SpacePoint for Mobile | PNI Sensor Corporation

By: Pni Sensor  09-12-2011
Keywords: Magnetometers, Motion Tracking, Magnetic Interference,

The new SpacePoint® 9-axis Sensor System with Headway Sensor Engine is the first complete 9-axis sensor system that provides the accuracy and responsiveness needed to improve and expand gaming and location based applications. With SpacePoint sensor outputs from accelerometers, gyroscopes, and magnetometers is fused and filtered by the proprietary Headway Sensor Engine™ to deliver pinpoint heading accuracy, attitude and signal reliability. And, unlike currently available 9-axis systems, it eliminates gyro drift and susceptibility to magnetic distortion and anomalies without the need for user calibration. So game play is immersive and longer. Compass heading is reliable so navigation is accurate. And direction is precise enabling true augmented reality applications. All this without frequent user-calibration frustrations.

The SpacePoint 9-axis sensor system with the Headway Sensor Engine contains complex sensor-fusion algorithms to rapidly execute the motion processing applications from the raw sensor data and enable the functionality and accuracy demanded by today’s smartphones and mobile handsets. Unlike the low-pass filtering used in standard motion processing algorithms, SpacePoint with Headway is the result of over 20 years of motion sensor algorithm development. It includes customizable features that can be optimized by OEMs as needed for specific customer applications and designs. With SpacePoint, customers are freed from investing time and money in complex, internal algorithm development. So SpacePoint enables shorter design cycles, better implementation and higher performance to meet the new application requirements of smartphones and mobile handsets.

Reliable compass heading
Absolute point tracking and motion tracking accuracy
For accurate navigation   Latency is below human perception
Immunity to magnetic interference
Proprietary sensor engine outputs
High performance in real-world environments   Quaternion, heading, pitch, roll, linear acceleration, gravity, and pointer Hpos and Vpos
9 axes of motion tracking
API library
3-axis magnetometer, 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer   Flexible and rapid integration into your design

SpacePoint is available as a complete system or separately as individual components for flexible and rapid system integration. The complete system requires:

  • Three 3-axis sensors including PNI’s new patented Reference Magnetic Sensor, a 3-axis accelerometer, and a 3-axis gyro
  • SpacePoint’s Headway Sensor Engine™ software, including Hardware Reference Design and application programming interface (API) with proprietary algorithms

Keywords: Magnetic Interference, Magnetometers, Motion Tracking,

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