a 1 V supply, the ICS-40310 consumes only 16 µA of current while providing a 64 dB SNR with an analog 4.5 kΩ impedance output.  More...

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Invensense Shuttle

The InvenSense Shuttle gives MEMS developers the opportunity to fabricate their designs on InvenSense’s patented InvenSense Fabrication MEMS-CMOS integrated platform. This proven process has been used to produce over 200 million inertial sensors that have been integrated into a variety of applications. The InvenSense Shuttle is a multi-project shuttle service that is open to qualified MEMS device developers from commercial companies as well as from the research community. Contact nfshuttle@invensense.com to reserve your seat on the next InvenSense Shuttle.

University Program InvenSense is proud to be involved with higher education institutions and students with the usage of motion sensors. Motion sensors are quickly becoming essential components in a wide variety of applications enabling features that enhance the operation on an ever-expanding list of products. InvenSense is a strong believer that projects conducted at the university and collegiate level will contribute to the experience and success of students. Current students and professors worldwide will shape the fields of science and engineering in future years. University Program Request Form.


Developer's Corner

Our Developers Corner provides all the tools you need for intelligent sensor application development. InvenSense Registered Developers gain access to our Software Downloads, Developer Kits, Knowledge Center, Discussion Forum, Application Pages, Support Center, and eNewsletter.
More about InvenSense

InvenSense Inc. (NYSE: INVN) is the leading provider of intelligent sensor system on chip (SSoC) and Sound solutions for consumer electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, gaming devices, optical image stabilization, and remote controls for Smart TVs. The company’s sensor solutions are also being integrated into a number of industrial applications. The company’s patented InvenSense Fabrication Platform and MotionApps software address the emerging needs of many mass-market consumer applications via improved performance, accuracy, and intuitive motion-, gesture- and sound-based interfaces.

MotionTracking is rapidly becoming a key function in every consumer electronics device as it provides a more intuitive way for consumers to interact with their electronic devices by tracking their motions in free space and delivering these motions as input commands. Audio is similarly becoming complementary to motion as a means for interacting with contextually aware devices and applications. InvenSense’s vision is to be the leading provider of sensor Systems on Chips (SoC) platform solutions providing an ‘AlwaysOn’ solution by enabling the most seamless sensing experience at the lowest power.

InvenSense’s microphone portfolio builds on a strong heritage of industry firsts, including continuous improvement of MEMS microphone SNR, ever-higher integration levels, and even lower power consumption. InvenSense combines the capability to sense audio along with cutting-edge motion detection, which is important for many contextual awareness applications.

InvenSense MotionTracking portfolio accurately tracks complex user motions requires the use of motion sensors such as gyroscopes, accelerometers, compasses, and pressure sensors, properly calibrating the data, and then fusing the sensor outputs into a single and accurate data stream for use by motion applications. InvenSense delivers turn-key solutions with fully integrated MotionTracking devices, robust MotionApps algorithms, and in-use calibration firmware. The company’s patented InvenSense Fabrication process is the key technology which enables direct integration of MEMS mechanical structures with CMOS electronics at the wafer level.

Founded in 2003, InvenSense is headquartered in San Jose, California with offices in China, Korea, Japan, Slovakia, Taiwan, and Wilmington, MA.

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Tutorials

Unity 3D Gaming Engine Tutorial
Improving Apps with Android Gravity API Tutorial
Android MotionApps Tutorial

White Papers

An Overview of Motion Processing Solutions for Consumer Products
Development of high-performance, high-volume consumer MEMS gyroscopes
Image Stabilization Technology Overview
Motion Processing: The Next Breakthrough Function in Handsets
Motion Processing™ Technology Driving New Innovation in Consumer Products
Motion Sensors Gaining Inertia with Popular Consumer Electronics
Wafer Level Packaging of MOEMS Solves Manufacturability Challenges in Optical Cross Connect
Wafer-Scale Packaging and Integration Are Credited for New Generation of Low-Cost MEMS Motion Sensor Products

Application Notes

Motion
Invensense MEMS Handling
Motion Sensors Introduction
Glossary

Audio
MEMS Microphone Handling and Assembly Guide
Recommendations for Mounting and Connecting InvenSense MEMS Microphones
Reflow Soldering of MEMS Microphones
Microphone Specifications Explained
Recommendations for Sealing InvenSense Bottom-Port MEMS Microphones from Dust and Liquid Ingress
Microphone Array Beamforming
Op Amps for MEMS Microphone Preamp Circuits
Using a MEMS Microphone in a 2-Wire Microphone Circuit
High-Performance Analog MEMS Microphone Simple Interface to SigmaDSP Audio Codec
Low-Noise Analog MEMS Microphone and Preamp with Compression and Noise Gating
Low-Noise Directional Studio Microphone Reference Design
High-Performance Digital MEMS Microphone Simple Interface to SigmaDSP Audio Codec
High-Performance Digital MEMS Microphone Standard Digital Audio Interface to Blackfin DSP
Understanding Microphone Sensitivity
Inter-IC Digital Audio Interfaces
Analog and Digital MEMS Microphone Design Considerations
MEMS Microphone: The Future For Hearing Aids
Low Self-Noise: The First Step to High-Performance MEMS Microphone Applications

Software Documents

Embedded MotionDriver 6.1
Getting Started Guide
Features Guide
User porting Guide
Hardware Offset Registers Application Note
Orientation Matrix Transformation Chart

Embedded MotionDriver5.1.2
Tutorial
API Spec
5.1.2 Release Note
Hardware Offset Registers Application Note

Contextual Awareness Developer Kit
User Guide
Reference Board Application Note
API Spec
Schematic

MotionFit Developer Kit
User Guide
Reference Board Application Note
API Spec
Schematic

Universal Datalogger
User Guide
COM Port Setup Guide

Videos

InvenSense Video Library
Developers Corner

We invite you to register for our Invensense Developers Corner for intelligent sensor. Below you will see the different pages that are contained within the Developers Corner, each page is loaded with vital material to help you get underway with your sensor application development. To help you get more familiar with what the Developers Corner is offering we have a brief overview below of what's included on the different pages.

Software Downloads

We have a few different options available for all your sensor fusion and calibration needs:
  • Open source drivers for 6-axis operation, portable to all MCU platforms
  • Software libraries for 9-axis operation, available for numerous MCU platforms
  • Hardware + software developer kits for contextually aware and wearable application development
  • Universal Data Logging application for evaluation
Knowledge Center
Knowledge Center
This is where you can find all the supporting documentation for our software downloads as well as a wealth of application notes and whitepapers on our motion and audio sensors.

Sharkband Wearables
Sharkband Wearables
If you're interested in designing wearable applications, then check out this page. Here you will find information on our Sharkband wearable design. Also included are a brief market overview as well as key design considerations and applications in the wearable space.

Audio
Audio
Audio is becoming a key differentiator in consumer electronics and InvenSense is now a player in this market. Key specifications and how they relate to application trends provide insight into some of the ways InvenSense is leading the market.

Industrial
Industrial
A large portion of our Developer Community is leveraging InvenSense parts for their industrial design. Popular applications and important parameters are covered in this section.

Forum
Forum
A discussion forum for all things InvenSense related. Collaborate and interact with fellow developers and get your technical questions answered.

Support Center and FAQ

Support CenterA comprehensive list of introductory Q&A focused on motion sensors and the rich data they provide. You can also send in support questions directly to InvenSense by filling out the form or emailing developers@invensense.com
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