Vodafone K.K. Announces New Motion Control Sensor; The World's Smallest 6-axis Sensor Chip Can Transform a Mobile Phone into a Planisphere
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Vodafone K.K. Announces New Motion Control Sensor; The World's Smallest 6-axis Sensor Chip Can Transform a Mobile Phone into a Planisphere

Tokyo, Feb 28, 2006 - (JCN Newswire) - Vodafone K.K. today announces a new Motion Control Sensor jointly developed with Aiichi Steel Corporation. The new Motion Control Sensor will feature in the Vodafone 904SH by Sharp, a new 3G mobile handset scheduled to go on sale in late April 2006.

The Motion Control Sensor senses handset movements and posture by virtually becoming "three semicircular canals". The new Motion Control Sensor can measure posture in all directions in 3D due to an expansion from +/-90 degrees to +/-180 degrees in roll and pitch posture measurement, and also measure directional acceleration in 3D, up from 2D in the previous version.

The new Motion Control Sensor is the world's smallest*1 6-axis sensor on a single semiconductor chip and offers greater functionality without a significant increase in size*2. The previous sensor used an electric compass (3-axis) and 2D directional acceleration sensor (2-axis) on one chip, while the new sensor has been improved to add a 3D directional acceleration sensor (3-axis), an A/D converter for converting detected data into digital data for output, a controlling microcomputer, and an internal sensor for temperature compensation, all on one unified chip.

To showcase the applications of the new Motion Control Sensor, the Vodafone 904SH comes with a pre-installed trial version of "Seiza o Sagaso" (Let's look for constellations, provided by Vodafone K.K.), an application that displays constellations in real time depending on which way a mobile handset is pointed towards the sky. "Seiza o Sagaso" lets customers transform their handset into a
planisphere to scan the night sky for constellations, creating a completely new and unprecedented mobile experience.

The Vodafone 904SH will be the first model to come embedded with the new Motion Control Sensor, and more 3G handsets compatible with this technology are planned for the future. Furthermore, Aiichi Steel plans to introduce the sensor in industries outside mobile communications for applications such as automobile and robot posture control.

*1: As of 28 February 2006 among 1 chip 6-axis sensors (according to Aiichi Seiko).
*2: The previous Motion Control Sensor was first announced on 31 January 2005 and launched with the V603SH (2G) by Sharp in February 2005. The sensor was later included in the V501SH (2G), V604SH (2G), and 804SH (3G) (all manufactured by Sharp).

About Vodafone

Vodafone is the world's leading international mobile communications group with over 260 million proportionate customers as of 31st March 2008. Vodafone currently has equity interests in 25 countries across five continents and a further 42 partner networks worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com .

Contact:

Vodafone K.K.
Matthew Nicholson
matthew.nicholson@vodaphone.com
+81-3-6403-1000

 


Feb 28, 2006
Source: Vodafone

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