Microchip's New Motion Module Makes Motion Monitoring Easy

BANGKOK -- Microchip Technology Inc. announces the MM7150 Motion Module that combines Microchip's SSC7150 Motion Co-processor with 9-axis sensors, including accelerometer, magnetometer and gyroscope in a small, easy to use form factor. With a simple I2C™ connection to most MCUs/MPUs, embedded/IoT applications can easily tap into the module's advanced motion and position data.

The motion module contains Microchip's SSC7150 Motion Co-processor which is pre-programmed with sophisticated sensor fusion algorithms which intelligently filter, compensate, and combine the raw sensor data to provide highly accurate position and orientation information. The small form factor module is self-calibrating during operation utilising data from the pre-populated sensors; Bosch BMC150 (6 axis digital compass) and theBMG160 (3 axis Gyroscope). The MM7150 Motion Module is single sided to be easily soldered down during the manufacturing process. Microchip makes it easy to develop motion applications for a variety of products using theirMM7150 PICtail™ Plus Daughter Board. The MM7150 Motion Module is well suited for a wide range of applications in the embedded (e.g., portable devices, robotics), industrial (e.g., commercial trucks, industrial automation, patient tracking, smart farming), consumer-electronics markets (e.g., internet of things (IOT), remote controls, gaming devices, toys, wearable devices), among others.

"Our new motion module makes it easy and cost effective to add motion capability to an endless variety of embedded and IoT applications," saidPatrick Johnson, vice president of Microchip's Computing Products Group. "Because the MM7150 Motion Module is pre-programmed with the key algorithms, virtually anyone can add this capability without needing to spend years becoming motion experts."

Development support

The MM7150 is supported by the MM7150 PICtail™ Plus Daughter Board (AC243007) that plugs directly intoMicrochip's Explorer 16 Development Board (part # DM240001) to enable quick and easy prototyping utilizing Microchip's extensive installed base of PIC® microcontrollers.


Microchip's MM7150 is available now in a 17 mm x 17 mm body in 1,000 unit quantities.

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