Sensor Platforms and ARM largesse open source software
Sensor Platforms, a leading source for algorithmic sensor software aimed at smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, together with ARM, the world’s leading semiconductor intellectual property provider, announced the debut of the world’s first open source software meant for sensor hub applications.
The software, called Open Sensor Platform (OSP), will streamline the integration of sensors across multiple applications, and afford a flexible framework for more sophisticated interpretation and analysis of sensor data.
The integration of sensors into smartphones, followed by wearables and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices is powering an exponential increase in the volumes of data created. Sensor Platforms is providing this embedded framework specifically for sensor data acquisition, communication, and interpretation.
OSP has been designed for the ARM architecture which is pervasive in sensor hub applications because of the low-power capabilities, simplicity of integration, and broad ecosystem.
“Until now, the use of sensors and sensor hubs in mobile devices has been fragmented and ad hoc,” alleged Jim Steele, VP of Engineering, Sensor Platforms. Supplementing that – “OSP encourages developers to focus on creating innovative applications for sensors rather than reinventing the wheel for each sensor interface. It also enables OEMs to provide context-awareness to the Android HAL, which is important for the always-on demands of Android KitKat and Android Wear.”