Microchip’s low-power, flexible SSC7102 sensor hub facilitates the implementation of sensor fusion, pushing time-to-market with a wide selection of supported sensors. To make this possible, the company partnered directly with multiple sensor manufacturers and sensor-fusion specialists. The hub consumes approximately 4 mA while running complex sensor-fusion algorithms, extending battery life for Windows 8.1 tablets, laptops, ultrabooks, and smartphones. Such algorithms culminate from the need to “fuse” data produced by multiple motion (accelerometers, magnetometers, gyropscopes) and environmental (light, temperature, humidity, pressure) sensors into a given system. The turnkey SSC7102 comes in a 6- by 6-mm BGA package.