11/30/2014 - 4:38pm
MEMS processor and algorithms PNI Sensor Corp. has introduced two SENtral Motion coprocessor motion-and-measurement (M&M) modules, the Pink and the Purple, which are small-form-factor board modules with embedded sensor fusion algorithms and sensors. These Pink and Purple modules have added barometric pressure measurement capabilities in addition to the functionality of the Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, and Orange modules for heading, pitch-and-roll, tilt, 9- and 6-axis rotation matrix quaternions, high accuracy accelerometer based on step-counting, and other sensor data. View full article...
11/07/2014 - 1:05pm
PNI Sensor Corp. and Precision Navigation Corp. address markets for magnetic sensing, sensor fusion, indoor positioning   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. –(November 6, 2014) – MEMS Executive Congress -- To better serve the consumer, industrial and military markets, PNI Sensor today announced that it will change its corporate structure and create two companies:  PNI Sensor Corp. (PNI) and Precision Navigation Corp. PNI will focus on its SENtral® motion co-processor and its algorithms for context, activity, gesture and pedestrian dead reckoning (PDR) to serve the mobile, wearable...
11/07/2014 - 1:03pm
Feature new barometric pressure sensors and the latest low-power ST and Bosch inertial sensors available in different-flavor M&M modules   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — (November 6, 2014) – MEMS Executive Congress — PNI Sensor Corp. today announced two new SENtral® Motion & Measurement (M&M) modules, all-in-one solutions for motion and environmental sensor fusion. The M&M modules are small form-factor boards that integrate PNI’s ultra-low power SENtral motion co-processor with embedded sensor fusion algorithms and third-party sensors. With the addition...
09/30/2014 - 2:51pm
PEDESTRIAN DEAD RECKONING ACCURACY IN TODAY’S MEMS SENSORS PNI Sensor President  Becky Oh presented a webinar for the MEMS Industry Group discussing the pedestrian dead reckoning accuracy that can be achieved using today’s MEMS sensors in mobile phones. According to ABI research, the Indoor Navigation market is forecasted to grow from $30 million in 2013 to 12.9 billion in 2018.  While there are many technologies being leveraged to provide indoor navigation, each has barriers that hinder wide scale adoption of a highly accurate solution. As such, there is a shift towards...
09/11/2014 - 5:18pm
Becky Oh, George Hsu and Andrew Taylor were featured at the Institute of Navigation GNSS+ conference on September 10 & 11th, presenting a technical paper and demonstration of PNI's Pedestrian Dead Reckoning capabilities. The technical paper, What is the Pedestrian Dead Reckoning Accuracy that Can be Achieved with Today’s MEMS Sensors in Mobile Phones and Why is it Important? is available below.  
08/05/2014 - 2:17pm
K is for Kit Kat by Bryon Moyer August 05, 2014 at 10:21 AM You may recall that PNI Sensors has a sensor hub called SENtral. It represents a unique partitioning between hardware and software intended to lower its power and size. Its focus was primarily motion-oriented sensors, which, at the time, were the bulk of what system designers were paying attention to. Since then, Google has issued their sensor requirements for Android 4.4 (Kit Kat). It requires very specific sensors, some of which are actual physical sensors, and others of which are “virtual” sensors – fused...
06/26/2014 - 12:41pm
Satisfying all KitKat specs puts SENtral-K at head of hub line — R. Colin Johnson PORTLAND, Ore. — June 25, 2014 — The smallest, smartest, lowest power sensor hub implementing the complete set of “sensor.h” functions mandated by Google for the latest 4.4 “KitKat” version of its Android operating system for smartphones and tablets is claimed by PNI Sensor Corp. (Santa Rosa, Calif.). In a tiny 2-by-2 millimeter package consuming only 200 microAmps, PNI has implemented all the KitKat functions without the need of an external processor, greatly extending...
06/24/2014 - 9:32pm
SENtral-K gives smartphone OEMs ultra-low power KitKat ‘sensor hub’ at under 200 µAmps SANTA ROSA, Calif. — June 25, 2014 — PNI Sensor (PNI), a leader in magnetic sensing and sensor fusion technologies, today announced SENtral™-K, the first ultra-low power ‘sensor hub’ to support all Android 4.4 KitKat sensors. SENtral-K embeds the complete range of KitKat sensors on its low-power SENtral coprocessor, allowing smartphone original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to support always-on context-aware applications such as Google Now. “Android 4.4...
05/30/2014 - 4:00pm
The Sensors Expo & Conference takes place June 24–26, 2014 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Showcasing SENtral Motion Coprocessor and industry-leading RM3100 Geomagnetic Sensors, PNI will be on the show floor in Booth 412 of the MEMS Pavilion and Innovation Area. For more information on the show hours and program, visit the Sensors Expo & Conference page.