InvenSense® Unveils World’s Lowest Profile 3-Axis Gyroscope for MotionTracking Applications

  InvenSense® Unveils World’s Lowest Profile 3-Axis Gyroscope for
  MotionTracking Applications

           ITG-3501 offered in a ground-breaking 3x3x0.75mm package

Business Wire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- February 25, 2013

InvenSense, Inc. (NYSE:INVN), the leading provider of MotionTracking^™
devices, announced the world’s lowest profile and lowest power 3-axis MEMS
gyroscope designed for Smartphones, Tablets, Smart TVs, and Gaming devices.
The trend toward thinner devices in the consumer electronics market has
created demand for components with a maximum height of 0.8mm to allow flexible
board placement. Low profile components also offer the advantage of allowing
for thicker batteries with extended operating time. The ITG-3501, with an
industry first 0.75mm height and lowest power consumption of only 5.9mW (3.3mA
at 1.8V), leads the industry on both fronts to enable next-generation mobile
devices. The 5th generation InvenSense MEMS gyroscope in ITG-3501, is the key
factor in achieving the power, low profile and outstanding noise performance
of only 0.1º/s/√Hz.

“Our patented fabrication process and innovative single-structure MEMS design
enables us to integrate multiple sensors and reduce the size and profile in
every category of Motion-Sensors. The combination of 17% lower profile and 44%
smaller footprint compared to our previous generation ITG-3050 family also
puts us firmly in the lead for 3-Axis gyroscopes,” said Ali Foughi, Vice
President of Marketing and Business Development at InvenSense. “According to
Yole Développement, the total Gyroscope market is estimated to reach over 800
million units in 2014, and our ITG-3501 is positioned well to serve this large

The ITG-3501 has options for full scale ranges of ±250dps, ±500dps, ±1000dps,
and ±2,000dps making it suitable for a wide range of consumer electronics
applications. Its unrivaled small size and unprecedented low power enables
emerging applications such as Motion Interface, gesture control, and
location-based services. The integrated Self-Test and offset temperature
compensation deliver ease of integration and consistent performance. The
gyroscope operates at a single nominal resonant frequency of 27 kHz making the
ITG-3501 immune to interference from audible frequencies (20-20,000Hz) such as
music, ringtones, crowds and white noise. Other industry-leading features
include the 3x3x0.75mm plastic 16-pin QFN package, on-chip16-bit ADCs,
built-in FIFO, programmable digital filters, a precision clock with 2%
accuracy over -40°C to 85°C, an embedded temperature sensor, and programmable
interrupts. Parts are available with I^2C and high-speed 20 MHz read-capable
SPI serial interfaces, along with a flexible VDD operating range of 1.71V to

The ITG-3501 is sampling to selected customers in Q2 2013. For more
information please visit our website at or contact
InvenSense Sales at

About InvenSense

InvenSense Inc. (NYSE:INVN) is the world’s leading provider
ofMotionTracking^™solutions for consumer electronic devices. The company’s
patentedNFPlatform and patent-pending MotionFusion^™ technology address the
emerging needs of many mass-market consumer applications via improved
performance, accuracy, and intuitive motion- and gesture-based interfaces.
InvenSense technology can be found in consumer electronic products including
smartphones, tablets, gaming devices, optical image stabilization, and remote
controls for Smart TVs. The company’s MotionTracking products are also being
integrated into a number of industrial applications. InvenSense is
headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and has offices in China, Taiwan,
Korea, Japan, and Dubai. More information can be found

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MotionProcessing, MotionProcessor, MotionFusion, MotionApps, DMP, and the
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InvenSense, Inc.
Ali Foughi,  408-988-7339
Vice President
Marketing and Business Development
David Almoslino,  408-988-7339 x 285
Marketing and Communications
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