Ultra-Low-Power, Context-Aware Motion-Recognition Platform to Result from STMicroelectronics and Movea Cooperation


Posted on September 20, 2013 @ 03:26 pm



Leading-edge, high-performance STM32 ARM Cortex-M devices integrate Movea’s SmartMotion technology for power-efficient, always-on motion processing

STMicroelectronics and Movea announced their agreement to integrate Movea’s SmartMotion technology into the STM32F401 microcontroller operating as a low-power sensor-hub controller.

The integration of Movea’s high-accuracy motion-processing models into the STM32F401 will enable mobile-device manufacturers and application developers to deliver compelling context-aware applications and services, such as pedestrian navigation, activity monitoring and more. The high-performance STM32F401 and its power-optimized architecture, together with Movea’s advanced motion features deliver an unmatched state-of-the-art, ultra-low-power solution for Always-On Applications.

“Our objective is to provide STM32 microcontrollers leveraging high signal processing and math computation, while reducing power consumption,” said Michel Buffa, general manager Microcontroller Division, STMicroelectronics. “This effort highlights the value of our STM32F4 implementation, as it delivers extremely accurate sensor fusion that is optimized for mobile usage. Embedding Movea IP in an STM32F401 will offload sensor-hub tasks from the application processor, reducing overall power consumption and opening a new world of opportunities for the smart mobile devices of tomorrow.”

The combination of ST’s low-power processing capability, STM32F401 high-performance computing architecture, together with Movea’s industry-leading motion-processing capability, offers a compelling advantage to the mobile and tablet markets, where “always on” applications such as fitness tracking and context awareness have an enormous impact on battery life.

“ST and Movea are leading the change in responding to consumers’ insatiable appetite for smarter mobile devices by offering a revolutionary sensor-hub solution that combines the right architectural balance of the STM32F401 Microcontroller line,” said Sam Guilaume, CEO of Movea. “We’re excited to collaborate with such a recognized key player in the semiconductor and microcontroller industry. We definitely want to unlock the mobile market offering with STM32.”

The STM32F401 with SmartMotion technology and tools will be available in Q4 2013.

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