InvenSense Delivers A 6-Axis IMU Tuned For Wrist Worn Wearable Applications Enabling Fast Time-To-Market Product Launches

Delivers key Wellness/Fitness Sensor related Context and Analytics Required from Today’s Smart Watches, Children Trackers and Activity Tracker Products

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 4, 2017– InvenSense, Inc., (NYSE: INVN), a leading provider of MEMS sensor platform solutions, announced the InvenSense ICM-20648, a 6-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) with an advanced software stack, updated for wrist worn wearable devices delivering many of the key features required from today’s smart wrist worn wearable devices. The ICM-20648 includes InvenSense’s 6-axis integrated MEMS (3-axis accelerometer + 3-axis gyroscope) motion sensors and InvenSense’s Digital Motion Processor (DMP) blocks for efficient lower power sensor processing in a small 3mm x 3mm x 0.9mm 24-QFN package. The updated wearable software stack for the ICM-20648 which is run in the IMU’s DMP at low power and in conjunction with a Host MCU or Apps Processor, delivers activity recognition (walk, run, bike, still), step counter, Bring-to-See (B2S) gesture, in addition to the standard Android fusion stack. The InvenSense wrist wearable IMU speeds an OEMs time-to-market by delivering the baseline features required for today’s wrist worn device that require inertial sensor processing.

Today, the wrist worn wearables market requires OEMs to deliver wellness and fitness related services, a key reason the market traction for these devices is increasing. To enable our customer’s to deliver on that promise, InvenSense’s new updated wearable software stack delivers step count and activity classification tuned for wrist performance. Additionally, the B2S gesture is a necessity as it is needed to turn on/off the high power display for battery management of the device. The ICM-20648 can be connected to the main Host MCU (or AP) of the system and, by using a simple driver, can access the features that are derived internally in the DMP from the sensor data fusion and feature extraction.

“The included software stack enables the OEM to focus on their own unique differentiating features, in addition to those offered by the ICM-20648,” said Eitan Medina, vice president of marketing and product management at InvenSense. “InvenSense is committed to deliver the hardware and software solutions to enable our customers the fastest time to market.”

The InvenSense 6-axis ICM-20648 wearable platform is sampling today and will be available to the wider distribution channel in Q2 2017. InvenSense is exhibiting in booth #31420 in South Hall 3 at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 5 – 8, 2017. 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. InvenSense’s vision of Sensing Everything targets the consumer electronics and industrial markets with integrated Motion and Sound solutions. Our solutions combine MEMS (micro electrical mechanical systems) sensors, such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, compasses, and microphones with proprietary algorithms and firmware that intelligently process, synthesize, and calibrate the output of sensors, maximizing performance and accuracy. InvenSense’s motion tracking, audio and location platforms, and services can be found in Mobile, Wearables, Smart Home, Industrial, Automotive, and IoT products. InvenSense is headquartered in San Jose, Californiaand has offices worldwide. For more information, go to and

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Source: InvenSense, Inc.

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