The Windows Sensor and Location Platform is a hardware and software development kit that allows designers to integrate sensor and location devices into Microsoft Windows. This hardware platform features various Freescale sensors and microcontrollers, including the MCF51JM128 ColdFire® USB MCU, the MMA7260QT 3-axis accelerometer, the MC34673 Li-ion battery charger IC, and the MPR084 capacitive touch sensor.
Freescale sensors enrich designs by detecting real-world conditions, such as motion, touch or pressure. New for Windows 7, the Windows Sensor and Location Platform incorporates accelerometers, proximity touch sensors and microcontrollers (MCUs) that enable your computer's applications to adapt to their current environment.
With location sensors such as the MMA7455L accelerometer in GPS devices that use triangulation technology -- your applications and gadgets can know exactly where they are, enabling them to provide more location-relevant functionality. The MPR084 proximity touch sensor gives the user interface a customizable array of multi-use touch buttons. Freescale's MCF51JM128 ColdFire® USB Microcontroller has both I2C and SPI ports available to communicate with these digital sensors.
Through Windows 7, the user has control over how data from these devices is exposed to applications. Hardware manufacturers can learn how to write sensor and location drivers by installing the Windows 7 Driver Kit (WDK). Developers can learn how to write location-aware and sensor-enabled applications by installing the Windows 7 Software Development Kit (SDK).
For more information on the Windows Sensor and Location Platform (also known as the Flexis JM Badge Board), you can visit the following websites:
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