iGyro ™

A gyroscope, or commonly called “gyro”, measures the rotation rate of a device. While the gyro’s functionality significantly enhances the user experience for gaming on mobile devices, the cost, power consumption and board space required has limited its applicability to only the most expensive mobile devices. mCube has solved that limitation by developing a complete software-based gyro, called the iGyro™, that can bring 9DoF motion gaming and augmented reality experiences to Android phone and tablet users, while cutting the power, cost and board space in half compared to hardware-based discrete solutions. The new mCube iGyro™ virtual rotation sensor uses accelerometer and magnetometer measurements to estimate rotational rates about all three axes. This supports the computation of rotation rates, creating a virtual nine degrees of freedom sensor, with significantly lower power consumption and cost than a sensor package incorporating a hardware gyro.

Key Feature Comparison:

mCube 9DoF iGyro MC7010 mCube 9DoF iGyro MC7030 Other Discrete 9DoF Sensor Solutions
Power 0.20mA 0.13mA 3.6mA
Relative Cost 1x 1x 2x
Sensor Foot Print 9mm2 4mm2 22mm2
Pin Compatibility 3, 6 and 9 axis options possible with one board design (using mCube 3-axis accelerometer and 6-axis eCompass ) 3, 6 and 9 axis options possible with one board design (using mCube 3-axis accelerometer and 6-axis eCompass ) Needs new PCB board each for 3, 6 and 9 axis models
Mfr. Part # Description Acceleration Digital Output # Bits Supply Current Package / Case Package (sqmm)  
MC7010 9-Axis Virtual iGyro 8g 14 bit 200 uA LGA-16 3x3