Easy-to-use sensor expansion board for accelerometer, magnetometer and gyroscope
14 April 2015, element14 has announced the addition of the Freescale 9-axis sensor platform shield to its extensive portfolio of technology products, which includes the biggest range of development kits available globally from one single source.
This new easy-to-use 9-axis Freescale Sensor Solution, FRDM-STBC-AGM01, features three of the latest sensing technologies incorporated on one board and has been manufactured at its Embest facility in China. These technologies that are typically found in high end consumer devices are now available in a single, low cost shield allow users to determine motion, position and location as well as angle of rotation.
David Shen, Group Chief Technology Officer at Premier Farnell said, “We are delighted to work with Freescale to continually add the newest technologies to our portfolio. This expansion board uses one of the most popular accessory shield interfaces and allows designers from all industries to easily design in the latest accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer functionality into their designs.”
This 9-axis sensor expansion board for the FXAS21002C gyroscope and the FXOS8700CQ integrated e-compass, is compatible with most Freescale Freedom boards and is supported by the Freescale Sensor Fusion Toolbox. The FRDM-STBC-AGM01 is ideal for a wide range of applications requiring motion, orientation and location including:
- Industrial and consumer grade robots, UAVs, and RC vehicles
- Game controllers
- Gyro-stabilized electronic compass
- Gesture-based user interfaces and Human Machine Interface (HMI)
- Mobile phones and tablets
- Virtual and augmented reality devices (including glasses)