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TDK’s ICP-20100 is the Lowest Power Barometric Pressure Sensor to Achieve NextNav Certification

• The ICP-20100 ultra-low noise pressure sensor is now in mass production, available from distributors worldwide that carry InvenSense products
• Perfect fit for 3D location services with its ability to accurately measure a height difference as small as 5cm
• Suitable for smartphones, tablets, drones, AR/VR, and smart home appliances

June 22, 2022

TDK Corporation (TSE:6762) announces that the InvenSense ICP-20100, the latest generation of the SmartPressure™ MEMS Barometric Pressure Sensors, is now in mass production and has been certified by NextNav. Launched in 2021, the NextNav Certified process independently verifies the InvenSense sensor accuracy measurements, by engaging directly with component manufacturers to rigorously test sensors in real world operating scenarios. NextNav Certified supports these manufacturers in measuring performance against higher standards, ultimately benefiting wireless phones, wearables, and other devices, providing strong performance assurance for hardware manufacturers utilizing the certified components. The ICP-20100 is the lowest power barometric pressure sensor to receive this certification.

ICP-20100 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 enables extended battery life for always-on applications due to its extreme low-power consumption.

“TDK’s first-generation barometric pressure sensor, ICP-10111, was the first to achieve NextNav certified status last year. ICP-20100, our second-generation barometric pressure sensor brings architectural innovation to deliver even higher accuracy at lower power,” said Uday Mudoi, Senior Director of Product Marketing at InvenSense, a TDK Group Company. “The NextNav certification of ICP-20100 assures our customers that TDK’s performance sensing solution will continue to enable smarter systems that deliver the best user experience.”

“Pressure sensor performance is critical to delivering accurate 3D location service for applications such as E911,” said Dan Hight, VP of Business Development and Partnerships at NextNav. “NextNav certification of InvenSense ICP-20100 demonstrates that the sensor performance clears a high bar and offers a solid choice to customers.”

The InvenSense SmartPressure™ Sensors use an innovative capacitive MEMS architecture to deliver industry-leading accuracy, long term drift, temperature stability, and low power consumption. 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 can be configured to achieve ultra-low noise or ultra-low power performance and has the versatility to perform anywhere in-between those thresholds. With ultra-low noise pressure sensing capabilities, the ICP-20100 can detect altitude changes of less than 5 cm.

A comprehensive development kit, DK-20100, and evaluation platform, EV_ICP-20100, 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™ Sensor family and are available from distributors worldwide that carry InvenSense products.

TDK will be demonstrating SmartPressure™ products along with the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of passive components, sensors, power supplies, and batteries at booth #718 at Sensor Converge, June 27-29 in San Jose, CA. To learn more, please visit https://invensense.tdk.com/smartpressure or contact InvenSense Sales at inv.sales.us@tdk.com.

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

Main applications
•Smartphones, tablets, E911
•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 2022, TDK posted total sales of USD 15.6 billion and employed about 117,000 people worldwide.

About InvenSense
InvenSense, a TDK Group company, is a world-leading provider of SmartSensing platforms. InvenSense’s vision of Sensing Everything® targets the consumer electronics and industrial areas with integrated Motion, Sound, Pressure, and Ultrasonic solutions. InvenSense’s solutions combine MEMS (micro electrical mechanical systems) sensors, such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, compasses, microphones, barometric pressure sensors, and ultrasonic time-of-flight sensors 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, IoT, Robotics, and many more types of products. InvenSense became part of the MEMS Sensors Business Group within the Sensor Systems Business Company of TDK Corporation in 2017. In April of 2022, Chirp Microsystems formally merged with InvenSense. InvenSense is headquartered in San Jose, California and has offices worldwide.

About NextNav
NextNav Inc. (Nasdaq: NN) is a leader in next generation GPS, enabling a whole new ecosystem of applications and services that rely upon vertical location and resilient geolocation technology. The company’s Pinnacle network delivers highly accurate vertical positioning to transform location services, reflecting the 3D world around us and supporting innovative, new capabilities. NextNav’s TerraPoiNT network delivers accurate, reliable, and resilient 3D positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) services to support critical infrastructure and other GPS-reliant systems in the absence or failure of GPS.

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