Texas Instruments has announced the Sensor Hub BoosterPack for its Tiva C Series TM4C123G LaunchPad at Design West 2013. The new BoosterPack is a plug-in daughter card that allows ARM Cortex-M4 MCU developers to create products with up to seven types of motion and environmental sensing capabilities. This BoosterPack and accompanying TivaWare software enables measurement of pressure, humidity, ambient and infrared (IR) light along with temperature and motion (including acceleration, orientation and compass).

 

Developers can use the board to create sensor fusion applications such as global positioning system (GPS) tracking, home and building automation, portable consumer electronics, games and many more applications.

 

The  BoosterPack leverages the processing, floating-point and communication capabilities of TI's Tiva C Series TM4C123GH6 ARM Cortex-M4 MCU for enhanced sensor accuracy. TI's TivaWare software, provided with the LaunchPad kit, includes a Sensor Driver Library, providing developers with a sensor fusion API and several example applications that demonstrate how each of the sensors operate individually or in collaboration.

 

Similarly, TivaWare software also includes the Peripheral Driver Library to configure and operate the on-chip peripherals with a set of example applications. These applications demonstrate the capabilities of the Tiva TM4C123GH6 MCU, as well as provide a starting point for users to develop their final applications.