Sensor Node Tracks Motion Like A Hound

Hillcrest Labs expands its sensor node product line with the BNO085, a 9-Axis System in Package (SiP) that features an enhanced sensor fusion algorithm tuned specifically for use in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and 3D audio applications. VR systems that use BNO085 are promised the benefit from more accurate alignment between the controllers and headset even when the controllers are outside the field of view of the systems’ camera(s).

 

The BNO085 includes all the same features of its predecessor, the BNO080. It combines Hillcrest Labs’ proprietary MotionEngine sensor processing software with an accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, and a low-power 32-bit ARM Cortex M0+ MCU in a single package. Enhancements designed for VR systems include:

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  • Improved motion tracking with both inside-out and outside-in camera systems;
  • Significantly reduced heading error to keep controllers aligned with the headset;
  • Tight synchronization between controllers in dual controller systems; and
  • Stabilized orientation output that tracks the rotational motion of one or more controllers, even when outside the camera’s field of view.

The BNO085 is available for production orders and immediate sampling along with documentation and evaluation tools. For more information, a datasheet is available for you reading pleasure.