High-Performing Motion Sensor For IoT and Robotics Applications

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  • Gives an 8x increase in gyroscope resolution and a 4x increase in accelerometer resolution
  • Provides a 40 per cent lower noise and improves temperature stability compared to traditional IMUs

The InvenSense ICM-42688-P high-performance motion sensor by TDK Corporation is a 6-axis MEMS MotionTracking™ device that comprises of a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis accelerometer. The device enables high-precision motion sensing for applications such as robotics, wearable devices, drones and many other IoT devices.

Compared to traditional consumer-grade IMUs, the ICM-42688-P provides a 40 per cent lower noise-figure and improves temperature stability by 2x. This ensures that any motion event is measured with the highest accuracy, independent of temperature changes.

Additional motion detection characteristics

The ICM-42688-P also includes a 100 per cent accurate clock that eliminates timing errors and a high-resolution analogue-to-digital converter. The converter facilitates an 8x increase in gyroscope resolution and a 4x increase in accelerometer resolution. Other industry-leading features include the InvenSense on-chip APEX Motion Processing Engine for gesture recognition, activity classification and pedometer, along with programmable digital filters and an embedded temperature sensor.

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“It’s all about performance, and TDK continues to deliver on that promise with best-in-class gyroscope stability vs. time and temperature, coupled with proprietary integrated technology for real-time response and content synchronization,” said Amir Panush, InvenSense CEO and General Manager. “The ICM-42688-P is specifically designed with a focus on our tier-1 and channel customers, who care about high-precision, best-in-class sensors performance.”

The development platform, the DK-42688-P provides:

  • Single Board “Out of the Box” experience
  • Comprehensive software tools to expedite evaluation and development
  • MotionLink™ and embedded motion
  • Code development assistance with the help of on-board embedded developer tools
  • Minimum setup time of 15-minutes

With a dimension of  2.5mm x 3mm x 0.9mm, the InvenSense ICM-42688-P and DK-42688-P developer kit are now available for distribution.


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