New SmartSense™ from TDK wirelessly provides intelligent multi-sensor monitoring and remote data collection for a variety of IoT applications

  • One-size-fits-all solution is tailored to a diverse range of IoT use cases, from smart homes and appliances to wellness monitoring.
  • Out-of-the-box solution eliminates the need for soldering, programming or mechanical modifications, to deliver sensor data (both raw and intelligent) wirelessly.
  • With its compact size and flat base, new sensor module enables quick and easy prototyping by delivering application insights, signatures and environment variations.
  • SmartSense leverages the industry’s highest standard of data quality from TDK’s high-performance MEMS sensors, passive components and algorithms.

LAS VEGAS — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 8, 2020 — TDK Corporation (TSE: 6762) announces the availability of the InvenSense SmartSense™, a compact, wireless multi-sensor solution designed for a plethora of IoT applications. The new, out-of-the-box sensor solution enables accurate and remote monitoring, data collection and specific IoT sensor application outputs via BLE and Wi-Fi.

IoT applications covered by the new sensor module include smart doors, robotic vacuums, asset monitoring, patient activity monitoring, HVAC filtering and air mouse monitoring. The list of algorithms will be expanded in the coming months, based on emerging market requirements. The module also provides autonomous SD Card data logging for applications deriving value from large data volumes.

SmartSense integrates TDK’s IMU, magnetometer, pressure, temperature, and ultrasonic sensors with high-precision algorithms in a one-size-fits-all solution.

The module serves as an easy-to-use prototyping platform by enabling OEMs to gain application insights, signatures and environment variations. Its small size, flat base and wireless features allow for quick and easy prototyping. For example, a company manufacturing patient activity monitors needs both high-resolution and low-noise IMU data, as well as meaningful algorithmic information about patients’ gait, body posture and balance. SmartSense provides all this information, enabling OEMs to quickly prototype their products while working closely with TDK to get secure access to medical algorithms and IMUs.

TDK will demonstrate SmartSense, along with the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of passive components, sensors, power supplies and batteries, in its booth #11448 at CES, Central Hall (LVCC), Las Vegas Convention Center, January 7-10, 2020 in Las Vegas. For additional information about SmartSense, please contact sales@invensense.com or visit www.invensense.com.

Glossary

  • BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy
  • IMU: Inertial Measurement Unit
  • SD Card: Secure Digital Card is a proprietary non-volatile memory card for use in portable devices
  • MEMS: Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems

Main applications

SmartSense addresses a wide range of IoT applications, including but not limited to:

  • Smart Door Lock Detection
  • Asset Monitoring
  • HVAC Filter Monitoring and Alerting
  • Air Motion Library
  • Robo-Vacuum Movement Detection
  • Patient Activity Monitoring (e.g., cervical analysis, balance control and gait analysis)

Features

  • Out-of-the-box, one-size-fits-all solution
  • Sensors: IMU, magnetometer, pressure, temperature, humidity and ultrasonic
  • Arm Cortex M4 MCU
  • Wireless connectivity: BLE and WIFI
  • Rechargeable battery (290 mAh)
  • USB interface
  • Wireless multi-sensor data streaming to a Win 10 GUI
  • Autonomous data logging from multiple sensors on an SD card
  • Embedded motion sensor events such as Tap, Tilt, Raise to Wake, Pedometer, Wake on Motion
  • Dedicated sensor algorithm outputs showcasing multiple IoT applications.

Key data

Product

Sensors

Packaging Dimensions (mm)

Connectivity

Hardware Features

Software Features

Algorithms

SmartSense

(IoT sensor Module)

 

6-axis IMU

 

3-axis Magnetometer

 

Pressure Sensor

 

Temperature Sensor

 

Humidity Sensor

 

Ultrasonic sensor

50 x

35

BLE

 

USB

 

WIFI

 

 

Main Module:

 

12-axis sensors

Arm Cortex M4 MCU

Wireless connectivity: BLE

 

Rechargeable battery (290 mAh)

Connector for multiple expansion cards

 

 

2 Expansion boards:

 

WIFI, SD card slot and ultrasonic sensor

 

Robotic Vacuum control

 

Module Enclosure:

 

Small, Flat, sturdy

 

Looks like a lady bug

 

Features on Windows 10 GUI:

 

Multi-sensor wireless data streaming

 

Data logging (.csv format)

 

Sensor interrupts such as Tap, Tilt, Wake on Motion

 

6 IoT sensor algorithm outputs

 

Autonomous SD card logging

Smart Door Lock

 

Asset Monitoring

 

HVAC filter Monitoring

 

Air Mouse Orientation

 

Robo-Vacuum Orientation

 

Patient Activity Monitoring

About TDK Corporation

TDK Corporation is a leading electronics company based in Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. TDK's comprehensive portfolio features passive components such as ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, as well as magnetics, high-frequency, and piezo and protection devices. The product spectrum also includes sensors and sensor systems such as temperature and pressure, magnetic, and MEMS sensors. In addition, TDK provides power supplies and energy devices, magnetic heads and more. These products are marketed under the product brands TDK, Chirp, EPCOS, InvenSense, Micronas, Tronics and TDK-Lambda. TDK focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and automotive, industrial and consumer electronics. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America. In fiscal 2019, TDK posted total sales of USD 12.5 billion and employed about 105,000 people worldwide.

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