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Jun 4th, 2012
InvenSense® expands into industrial applications with the world's first single-chip, integrated high-performance 3-axis industrial gyroscope
MPU-3300 breakthroughs include more than 100% lower noise, 10X smaller size, and a 3X price advantage vs. other industrial gyroscopes.
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InvenSense, Inc. (NYSE: INVN), the leading provider of MotionTracking™devices, today announced its entry into the industrial market with the introduction of itsMPU-3300, the world’s first single-chip,high performance integrated 3-axis industrial gyroscope.Leveraging the company’s proven high volume production capabilities, InvenSense is providinghighperformance, high reliability, lowpower and low costwithultra-precise positioning and monitoring information forindustrial applications.Drastically cutting the size through integration, MPU-3300is10X smallerthan currentlyshipping industrial gyroscopes.  Industrial product designers can easily assemble the single-chip,three-axis digital gyroscope into their devices with the highest degree of axis alignment vs.assemblingthree discretegyroscopedevices.The MPU-3300 also offers more than 100% lower noisecompared toalternative offerings, providing accurate measurements for critical industrial applications.

“InvenSense has demonstratedleadership and innovation inthe consumer electronics market, with the world’s first integrated 2-axis gyroscope, 3-axis gyroscope,and single chip integrated 6-axisMotionTracking device,” said Steve Nasiri founderand CEO of InvenSense. “The MPU-3300 leverages our core technical expertise in design and manufacturing of MEMS gyroscopes, and offers the latest in integration and performance for the industrial market with the best combination of high performance, low cost, low power, small size, and long-term reliability.”

The MPU-3300,with a bias instability of 15 degrees/hour,is highly suited fora range ofindustrial applications includingAttitude Heading Reference Systems (AHRS) which require extremely stable performance for precision-attitude tracking.  AHRS systems are found in aerospace, robotics, and other applicationswhere the orientation of a device must be measured.  Navigation systems in industrial vehicles, aircraft and ships can also benefit from the highly accurate gyroscope technology while manufacturers of industrial instruments such as hand-held inventory control devices value the low-power consumption of the MPU-3300 at less than 10mW.Other applications that can benefit from the new MPU-3300includeantenna stabilization,precision robotics, inventory controlsystems, survey instruments, factory equipment, industrial power tools, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), precision agriculturalmachinery, guidance and steeringproducts, and construction equipment.

The MPU-3300 features a factory calibrated, monolithic 3-axis gyroscope in a small 4x4x0.9mm QFN package that simplifies placement, alignment and calibration tasks for easy integration into space-constrained products.  It is designed for operation in temperatures ranging from -40°C to +105°C, making it ideally suited for harsh industrial environments.  The MPU-3300 sensitivity scale factor variation over this temperature range is ±2%, and zero-rate output variation over this temperature range is±0.14dps/°C.  MPU-3300also offers industry leading noise performance at 0.005dps/√Hz which is significantly better than competitor industrial gyroscope performance of 0.01 to 0.03dps/√Hz.  Moreover, the MPU-3300includes high resolution 16-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), programmable digital filters, low current consumption of only 3.6mA,an embedded temperature sensor, and both SPI and I2C interfaces.

The MPU-3300 is available now in mass productionand is priced at $35USD in 1000 unit quantities, an industry breakthrough price pointcompared to multichip industrial gyroscopes solutions.The MPU-3300 is being demonstrated in booth #601 at the Sensors Expo Conference in Rosemont, Illinois, June 6-7, 2012.  To purchase samples or for additional information about the MPU-3300, please visit our website at www.invensense.com or contact InvenSense Sales at sales@invensense.com.

About InvenSense
InvenSense Inc. (NYSE: INVN) is the leading provider of MotionTracking™ solutions for consumer electronic devices in the world. The company’s patented Nasiri-Fabrication platform and patent-pending MotionFusion™ technology address the emerging needs of many mass-market consumer applications such as, improved performance, accuracy, and intuitive motion- and gesture-based interfaces. InvenSense technology can be found in consumer electronic markets including smartphones, tablets, gaming devices, optical image stabilization, and remote controls for Smart TVs. InvenSense is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and has offices in China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Dubai. More information can be found at www.invensense.com.

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