InvenSense™ Introduces the World’s First MotionTracking SoC Optimized for Google’s Android KitKat 4.4

  InvenSense™ Introduces the World’s First MotionTracking SoC Optimized for
  Google’s Android KitKat 4.4

MPU-6515 SoC Features Hardware Acceleration for Low-Power, Always-on Location
        and Contextual Awareness Eliminating the Need for a Sensor Hub

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- October 31, 2013

InvenSense, Inc. (NYSE:INVN), the leading provider of MotionTracking^™ ^
system on chip devices, announced the 6-axis MPU-6515 MEMS SoC and
corresponding MotionApps^™ software platform optimized to support key new
functions introduced in Android KitKat. The MPU-6515 incorporates an enhanced
version of InvenSense’s patented Digital Motion Processor^™ (DMP) to offload
complex motion protocols and algorithms from the Application Processor (AP) as
required by Android KitKat for low power inertial location tracking and
contextual awareness. At 3x3x0.9mm, the MPU-6515’s integrated Gyroscope,
Accelerometer and DMP is targeted for next-generation wearables, smartphones
and tablets that run the Android 4.4 operating system.

Android 4.4 defines several new sensor functions including Significant Motion
Interrupt, Pedometer, Step Event and Event Batching. The MPU-6515 performs
these functions on-chip, only waking the Application Processor when critical
motion events require attention from other parts of the system. Beyond
significantly lowering power consumption for always-on location and context
tracking applications, MPU-6515 reduces system cost and complexity by
connecting directly with the Application Processor, thus eliminating the need
for additional motion processing ICs within the Android 4.4 operating system.

“The MPU-6515 MEMS SoC is designed to offload the complex protocol processing
and event filtering necessary for the new sensor functions in Android KitKat,”
said Ali Foughi, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at
InvenSense. “InvenSense is singularly positioned to enable this market with
our fully integrated sensor SoC platforms while our competitors must use a
separate microcontroller to process the new Android Kit Kat features,
increasing OEM system cost, power consumption and overall board footprint.”

Footprint and pin compatible with the InvenSense MPU-6500, existing smartphone
and tablet designs running Android Jelly Bean can be easily upgraded to the
MPU-6515 and associated MotionApps^™ software for Android KitKat. The MPU-6515
is currently in production and can be found in the first Android flagship
devices running Android Kit Kat. For additional information and data sheets,
please visit 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
patentedInvenSenseFabrication Platform 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 San Jose, California and has
offices in China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Dubai. More information can be

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MotionProcessing, MotionProcessor, MotionFusion, MotionApps, DMP, and the
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InvenSense, Inc.
Ali Foughi, 408-501-2225
Vice President
Marketing and Business Development
David Almoslino, 408-501-2278
Senior Director
Marketing and Communications
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