With features and functionality of the smartphone, laptop, and e-book converging into one, tablets are the hottest new mobile product category among consumers. MotionProcessing™ technology, enabled by MEMS gyroscopes, is the emerging standard function for augmenting touch control and ultimately enhancing the user experience. MotionProcessing brings more fluid image rotation, immersive 3D game play, and a more natural e-reading experience to the tablet versus accelerometer only solutions.
InvenSense TouchAnywhere™ technology creates an interactive browsing experience and keeps the screen free of fingerprint smudges by using taps and touches on the other surfaces of the tablet to control applications, advance to the next photo, turn the e-book page, or skip to the next song on a playlist. MotionProcessing features a unique alternative to multi-touch gestures for panning and zooming photos, online newspapers or web content. Game developers are making the tablet a premier gaming platform with MotionProcessing technology. For e-reading, the embedded gyroscope provides smooth and accurate response (versus accelerometers) to dynamic changes in portrait/landscape orientation regardless of whether a user lays sideways on the couch or holds the tablet upside down in bed.
The addition of MotionProcessing technology in tablets leverages technical features such as a programmable full-scale range, built-in sensor fusion and embedded motion algorithms allowing developers to accelerate time-to-market and apply motion to a variety of applications such as gesture UI, gaming, image stabilization and augmented reality.