STMicroelectronics motion-sensing device supports VR and AR on Android mobile devices

Geneva, Switzerland. STMicroelectronics has announced that its LSM6DSM 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) has been certified for use in next-generation Android mobile devices running Daydream, Google’s virtual reality platform, and Tango, Google’s augmented reality platform. ST’s 6-axis IMU integrates a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis accelerometer, and enables “always-on” sensing. The IMU’s power-management techniques include an enhanced gyroscope design, energy-efficient data batching, and ST’s ultra-low-power process technology.

“Certification of ST’s 6-axis motion-sensing device for operation with Daydream and Tango for amazing virtual- and augmented-reality experiences demonstrates our abilities to design and deliver an exceptionally accurate and power-efficient IMU,” said Aymeric Gisselbrecht, Vice President Global Key Accounts Sales, STMicroelectronics.

For more information on the LSM6DSM, visit http://www.st.com/content/st_com/en/products/mems-and-sensors/inemo-inertial-modules/lsm6dsm.html.