From an Invensense press release this morning:

" InvenSense, Inc., the leading solution provider of MotionProcessors for consumer electronics, today announced its MPL 3.2 motion processing library software support for Android 2.3 Gingerbread. InvenSense MPL 3.2 software and the companion MotionProcessor product families provide a complete solution that delivers nine-axis sensor fusion data encompassing 3-axis gyroscopes, accelerometers and magnetometers to new Application Programming Interface (API) structures in Android Ginger
bread. The new APIs (quaternion, rotation matrix, linear acceleration and gravity) for the first time allow application developers to fully leverage the benefits of the gyroscope together with the accelerometer and magnetometer. The MPL 3.2 software eliminates the challenges of integrating multiple motion sensors into Android by connecting directly to the Gingerbread sensor hardware abstraction layer (HAL) and delivering 9-axis sensor fusion data to the new APIs without the need for complex, processor-intensive motion algorithm processing on the application processor. This is accomplished by pairing the MPL with a companion MotionProcessor device with its embedded DMP and integrated motion algorithms to offload 9-axis sensor fusion processing from the application processor. The InvenSense MPL software provides the fastest time-to-market MotionProcessing solution for Android platforms."

Here's a video explaining how it works:

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Comment by Jonathan Lussier on December 7, 2010 at 12:31pm
Time to pick up a Nexus S! Just wish it was in Canada!
Comment by Tyler Mitchell on December 7, 2010 at 12:48pm
By the way, it's a great video for describing the various sensor components in an easy to understand way. e.g. I finally understand gyros ;-)
Comment by Martin Peres on December 7, 2010 at 1:53pm
Very good talk! Thanks for the link Chris!

Comment by Pete Hollands on December 7, 2010 at 2:05pm
Yes, it's a good talk. Shame that we can't see the fusion algorithms.
Comment by Tyler Mitchell on December 7, 2010 at 3:42pm
Pete: You mean there's no surprise revelation at the end? All that time wasted ;-)

Comment by Pete Hollands on December 7, 2010 at 3:52pm
Well, we showed them ours ! :-)
Comment by Alex Arevalo on December 7, 2010 at 6:02pm
He didn't want to talk about Kalman filters. Does that mean he isn't using them?
Comment by Kim Skatun on December 13, 2010 at 6:10pm

How much does the phone cost? And where to get it?


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