Current reliance on smartphones and internet connectivity, increased dependence on location-based services (LBS) and falling smartphone prices are acting as catalysts for the increased adoption of mobile LBS applications. TechNavio predicts the LBS market growth at a CAGR of 37.38 percent from 2014-2018.

Recent trends aim at ubiquitous positioning and enhanced user experience. Absence of satellite signals inside indoor spaces indicates a need for indoor technologies. MarketsandMarkets estimates that the global indoor location market is estimated to grow to $4. billion by 2019. This represents an estimated Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 36.5% from 2014 to 2019.

InvenSense’s technology is a sensor/wireless software platform that assists in continuous, accurate and affordable navigation and positioning in GPS challenged environments.

The InvenSense solution is the first navigation solution to use motion sensor data from multiple mobile/wearable devices to more accurately locate a person indoors.  The software collects movement information from the user’s phone, tablet, watch, wearable or glasses simultaneously to better position how a person is walking or driving when GPS is unavailable in places such as shopping centers, airports or urban centers.

The new generation of InvenSense OIS specific 2-axis gyroscopes were specifically designed to meet the requirements of cameras in the smartphone market.

At 3×3 mm they are the smallest 2-axis gyroscopes in the market today and are available in heights as low as 0.75mm allowing them to be integrated in the thinnest and most compact modules to fit the next generation thinner smartphones.

Our single structure gyroscope design with single drive frequency, high sensitivity, high cross-axis isolation, low phase delay, low noise and fast 20MHz SPI interface makes our solution ideal for OIS in current and next generation smartphone camera modules.