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Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is equipped with Atmel’s sensor hub MCU

The Galaxy S4 is currently Samsung’s flagship Android-powered smartphone. The slick device is equipped with a 4.99-inch touchscreen with full 1080p resolution, 2600 mAh battery, quad-core processor and a 13-megapixel dual-shot camera.

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Since the Galaxy S4 is a next-gen handset, the smartphone boasts increased awareness of its environmental surroundings via a number of advanced sensors, including an accelerometer, RGB light, digital compass, proximity, gyro and a barometer.

The Galaxy S4 is also fitted with Atmel’s sensor hub management MCU (microcontroller unit) which collects and processes data from all connected sensors in real-time, optimizing multiple user experiences, such as gaming, navigation and virtual reality. In addition, the sensor hub MCU lowers the overall system power consumption via picoPower technology to prevent drain and enable longer battery life.

“Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 illustrates how motion sensing is an important function in the new device,” explained Ingar Fredriksen, Senior Director of Flash-based Microcontrollers, Atmel Corporation. “With a sensor hub management solution, Atmel allows Galaxy S4 users the ability to enjoy applications requiring real-time motion sensing, without ever compromising battery life.”

Meanwhile, Sueng-jun Park, Senior Engineer, Samsung Electronics, noted that the company’s customers have come to expect the ultimate experience from the flagship lineup of Galaxy smartphones.

“For that reason, we selected the Atmel sensor hub MCU to ensure the motion-related applications, including gaming, navigation and virtual reality, are hyper sensitive to real-time direction and orientation,” he added.