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TDK launches premium motion sensor optimized for optical and computational image stabilization applications

  • The new InvenSense CORONA ICM-42622 6-axis motion sensor delivers unparalleled sensor performance for enhanced 4-axis optical and computational stabilization techniques for still images and video
  • The newest sensor introduces industry-leading sensor accuracy and high-speed sampling capabilities for the most demanding optical and computational image stabilization applications in smartphones, cameras and consumer electronics

January 8, 2019

TDK Corporation (TSE:6762) announces the newest additions to the InvenSense CORONA premium motion sensor product family, the world’s only 6-axis IMUs op-timized for the most demanding optical and computational image stabilization requirements.

The new InvenSense ICM-42622 6-axis IMU excels in OIS and CIS applica-tions due to its industry-leading sensor performance and features:

  • Up to 40% lower noise enables more accurate motion sensing,
  • Up to 65% lower bias drift when subjected to temperature changes,
  • 4x higher sample rate for precise correlation of device motion and camera shutter,
  • Unique sample synchronization with the host processor to eliminate timing errors.

The new ICM-42622 motion sensor enables improved high-dynamic-range photog-raphy and burst imaging, which require the combining and post-processing of multi-ple raw pixel maps. Detecting the slightest shifts among raw pixel maps that are cap-tured at different times is essential for fast and flawless combining of these maps. Only the precise measurement of the pixel shift between successive frames can accelerate the subsequent burst image processing to the point where it can provide real-time images without noticeable delay.

In addition, the unparalleled measurement accuracy and drift stability of the ICM-42622 enables optical image stabilization that is twice as precise as the performance which competing motion sensors can support. The ICM-42622 performance thereby effectively doubles the exposure time during low-light photography, providing the equivalent of one aperture stop, which raises smartphone camera image quality to that of DSLR cameras.

“The ICM-42622 motion sensor continues our history of being first to market with performance leading imaging features,” said Amir Panush, vice president and general manager of the MEMS motion and pressure sensors business at TDK. “In 2016 our ICM-20690 pioneered the use of a single motion sensor in Smartphones that can support imaging and sensor-hub functionality, and with the ICM-42622 we’re launching a new generation of 6-axis motion sensors that delivers professional-grade imaging performance in Flagship Smartphones and a wide array of consumer electronics devices.”

InvenSense, a TDK group company, will be at CES 2019, showcasing the CORONA sensor product line, along with additional innovative sensor solutions, in Booth #30306, Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 3, January 8-11, Las Vegas, Nev.

Glossary:

  • IMU: Inertial Measurement Unit
  • OIS: Optical Image Stabilization
  • CIS: Computational Image Stabilization
  • 6-Axis: 3-Axis Gyroscope + 3-Axis Accelerometer
  • IoT: Internet of Things

Main applications:

  • Premium smartphones
  • Digital SLR (DSLR) cameras
  • High accuracy robotics
  • Drones
  • Precision IoT devices such as wearables and fitness trackers

Key features and benefits:

  • Lowest gyroscope and accelerometer noise, fundamental for true 4-axis OIS
  • Highest gyroscope temperature stability, critical to maintain precise image stabi-lization
  • Fastest sampling capability to support motion correction during rolling-shutter operation
  • The only motion sensor that can synchronize samples to eliminate critical timing errors

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About TDK Corporation
TDK Corporation is a leading electronics company based in Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. TDK’s portfolio includes passive components, such as ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, ferrites and inductors, high-frequency products, and piezo and protection components, as well as sensors and sensor systems and power supplies. These products are marketed under the product brands TDK, EPCOS, InvenSense, Micronas, Tronics and TDK-Lambda.

TDK’s further main product groups include magnetic application products, energy devices, and flash memory application devices. TDK focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and automotive, industrial and consumer electronics. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America. In fiscal 2017, TDK posted total sales of USD 10.5 billion and employed about 100,000 people worldwide.

About InvenSense
InvenSense, Inc., a TDK Group company, is a world leading provider of MEMS sensor platforms. InvenSense’s vision of Sensing Everything® targets the consumer electronics and industrial areas with integrated Motion and Sound solutions. Inven-Sense’s solutions combine MEMS (micro electrical mechanical systems) sensors, such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, compasses, and microphones with proprietary algo-rithms and firmware that intelligently process, synthesize, and calibrate the output of sensors, maximizing performance and accuracy. InvenSense’s motion tracking, audio and location platforms, and services can be found in Mobile, Wearables, Smart Home, Industrial, Automotive, and IoT products. In May of 2017, InvenSense became part of the MEMS Sensors Business Group within the newly formed Sensor Systems Business Company of TDK Corporation. InvenSense is headquartered in San Jose, California and has offices worldwide. For more information, go to http://www.invensense.com and http://www.coursaretail.com.