30 Oct '13, 7pm

Sensor hubs arrive for Android: #Atmel #ARMTechCon @eetimes (via @HillcrestLabs)

Sensor hubs arrive for Android: #Atmel #ARMTechCon @eetimes (via @HillcrestLabs)

PORTLAND, Ore. — The first sensor hub specifically designed for Android running on ARM was demonstrated today by Hillcrest Laboratories Inc., of Rockville, Md., at the ARM TechCon Expo (Oct. 30-31, Santa Clara, Calif.). Hillcrest's first sensor hub -- dubbed SH-1 -- is compatible with the Android 4.3 "Jelly Bean" operating system and is available either as software-only or pre-integrated with an Amtel low-power microcontroller. Chad Lucien, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Hillcrest Labs, told EETimes: There is a lot of activity with sensor hubs in the Windows 8 market. Also Samsung's smartphones and tablets all use sensor hubs, and now Apple has its own M7 sensor-hub microcontroller for iOS. Consequently we are seeing very strong interest among Android developers to catch up in sensor hubs. Our SR-1 lets Android developers quickly implement a sensor hub th...

Full article: http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1319949

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