InvenSense Announces World’s Lowest Power, Highest Performance Integrated 9-Axis MotionTracking Device

Ideally Suited for Wearable, IoT and Smartphone Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 6, 2016– InvenSense, Inc., (NYSE:INVN), a leading provider of MEMS sensor platform solutions, announced its 3rd generation 9-axis MotionTracking device. The ICM-20948 is the lowest power 9-axis motion sensing device on the market at only 2.65mW and comes in a 3x3x1mm QFN package. The fully integrated 9-axis device includes a 3-axis accelerometer + 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis magnetometer and includes an onboard Digital Motion Processor™ (DMP). The DMP allows for complete 9-axis sensor fusion performed on chip, which enables lower system power by offloading motion processing algorithms from a host processor while improving system performance and responsiveness in low power applications, especially critical to wearable and IoT devices.

InvenSense has partnered with Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation (“AKM”), a leading manufacturer of 3-axis magnetometer using Hall element technology, to combine AKM’s new magnetometer with InvenSense’s latest 6-axis solution, providing an integrated 9-axis solution that is factory pre-calibrated and tested. The ICM-20948 is supported by 9-axis MotionFusion software available as part of the InvenSense production-proven MotionApps™ software platform. The ICM-20948 is package and pin compatible with the InvenSense MPU-9250 MotionTracking device that has been widely adopted in many IoT applications. The ICM-20948 supports an auxiliary I2C interface to external sensors, on-chip ADCs, programmable digital filters, an embedded temperature sensor and programmable interrupts.

“A 9-axis IMU is necessary to enable use cases for wearable products and other IoT applications, such as panoramic viewing for VR/HMD, head tracking for smart glasses, overlay of text and pictures for augmented reality devices, providing true north heading, dead reckoning, and even counting the number of laps in a swimming pool for wrist worn devices,” said Eitan Medina, vice president of marketing and product management at InvenSense. “InvenSense delivers the lowest power, smallest size, and highest performance 9-axis IMU enabling our wearable, IoT, and mobile customers to solve all their accelerometer/gyroscope/magnetometer related sensor applications efficiently and at a lower BOM price solution.”

InvenSense’s ICM-20948 will be sampling in Q1 of 2016. InvenSense is exhibiting in booth #36217 in South Hall 4 at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 6 – 9, 2016. To schedule press and partner meetings at the show, contact 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 of MEMS sensor platforms. The company’s patented InvenSense Fabrication Platform and MotionFusion® technology address the emerging needs of many mass-market consumer applications via improved performance, accuracy, and intuitive motion-, gesture- and sound-based interfaces. InvenSense technology can be found in Mobile, Wearables, Smart Home, Industrial, and Automotive products. InvenSense is headquartered in San Jose, California and has offices in Boston, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, France, Canada, Slovakia and Italy. More information can be found at or follow us on Twitter at @InvenSense.

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