Movea’s SmartMotion tech ported to Atmel’s SAM G53



Movea recently ported its flagship SmartMotion technology to Atmel’s SAM G53 microcontroller, a 32-bit MCU based on ARM’s high-performance 32-bit Cortex-M4 RISC processor.

 Targeting mobile consumer devices such as smartphones and tablets, Movea’s SmartMotion technology enhances the user experience by delivering advanced motion driven applications including activity monitoring, context awareness, pedestrian dead-reckoning and mobile gestures – effectively turning sensor data into meaningful, personal information.

“Sensor hub architectures enabling always-on capabilities while maintaining ultra-low power consumption have become vital to deliver the context aware applications consumers are asking for,” explained Movea CEO Sam Guilaumé.

“Adding Atmel to our supported platforms allows industry OEMs to benefit from leading solutions to quickly and easily deploy the next generation of smart apps while offloading the main application processor; saving battery life, which is so precious to mobile users.”

Adrian Woolley, Director of Strategy, Microcontroller Business Unit, Atmel, expressed similar sentiments.

“The combination of our ultra-low power sensor hub microcontroller with Movea’s SmartMotion technology optimized for mobile devices and wearables meets the constraints of low power, high accuracy and flexibility,” he said. “This market-leading solution will feed the need for advanced capabilities and extended battery.”

As we’ve previously discussed on Bits & Pieces, Atmel’s SAM G53 operates at a maximum speed of 48 MHz and features up to 512 Kbytes of Flash and 96 Kbytes of SRAM. The peripheral set includes one USART, two UARTs, three I2C-bus interfaces (TWI), up to two SPIs, two three-channel general-purpose 16- bit timers, two I2S controllers with two-way, one-channel pulse density modulation, one real-time timer (RTT) and one 8-channel 12-bit ADC. The device operates from 1.62V to 3.6V and is available in a 49-ball WLCSP package and a 100-pin LQFP package.

Interested in learning more about Atmel’s SAM G53? You can check out our detailed data sheet here.

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