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TDK announces worldwide availability of a new generation of MEMS barometric pressure sensor platform

September 23, 2021

TDK Corporation (TSE: 6762) announces the worldwide availability of the InvenSense ICP-20100 platform, a new generation, feature-rich barometric pressure sensor, ideal for applications in smart phones, tablets, drones, and smart home appliances. With architectural innovations, ICP-20100 improves on the industry-leading accuracy, long term drift, and temperature stability of the SmartPressure™ product family.

The ICP-20100 device combines a barometric pressure and a temperature sensor in a small 2.0 mm x 2.0 mm x 0.8 mm package. The device enables flexible user designs with multiple input voltage levels including 1.2V, 1.8V and 3.3V, and a choice of I²C, I3CSM and SPI interfaces. The ICP-20100 device can be configured to achieve ultra-low noise or ultra-low power performance and has the versatility to perform anywhere in-between.

The InvenSense SmartPressure™ family uses an innovative capacitive MEMS architecture to deliver lower power consumption and lower noise than competing pressure sensors technologies. The ICP-20100 pressure sensor can operate over wide temperature ranges and deliver measurement accuracies required by a variety of applications including, 3D geolocation and emergency location service (E911), mobile indoor/outdoor navigation, sport and fitness activity tracking, and altitude-hold in drones. The sensor assists in extending battery life for always-on applications due to its extreme low-power consumption. With ultra-low noise pressure sensing capabilities, the ICP-20100 can detect altitude changes of less than 5 cm.

“With its low noise architectural innovations, ICP-20100 underscores TDK’s continued commitment to bringing innovative human sensing solutions,” said Uday Mudoi, Director of Product Marketing at InvenSense, a TDK Group Company. “ICP-20100 accurately measures pressure over a long period of time, enabling new critical and important applications such as determination of accurate location of E911 calls.”

A comprehensive development kit (DK-20100) and evaluation platform are also available along with necessary software to enable quick-to-market development of customer systems. In addition to the ICP-20100, the ICP-10125, ICP-10101, and ICP-10111 pressure sensors are part of the SmartPressure™ product family of solutions and are currently in worldwide distribution. Please visit https://invensense.tdk.com/pressure/ or contact InvenSense Sales at sales@invensense.com.

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Glossary
•IoT: Internet of Things
•Pa: Pascal
•E911: Enhanced 911 service
•EV: Evaluation module
•DK: Developer Kit
•MEMS: Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems

Main applications
•Smart phones, tablets
•Leisure, sports, and fitness activity monitoring for wearable sensors
•Altitude Control of Drones and Flying Toys
•Virtual Reality and Gaming Equipment
•Altimeters and barometers for portable devices
•Indoor/outdoor navigation (dead-reckoning, floor/elevator/step detection)
•Smart home appliances such as robotic vacuum cleaners

Main features and benefits
•Pressure operating range: 30 to 110 kPa
•Pressure sensor temperature coefficient offset: ±0.5 Pa/ C
•I²C, I3CSM and SPI interface
•FIFO, Interrupt, User configurable ODR/OSR
•RoHS and Green compliant

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About TDK Corporation
TDK Corporation is a world leader in electronic solutions for the smart society based in Tokyo, Japan. Built on a foundation of material sciences mastery, TDK welcomes societal transformation by resolutely remaining at the forefront of technological evolution and deliberately “Attracting Tomorrow.” It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. TDK’s comprehensive, innovation-driven portfolio features passive components such as ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, as well as magnetics, high-frequency, and piezo and protection devices. The product spectrum also includes sensors and sensor systems such as temperature and pressure, magnetic, and MEMS sensors. In addition, TDK provides power supplies and energy devices, magnetic heads and more. These products are marketed under the product brands TDK, EPCOS, InvenSense, Micronas, Tronics and TDK-Lambda. TDK focuses on demanding markets in automotive, industrial and consumer electronics, and information and communication technology. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America. In fiscal 2021, TDK posted total sales of USD 13.3 billion and employed about 129,000 people worldwide.

About InvenSense
InvenSense, Inc., a TDK Group company, is a world leading provider of MEMS sensor platforms. InvenSense’s vision of Sensing Everything® targets the consumer electronics and industrial areas with integrated Motion, Sound, and Ultrasonic solutions. InvenSense’s solutions combine MEMS (micro electrical mechanical systems) sensors, such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, compasses, microphones, and ultrasonic 3D-sensing with proprietary algorithms and firmware that intelligently process, synthesize, and calibrate the output of sensors, maximizing performance and accuracy. InvenSense’s motion tracking, ultrasonic, audio, fingerprint, location platforms and services can be found in Mobile, Wearables, Smart Home, Industrial, Automotive, and IoT products. InvenSense became part of the MEMS Sensors Business Group within the newly formed Sensor Systems Business Company of TDK Corporation in 2017. In February of 2018, Chirp Microsystems joined the InvenSense family through its acquisition by TDK. InvenSense is headquartered in San Jose, California and has offices worldwide. For more information, go to invensense.tdk.com.

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