STMicroelectronics has signed an agreement with Movea to integrate Movea's SmartMotion technology into the STM32F401 microcontroller operating as a low-power sensor-hub controller. The integration of Movea's motion-processing models into the STM32F401 will enable mobile-device manufacturers and application developers to deliver context-aware applications and services, such as pedestrian navigation and activity monitoring. Movea's sensor-hub product offers a set of SW, firmware and tools to enable an advanced-motion user experience. It gathers data from an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer and pressure sensor to bring advanced motion capacities to the STM32F401 platform. These features augment the sensors with auto calibration, 3D orientation, 3D compass; mobile gestures; activity monitoring; and pedestrian navigation. Movea will supply all the motion processing and support software for Android and Windows applications. The STM32F401 with SmartMotion technology and tools will be available in Q4 this year.