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Microchip introduces MM7150 Motion Module

February 242015
Microchip introduces MM7150 Motion Module

February. 24, 2015 - Microchip Technology announced  the MM7150 Motion Module, which combines Microchip’s SSC7150 motion co-processor and 9-axis sensors, including accelerometer, magnetometer and gyroscope in a smal form factor. With a simple I2C connection to most MCUs/MPUs, embedded/Internet of Things (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 utilizing data from the pre-populated sensors; 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 for a wide range of applications in the embedded (e.g., portable devices, robotics), industrial (e.g., commercial trucks, industrial automation, patient tracking, smart farming), consumer-electronics markets (e.g., IoT, remote controls, gaming devices, toys, wearable devices), among others.