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Welcome to the new Kionix Solution Selector utility. This module is designed to help you quickly and easily see all the options we offer – hardware, software and firmware – for a wide range of common applications. To use this utility, select an industry segment, then select the application. We also have included a separate selection if you prefer to search by mobile OS platform.
In Windows 8, Microsoft has designated two different approaches to sensor integration. One is referred to as the “hardware” solution, meaning the sensor fusion software runs on an embedded microcontroller, and the other is the “software” solution, meaning the sensor fusion software runs on the Applications processor in the device.
The Kionix sensor fusion solution is extremely flexible, offering both a hardware configuration and a software configuration. This provides unparalleled scalability across the full range of sensor combinations (accelerometer-magnetometer, accelerometer-gyroscope, and accelerometer-magnetometer-gyroscope), regardless of the product lines or hardware configurations used.
In a typical Windows sensor stack, Kionix sensors sit at the base level. The goal is to get data from the sensors, in this case, an accelerometer, a gyro and a magnetometer, up to a PC application. Going through either an I²C or Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) bus to a sensor-pulling, data-handling microprocessor requires an extra interface device to initialize all of the sensors and communicate through a USB Human Interface Device to populate the sensor framework inside Windows.
In the case of the “software” solution, the sensor data is communicated via I2C or SPI to the APPs processor where it is processed by the sensor fusion software. The fused data is then communicated up to the Windows Sensor Framework via USB.
To learn more about our Sensor Fusion software, including developer support information, please visit our Sensor Fusion page. To view recommended parts for a variety of applications, please select an industry at the top of the page.