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InvenSense, Inc. (NYSE: INVN), the leading provider of
MotionTracking™ devices for consumer electronics, announced that its HID (Human Interface Device) and User-Mode Driver (UMD) motion sensing solutions for Windows 8 and Windows RT are in high-volume production with multiple Tier-1 Ultrabook™ and tablet manufacturers. In collaboration with Microsoft, InvenSense ported its MotionApps™ software to the new Windows 8 OS and its solutions are now WHCK-certified for both Intel and ARM architectures. This allows for rapid integration of InvenSense MotionTracking devices along with robust and field-proven MotionApps software, providing OEMs with a one-stop sensor subsystem solution.
InvenSense provides Windows 8 Ultrabook and tablet manufacturers the option of implementing either a sensor hub solution inside a microcontroller using the HID protocol, or the lower-cost option of a hub-less UMD solution. Using InvenSense intelligent MotionTracking devices, both solutions meet Microsoft’s requirements for low-power screen orientation and connected standby mode. The UMD solution manages Windows 8 protocols for low-power operation inside the intelligent MotionTracking hardware, without the need for a costly, discrete microcontroller sensor hub. Alternatively, the sensor hub solution supports both HID-over-USB and HID-over-I
2C protocols running on popular microcontroller architectures.