U-BRAIN MicroSmart is a Tiny “15-Axis” Sensor Module with Bluetooth or Zigbee Connectivity

Usuda Research Institute & Systems Corporation has just announced U-BRAIN MicroSmart, a tiny and lightweight 3D modules module with a “15-axis” sensor, 5 GPIOS, as well as optional Zigbee and Bluetooth connectivity allowing up to 100 meter range. The module targets wearable devices used for fitness and health applications.

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U-BRAIN MicroSmart (UBN-MS8) Specifications:

  • Processor –  MCU + DSP
  • Sensors – 6-axis position sensors, 3-axis posture sensor, 3-axis direction sensor, 1 temperature sensor, 1 audio sensor, and 1 light sensor.
  • Connectivity – Optional? Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR or ZigBee with up to 100 meter range.
  • GPIO – 5 GPIOS, TTL.
  • Power Consumption – 10 mA max during use, 100 uA max in sleep mode
  • Power – Via microUSB port
  • Dimensions – 20 x 19 x 3.8 mm
  • Weight – 2g to 5g depending on presence and selection of communication module

The module will support Windows XP/Vista/7/9.0/8.1, Android 2.3 and greater, iOS, Linux, Unix and ITRON RTOS. Middleware and software tools to handle signals and motion control will be provided, and products like Google Earth and Unity are also supported.

If your Japanese is good enough, you can find more information in the press release and product brief.

Via Tech-On

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15 – only a few more & they’ll have enough dimensions for string theory!