September 9, 2014: Becky Oh, George Hsu and Andrew Taylor are featured at the Institute of Navigation GNSS+ conference, presenting a technical paper and demonstration of PNI's Pedestrian Dead Reckoning capabilities. For details, please see the conference program:
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...
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...
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...
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.
Sensor Expands Algorithms for Context- and Location-Awareness in Mobile and Wearable Devices — Boosts algorithm portfolio for SENtral, its ultra-low power sensor-agnostic sensor hub
SANTA ROSA, Calif. — May 27, 2014 — From smartphones that ‘know’ when to ring or plan the most traffic-free route home to body-worn devices that train the wearer not to slouch, consumers can now interact with their personal mobile devices in fundamentally new ways. While this functionality is much in demand by consumers, adding context- and location-awareness to smartphones and...
LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Jan 8, 2014) - PNI Sensor (PNI), a leader in magnetic sensing and sensor fusion technologies, today announced that Electronic Products Magazine has selected SENtral™, its ultra-low power motion co-processor, for a prestigious 2013 Product of the Year Award.
LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Jan 6, 2014) - PNI Sensor (PNI), a leader in magnetic sensing and sensor fusion technologies, today announced the industry's first Motion & Measurement (M&M) modules, an integrated platform for accurate motion and heading measurement in wearable fitness devices, smartphones, video game consoles and TV remote controls.
SANTA ROSA, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 19, 2013) - PNI Sensor (PNI), a leader in magnetic sensing and sensor fusion technologies, today introduced the RM3100™, the highest-performance geomagnetic sensor in its class. Leveraging its extensive experience in geomagnetic sensing for mission-critical applications, PNI's RM3100 delivers industrial-grade precision and reliability for applications requiring a high degree of orientation accuracy. Providing accurate measurement of signals that are less than 10 nT -- which is less than 0.1% of Earth's magnetic field -- the RM3100 is ideal for...